The Milwaukee Bucks took an early 1-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals with a 108-100 home win over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.
The Fiserv Forum was rocking as they saw the home team take a crucial victory that puts them in the driver’s seat in the series.
The Bucks slowly climbed back after trailing for most of the first three quarters to grab a crucial series-opening victory. Things looked dicey after a strong start by the Raptors, but Milwaukee kept pushing.
Their fourth-quarter comeback was led by an unlikely figure by the name of Brook Lopez.
Lopez scored 13 of his 29 points in the game in the fourth quarter to bring his team back from the edge of defeat.
The veteran center also added 11 rebounds and 4 blocks on the night.
Lopez and Giannis Antetokounmpo, who scored 24 points and racked up 14 rebounds and 6 assists, led the Bucks’ attack against a strong offensive performance from two of Toronto’s key players.
Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry did their best to pull off a Game 1 upset, scoring 31 and 30 respective points, but they came up just short.
The Raptors will look to even up the series at 1 in Game 2 on Friday night in Milwaukee.