Raptors Hold Off Bucks, Win in Double Overtime Game 3

Raptors' PG Kyle Lowry. Photo by Canadian Press/REX/Shutterstock

Eastern Conference finals just got more interesting. Toronto Raptors managed to get a 118-112 win over Milwaukee Bucks in double overtime Game 3 on Sunday night, which got the series to 2-1. 

After seeing Game 1 slipping out of their hands in the final two minutes, Raptors were in danger of allowing that to happen in Game 3 as well. They entered the final minute of the game with a five-point lead but failed to score a single basket since then and allowed Bucks to force overtime. Two teams ended level in the first overtime as well, and only in the second one, Toronto managed to get the badly needed win.

Kawhi Leonard scored game-high 36 points for Toronto Raptors, while Pascal Siakam and Norman Powell added 25 and 19 points respectively. 

“It’s playoff basketball,” – said Leonard after the game. “I want to win. … We’re still here. Nobody wants to go home. We’re going to keep striving to reach that goal. That’s what I pride myself on, both ends of the floor.”

Milwaukee Bucks, on the other side, were led by bench players George Hill with 24 points and Malcolm Brogdon, who provided 20 points. Bucks’ superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, on the other hand, had his worse game in the playoffs, managing to score only 12 points and fouling out of the game.

“At the end of the day, we didn’t have our best game,” – said Antetokounmpo. “But obviously our team is special, and even though their leaders had a bad night, they were able to send this game into double overtime.”

Raptors and Bucks play again on Tuesday night in Toronto.