On Saturday night, Canada hosted NBA playoffs basketball as their Toronto Raptors took on the visiting Milwaukee Bucks for Game 1 in a best-of-seven series. Unfortunately for the home area fans, the first game of the 2017 playoffs they got to see was a major upset by the visitors. When it was all said and done, Milwaukee claimed a 97-83 win away from home. Here's how the No. 6 seed Bucks grabbed their first game 1 road win since 1983 to go up 1-0 in their series.

Game 1 recap

While the visitors came out surging in the first quarter to take a 30-22 lead, the home team quickly bounced back, making it a 51-46 lead at the half.

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the effort for most of the first three parts of the game. However, the Greek Freak picked up his 4th foul late in the third quarter, causing coach Jason Kidd to substitute Khris Middleton for his power forward. During that stretch, the Bucks were actually able to take control of the game, going up by five to close out the third.

The onslaught continued in the fourth as the home team struggled to find the basket and the Bucks pulled away. Without free throws, Toronto would have been completely destroyed in the second half. Antetokounmpo was back in for more action in the final quarter. After a jump-shot from the "Greek Freak" as the shot clock was expiring, Milwaukee led by 17 points with just over two minutes remaining in the contest.

Toward the closing minute or so of game action, the Bucks' star let his emotions show a bit too much for the ref's liking, leading to a technical foul for his celebration of a blocked shot. It clearly had Toronto's DeRozan upset as well, as teammate Serge Ibaka calmed down the Raptors guard.

The NBA All-Star Antetokounmpo finished with 28 points and eight rebounds for the winning side.

Khris Middleton added 10 points and nine assists while Greg Monroe came off the bench for a 14-point and 15 rebound double-double. The Raptors were led by DeMar DeRozan's 27 points and eight rebounds, along with Serge Ibaka's 19 points and 14 boards. However, the home team shot a dismal 36 percent from the floor including just five-for-23 for their three-point attempts.

Coming up next

The two teams will meet for Game 2 of their series on Tuesday night. The game will be hosted once again by the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. It's scheduled for 7 p.m. Eastern Time with NBA TV carrying the live televised coverage of the matchup. The Raptors will look to have a better overall performance and try to keep emotions in check so the visitors don't go up 2-0 on them ahead of two games in Milwaukee next week.