On Saturday, Canada will get the start of NBA playoffs when the Toronto Raptors host the Milwaukee Bucks. This matchup will be a battle featuring All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Bucks taking on DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry, and the Raptors. Based on last season's postseason success, Raptors fans are hoping for another trip to the Eastern Conference finals, and perhaps even farther. For Milwaukee, it means a return to playoffs action for this franchise. Here's a look at the game preview including odds, as well as how to watch Game 1 live streaming online or on TV.

Milwaukee vs. Toronto Game 1 preview

The Milwaukee Bucks (42-40) make their return to the NBA playoffs under third-year coach Jason Kidd. The team bowed out in the first round of the 2014-15 NBA postseason and missed last year's playoffs. Under the spotlight will be their talented lineup featuring "The Greek Freak." Gianni Antetokounmpo, who was an All-Star starter for the first time in his career this season. He comes into this game with averages of 22.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 5.4 assists to lead this improved Bucks team.

The Toronto Raptors tasted postseason success last year when they advanced all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals. Unfortunately, they went up against a superior Cleveland Cavaliers team.

Still, this Toronto team has the playoff experience necessary to make a run as the No. 3 seed. They'll start against Milwaukee, a team they went 3-1 against this past season. The loss came back on March 4th at Milwaukee when guard Kyle Lowry was sidelined with an injury. The newest Raptor Serge Ibaka led the team with 19 points while DeRozan managed just 11 points in the losing effort.

While star guard DeMar DeRozan sat out of Wednesday's game against Cleveland with an illness, he's supposed to be good to go for the NBA playoffs. DeRozan averaged 27.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game this past season. Teammate Kyle Lowry is still looking to get things going after his wrist injury.

The backcourt player has struggled to shoot the ball in the seven games since his return.

How to watch the game live

Saturday's Game 1 of the Bucks vs. Raptors series is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The live televised coverage will be shown on ESPN at that time, around the United States. Cable and satellite subscribers with ESPN as part of their channel lineup will be able to watch the NBA game live streaming through the WatchESPN website or compatible mobile apps.

There's also a free option to watch the Bucks and Raptors game live streaming online. SlingTV provides streaming channel feeds live over various devices and offers new customers a free week to try out the service. Their most basic channel lineup includes ESPN and ESPN2 which will allow fans to watch this playoff game and any others for the next week.

For more details on how to sign up for the trial and use the service, consult the Sling.com website.

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