The Toronto Raptors are one step closer to the second round of the NBA playoffs, as they won 118-93 over the Milwaukee Bucks at home, on Monday night. After a win in Milwaukee, the Raptors won again and took a 3-2 lead in the series. It was a blowout victory for Toronto. The final score was 118-93 in favor of the home team.

A balanced offense for the Raptors

The Toronto Raptors have finally adapted to Bucks defense, as the coach Dwayne Casey changed a starting lineup in the last two games. He replaced Jonas Valanicunas with Norman Powell in the lineup of departure, and that gave the Raptors some new offensive abilities, that they didn't have in the first three games.

Norman Powell responded big, as he was a leading scorer in this game with 25 points in 34 minutes on the floor. Powell also grabbed four rebounds and had four assists, three steals, and one block, while shooting efficiently 8 of 11 from the field, 4 of 4 from the outside and 5 of 5 from the Free Throw Line.

Kyle Lowry had a double-double with 16 points and ten rebounds, as he shot 4 of 9 from the field and 6 of 6 from the free throw line. Serge Ibaka added 19 points, six rebounds, three assists and three blocks while shooting an incredible 8 of 10 from the field in just 24 minutes of play.

DeMar DeRozan had 18 points and six assists, as he shot 7 of 14 from the field. DeMare Carroll played 21 points, as he added 12 points and six rebounds to his stat sheet, shooting 4 of 6 from the field.

Jonas Valanciunas played 21 minutes off the bench, as he had eight points, seven rebounds, and two blocks. Cory Joseph added 10 points off the bench.

The Raptors shot 41 of 71 from the field, 12 of 27 from downtown and 24 of 26 from the free-throw line, as they totally dominated this game offensively.

They also outrebounded the Bucks 40-22.

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks

As usual, Giannis Antetokounmpo was a leading scorer for the Bucks, as he scored 30 points and grabbed eight rebounds while shooting 12 of 18 from the field and 6 of 9 from the free throw line. Giannis also had three assists, three steals, and three blocks in 40 minutes on the floor.

Malcolm Brogdon was the only other Bucks starter that scored in double-digits, as he had 19 points in 33 minutes of play while shooting 7 of 11 from the field and 5 of 7 from the outside. Greg Monroe added 11 points in 22 minutes while coming off the bench. The Bucks shot a decent percentage from the field (51 %) and downtown (46 %), but they struggled from the free-throw line, as they shot only 58 percent.

The next game is on the schedule for Thursday, at 7:00 pm, as the series, will move back to Milwaukee.

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