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USA Today
23 articles
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The top-seeded Boston Celtics are back from the brink of disaster. They have dug themselves out of an 0-2 hole against the Chicago Bulls to take the lead in t..
The Toronto Raptors eliminated the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday in Game 6 and will now face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round. USA TODAY Sports For the first time in franc..
USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick discusses the state of the Golden State Warriors, who just swept the Trail Blazers in the opening round of the NBA playoffs. USA TODAY Sports David Ster..
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With coach Steve Kerr ailing, the Golden State Warriors are in capable hands with assistant Mike Brown. Kerr, the reigning NBA Coach of the Year, stayed behin..
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks started their 4/20 blowout of the Toronto Raptors early with Khris Middleton scoring bucket after bucket. Thon Maker got involved with a forcef..
DeMar DeRozan's 33 points and nine rebounds help Toronto win at Milwaukee on Saturday and send their first-round playoff series back to Canada tied at 2-2. USA TODAY Sports MILWAUK..
Sports Net
15 articles
MILWAUKEE – The weight was added, load by load, over four years. It had to have grown heavy. As the Toronto Raptors morphed from fun, young team to a team with promise to a team wi..
It wasn’t pretty, but for the first time ever the Toronto Raptors won a playoff series without it going to the maximum games allotted. Here’s how they managed it: D was the key The..
But before that they spent a good chunk of time heavy petting those same demons all up and down the floor of Milwaukee’s BMO Bradley Center. With 5:16 left in the third quarter, De..
MILWAUKEE, Minn. — The Toronto Raptors are headed to the Eastern Conference semifinals. But they didn’t take the easiest path in getting there. DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points as th..
TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors rebounded from one of the most demoralizing playoff losses in franchise history and seized control of their opening-round series with the Milwaukee Bu..
But that was just the warm-up act. The Raptors second-year small forward dunked, drove and buried three-pointers from the corner as Toronto routed the Milwaukee Bucks, 118-93, to t..
Bleacher Report
10 articles
The Toronto Raptors advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs Thursday, but nothing was easy about it. Toronto beat the Milwaukee Bucks in BMO Harris Bradley Center 92-89 to..
MILWAUKEE — It started like the sort of race you have with your kid brother. Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry had the ball near the top of the key, a sizable lead over Giannis Ante..
The Milwaukee Bucks and Memphis Grizzlies will look to stave off postseason elimination on Thursday night as they each host the sixth game of their respective NBA playoff series. H..
If you were worried about Rudy Gobert's left knee holding up, his vicious putback dunks during Utah's fourth game against the Clippers should have been enough to ease your con..
For the first time this series, the Toronto Raptors are in control. The No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference took a 3-2 lead in the first-round playoff matchup with a 118-93 win ov..
The rest of the NBA playoffs will have a hard time matching Saturday night.   Onlookers can brush aside the first round all they want. But Kawhi Leonard putting the San Antoni..
Fox News
10 articles
One of the more evenly matched series of the 2017 NBA playoffs ended too soon on Thursday night, as the Toronto Raptors staved off the Milwaukee Bucks 92-89 to take a 4-2 first-rou..
MILWAUKEE -- DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points and the Toronto Raptors squandered a 25-point lead late in the third quarter before holding on for a 92-89 victory Thursday night over t..
Golden State Warriors? Splash brothers? Please, move over for the Milwaukee Bucks sharpshooters Tony Snell and Malcolm Brogdon. Snells 16 3-pointers in the postseason rank third in..
ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- Sometimes, a young team needs to learn from failure to get better. Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd hopes his players build on the lessons learned from a stink..
Giannis Antetokounmpo was solid in the Milwaukee Bucks' Game 5 loss to the Toronto Raptors, tallying 30 points and nine rebounds. He did have a few highlights, too, including a coa..
TORONTO -- Norm Powell scored a career playoff-high 25 points, Kyle Lowry had 16 points and 10 assists and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 118-93 in Game 5 of their fi..
SB Nation
9 articles
After the Raptors and the Bucks played Game 3, nobody knew what to expect from the rest of the series. Milwaukee had waxed Toronto in a thoroughly uncompetitive beatdown, and even ..
Thursday night will bring us two elimination games as Raptors-Bucks and Spurs-Grizzlies will both play in their respective Game 6 of each series. The Bucks and Grizzlies have both ..
The Warriors dropped 45 in the first quarter on Monday and never looked back. Durant looked incredible. By the end of the night, the Blazers were not just on summer vacation, but I..
The Raptors held control of this game throughout until they completely pulled away in the fourth quarter. Unlike the other Toronto wins, this game wasn’t won behind the efforts of ..
Serge Ibaka was everywhere doing everything in the opening quarter of Game 5 between the Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks. He scored nine points on 4-of-5 shooting including a s..
After a slew of Sunday games left NBA fans yearning for more, Monday’s trio of playoff matchups is enough to keep you held over for a tough start to the work week. Kicking off the ..
7 articles
Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks are heading to their summer vacations earlier than they would've liked.  The up-and-coming Bucks are certainly on their way, with..
In addition to earning an impressive six-game series win on the court - and also kind of because of it - the Toronto Raptors also won the social media game against the Milwaukee Bu..
Toronto outscored Milwaukee 61-45 in the second half and got 90 points from their starters in front of their home crowd. Norman Powell (25/4/4) was inserted into the starting lineu..
The Toronto Raptors evened up their first-round playoff series with the Milwaukee Bucks at 2-2 after a hard fought 87-76 win on the road last night. The Raptors and star DeMar DeRo..
It's all about winning come playoff time. Not playing nice and it's certainly not about showing as much respect as possible toward your opponents. The Milwaukee Bucks organization ..
To say the Toronto Raptors had a bad night in Milwaukee on Thursday would be a vast understatement. While losing 104-77 to the Bucks in Game 3 of the first-round Eastern Conference..
The Score
7 articles
Kyle Lowry wanted to make sure reporters got the story right. The star of Game 5 wasn't Lowry, it wasn't his Toronto Raptors backcourt partner DeMar DeRozan, it wasn't even Milwauk..
Norman Powell was either blissfully unaware that both Giannis Antetokounmpo and Thon Maker were at the rim waiting for him on this drive to the basket, or he just didn't care. Fear..
The Milwaukee Bucks are tied 2-2 in their series against the heavily favored Toronto Raptors thanks to the singular efforts of one man. Giannis Antetokounmpo is using his second pl..
You know the ball is out of reach when even the long arms of Giannis Antetokounmpo can't get to it. The Air Canada Centre faithful went berserk minutes into the first quarter Monda..
It was a "must-win" for the Toronto Raptors, and they played accordingly. The Raptors bounced back from a 27-point shellacking in Game 3 with an inspired 87-76 victory against the ..
The Toronto Raptors made a change to their starting lineup by swapping in Norman Powell in place of Jonas Valanciunas for Saturday's Game 4 against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Raptors..
6 articles
ST. FRANCIS, Wisconsin --  With the sting of their frantic but failed Game 6 comeback effort still fresh in their minds, the Milwaukee Bucks returned to their practice facilit..
MILWAUKEE – Stay composed. Take care of the basketball. Trust each other. And for crying out loud, slow down. The Toronto Raptors had rounded up all the usual reassurances as the M..
TORONTO –  DeMar DeRozan has had higher scoring games in the playoffs. He just dropped 33 points on Saturday. He's had also more assists in a playoff game before. But Monday f..
No. 1: Durant still questionable for Game 4 -- Given their druthers, the Golden State Warriors would always prefer to have All-Star forward and former NBA MVP Kevin Durant in their..
MILWAUKEE – As chess moves go, this one was straight out of checkers. Dwane Casey, coach of the Toronto Raptors, swapped out center Jonas Valanciunas from his starting lineup in Ga..
MILWAUKEE – Earlier in the day, Toronto coach Dwane Casey talked about the way in which experience reveals and asserts itself over an opponent still relatively on training wheels a..
6 articles
MILWAUKEE - The Toronto Raptors keep getting themselves into tough situations in the playoffs. They hope their resilience helps make them stronger as they get ready to face the Cle..
MILWAUKEE - The crowd on the road was rowdy. The 25-point lead was gone. The Toronto Raptors were frazzled, in danger of losing a Game 6 in the playoffs again. This time, Toronto f..
TORONTO - Putting Norm Powell in the starting lineup has changed the playoff fortunes of the Toronto Raptors. Powell scored a career playoff-high 25 points, Kyle Lowry had 16 point..
PORTLAND, Ore. - With coach Steve Kerr ailing, the Golden State Warriors are in capable hands with assistant Mike Brown. Kerr, the reigning NBA Coach of the Year, stayed behind at ..
PORTLAND, Ore. - With coach Steve Kerr ailing, the Golden State Warriors are in capable hands with assistant Mike Brown. Kerr, the reigning NBA Coach of the Year, stayed behind at ..
MILWAUKEE - DeMar DeRozan scored 33 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 87-76 in a defensive slugfest on Saturday to tie their first-round Eastern Conference p..
Sporting News
5 articles
The Raptors finished off their first-round series against the Bucks Thursday, but not before almost suffering an historic collapse. With a 92-89 victory, the Ra..
After the Cavs swept the Pacers right out of the 2017 NBA playoffs, the Paul George clock started ticking. The All-Star small forward and his current team have to make so..
Raptors coach Dwane Casey has figured out how things work in his team's first-round Eastern Conference playoffs series against the Bucks. When he plays second-year guard ..
Another one bites the dust in the 2017 NBA playoffs. The Warriors cruised to a first-round sweep of the Trail Blazers with a blowout win Monday night. They join the Cavs as the onl..
Thursday night's NBA playoff games gave us one of the greatest comebacks in postseason history, a brutal blowout and a classic visit to the "Grindhouse" in Memphis. You know, stand..