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2017 Schedule
51-31, 2nd in Atlantic
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2hDave McMenamin

Love: Ibaka gives Raptors 'whole different look'

With his playoff experience and energy on the defensive end, Serge Ibaka gives the Raptors a "different dynamic" as they head into a rematch with Cleveland, Cavs forward Kevin Love said.

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Spurs and Raptors advance to second round (0:48)
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Casey: Raptors better with backs against wall

The Raptors are preparing to face Cleveland in the next round, and coach Dwane Casey says that even though they don't get much respect, they are "going to go down swinging."

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Greek Freak's decision costs Bucks in series loss (0:30)
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Raptors blow 25-point lead, but hold on for series win (2:23)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwane Casey says he loves that people doubt Toronto or may say, "same old Raptors." Casey liked what he saw and said other teams he's coached likely would've fell apart after blowing a 25-point lead in a hostile environment. "I loved our resiliency," Casey said. "I loved that we didn't cave in... We found a way to scratch and (come) through."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raptors enter a rematch with the Cavs feeling more experienced after falling in six to Cleveland in the East finals last year. "It gave us confidence to go out there and know we can play with one of the best teams out there in the world," Kyle Lowry told ESPN earlier this season. "... Yeah, they beat us, and they beat us good, but it gave us that learning pedestal that we have to make sure that we know that, 'Look, it is going to happen. We can do it.'... I think the difference with us this year going in is we are older. We are more experienced. We are a different team. We understand what we are going to do. We don't just rely on our offense. Our defense will have to do some things."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

DeMar DeRozan was every bit the go-to All Star the Raptors needed when everything fell apart. DeRozan scored 7-of-his-32 points in the last three minutes, including two big driving baskets, after Milwaukee to the lead to close the series out on the road and help Toronto avoid what would have likely been a nerve-wracking Game 7 at home.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Of all the Milwaukee missed opportunities to force a Game 7, the Bucks' nine missed free-throw attempts in the fourth hurt the most. The Bucks expended so much energy to erase a 25-point deficit and it showed at the line.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

And just like that it's over for the Bucks. After fighting back from 25 down to take the lead, Toronto regained the lead and Milwaukee made one last run. But down 3 late, Giannis Antetokounmpo passed on taking a 3 over the shorter Kyle Lowry before opting for a dunk and milking too much clock. DeMar DeRozan made two free throws and with one final chance to tie, the Bucks threw the ball away on the inbounds and Toronto escapes to face LeBron James and the Cavs next.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Raptors: will play Cavaliers in Conf Semis; 1-3 vs Cavs in regular season and lost to Cavs in 6 in 2016 Conf Finals

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DeRozan ends Bucks' season with hammer dunk (0:20)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Khris Middleton misses a bad 3-point shot attempt and then follows that with a bad turnover. In between, DeMar DeRozan made the Bucks pay with a driving dunk and two Cory Joseph free throws push Toronto up 89-82. Milwaukee, which has missed five straight, is running out of time.

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Terry nails 3 to give Bucks lead (0:18)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucks defense out of sorts after Greg Monroe scrambled to try to get an offensive rebound and had to get back on defense late. With Milwaukee unsettled on defense, Raptors find Cory Joseph in corner for wide open 3 to take a 3-point lead.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Terry has given the Bucks huge minutes and his 3-pointer caps off a 34-7 run that gives Milwaukee an improbable 80-78 lead. Dwane Casey calls for time trying anything he can to stop this Toronto meltdown.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raptors are in full collapse mode. A 25-point third-quarter lead has melted away under an avalanche of turnovers and Bucks' offensive rebounds and hustle to 50-50 balls. Khris Middleton just missed on converting a four-point play that would have tied the game.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucks are on a 24-7 run but Giannis Antetokounmpo is running on fumes having logged 41 minutes already midway through the fourth. Do the Bucks have enough left in the tank to erase what was a 25-point deficit? Jason Kidd, caught on TNT microphones, asked his team during a timeout: "So who is willing to kill himself to win the game? Huh?"

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Ibaka stuffs Greek Freak at the rim (0:22)
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DeRozan flies by defenders for two-handed flush (0:25)
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Greek Freak makes nice cut for big dunk (0:27)
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Wright fakes out defender for layup (0:19)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucks' offensive woes in the halfcourt continue. Giannis Antetokounmpo made 7-of-13 shots in the first half but the rest of the Bucks are shooting 7-of-26. Too many times the Bucks didn't move the ball around and settled for a one-on-one take with the possession often ending in a one-and-done.

Team Stats

Points Per Game106.910th
Rebounds Per Game43.318th
Assists Per Game18.530th
Points Allowed102.68th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-175131.622
2015-165626.683
2014-154933.598
2013-144834.585
2012-133448.415

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