April 15, 2017, 6:12 pm
DeMar DeRozan had to contend with the Bucks’ meddlesome length on his dips and drives to the rim and shot just 7-of-21 as a result but managed to knock down 13-of-14 free throws to finish with 27 points.
It was a brutal second half for the Raptors, who shot just 7-of-35 over the final 24 minutes. DeRozan added eight boards and an assist and while the fantasy line was fine, this is hardly the start that DDR wanted for the postseason. While simple regression will get some of those shots to fall (he missed a couple looks at the rim), he’ll have to find new ways to contend with Milwaukee’s aggressive defense in Game 2.