May 21, 2019, 11:47 pmMalcolm Brogdon - G - Milwaukee Bucks
Malcolm Brogdon shot just 2-for-11 from the field for four points in Tuesday's Game 4 road loss to the Raptors, adding just five rebounds and three assists in his 28 minutes.
Brogdon missed his only free throw attempt and all three of his shots from distance. It wouldn't have been so deflating if George Hill (five points on 1-for-2 shooting in 27 minutes) and Eric Bledsoe (five points on 2-for-7 shooting in 20 minutes) had produced, but the whole backcourt had a tough time getting going tonight.
May 21, 2019, 11:24 pmKhris Middleton - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Khris Middleton was on fire in Tuesday's 120-102 Game 4 loss on Tuesday in Toronto, shooting 11-for-15 from the field on his way to a game-high 30 points in 36 minutes.
Middleton drained 4-of-7 threes, 4-of-5 free throws, had six boards and seven assists with zero turnovers as well. The Bucks will need some supporting cast members to step up once again in Thursday's Game 4 back in Milwaukee. This series could easily go the distance, giving the Warriors an extra seven days of rest for the Finals.
May 21, 2019, 11:14 pmGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo double-doubled with 25 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, a steal, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes, but it was not enough in Tuesday's Game 4 loss to the Raptors.
Giannis hit 9-of-17 from the field but just 6-of-10 from the line in a minus 19 performance. He came out aggressive with some first quarter driving dunks, but the Raptors have been able to slow him down in the lane over the last couple of games. His next shot at them comes on Thursday in Milwaukee.
May 21, 2019, 11:06 pmEric Bledsoe - G - Milwaukee Bucks
Eric Bledsoe was nearly invisible in Tuesday's Game 4, going for just five points (2-of-7 FGs, 1-of-2 FTs), three rebounds and two assists in 20 minutes.
Bledsoe has been pretty abysmal in this series and it seems to be getting worse. George Hill and Malcolm Brogdon played more than him in this game (27 and 28 minutes, respectively) and there's a good chance that could continue with Bledsoe not being much of a threat on offense lately. Though, Hill and Brogdon did combine for just nine points in this game too.
May 21, 2019, 1:30 pmGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo agreed to fund the construction of a new indoor basketball court in Athens, Greece where a fire destroyed the area, killing at least 100 people and destroying more than 1,000 homes in 2018.
Antetokounmpo is a class act, and it's great to see athletes contribute to their communities and culture outside of the court. The venue is reportedly expected to be completed by the end of the summer. Antetokounmpo and his Bucks squad face the Raptors in Game 4 on Tuesday night.
Source: NBC Sports
May 20, 2019, 6:02 pmD.J. Wilson - F - Milwaukee Bucks
D.J. Wilson (left ankle soreness) is questionable for Game 4 against the Raptors on Tuesday.
If Wilson is able to return, he won't be more than bench depth.
Source: NBA Injury Report
May 20, 2019, 3:46 pmMalcolm Brogdon - G - Milwaukee Bucks
Mike Budenholzer is inclined to stick with the current starting lineup for Game 4.
Bud mentioned he likes Malcolm Brogdon and George Hill off the bench, and he has every reason to do so. Even if there were going to be lineup changes, we wouldn't hear about it until right before tip-off, but don't expect any.
Source: Matt Velazquez on Twitter
May 19, 2019, 10:24 pmBrook Lopez - C - Milwaukee Bucks
Brook Lopez had a solid performance in Game 3 on Sunday as he put up 16 points and six rebounds on 5-of-10 shooting in a loss to the Raptors in double overtime.
Lopez has shown up for the Bucks in this series, but he was not able to lead them to a win like he did in Game 1. He added one assist, two steals and three triples to the box score. Lopez has played Marc Gasol very tough in this series, which has forced the Raptors to consider lineup changes. The play of Lopez should not go unnoticed in the overall spectrum of why the Bucks are as good as they are.
May 19, 2019, 10:19 pmGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo put up a unique line in Sunday's Game 3 loss to the Raptors in double overtime, with 12 points, 23 rebounds and seven assists.
The Greek Freak also added one steal, four blocks and eight turnovers before fouling out in the second overtime. He shot just 5-of-16 from the field and 2-of-7 from the line. The fact that the Bucks were able to force this game to two overtimes with Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, and Eric Bledsoe shooting 11-of-48 combined from the field shows how truly good of a team they are. The Bucks will look to take a commanding 3-1 series lead on Tuesday night.
May 19, 2019, 10:14 pmMalcolm Brogdon - G - Milwaukee Bucks
Malcolm Brogdon scored 20 points on 8-of-17 shooting in 37 minutes of action in a double overtime loss to the Raptors in Game 3 on Sunday.
The series is now 2-1 in favor of the Bucks, but Game 4 is a huge turning point as the game is Toronto and the Raptors have a chance to tie up the series. Brogdon and George Hill were on the court over Eric Bledsoe and Nikola Mirotic to end the game as they have played consistently well all series long. The dynamic duo off the bench had 44 points in this one and were the two highest scorers on the Bucks.
May 19, 2019, 10:11 pmGeorge Hill - G - Milwaukee Bucks
George Hill put up 24 points on 7-of-9 shooting in 37 minutes of action in a 118-112 Game 3 loss to the Raptors in double overtime on Sunday.
Hill has been fantastic off the bench for the Bucks all postseason, and he continued that trend in Game 3 as he carried the scoring load. The bench has been great for the Bucks, but the Raptors were still able to overpower them and bring the series within one game. The rest of the team must shoot the ball better for the Bucks to pull out the series win, but Hill has definitely shown up.
May 17, 2019, 11:52 pmBrook Lopez - C - Milwaukee Bucks
Brook Lopez followed up his monster 29-point performance in Game 1 with six points on 1-of-7 shooting in Friday's Game 2 blowout win over the Raptors.
He missed all four of his attempts from beyond the arc and added four rebounds and three assists to the box score. The Bucks are such a good team that even when Lopez, Eric Bledsoe, and Khris Middleton combine for 26 points, they are able to win by 22 points in the Eastern Conference Finals.
May 17, 2019, 11:48 pmMalcolm Brogdon - G - Milwaukee Bucks
The dynamic duo off the bench for the Bucks of Malcolm Brogdon and George Hill combined for 27 points on 10-of-18 shooting in a Game 2 win over the Raptors on Friday.
Brogdon scored 14 points and Hill scored 13 points, and it is becoming more and more clear every game that these two are the most important bench players in the rotation. Although Ersan Ilyasova did steal their shine for this game with 17 points, the bench as a whole scored 54 of the Bucks' 125 points. If the bench continues to play this well, it is hard to imagine the Bucks losing this series.
May 17, 2019, 11:43 pmNikola Mirotic - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Nikola Mirotic put up 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting with six rebounds in Game 2 win on Friday.
He had a similar performance to Game 1, but he is fitting into his role perfectly for the Bucks. Although he once again had one of the lowest plus/minus numbers on the entire team with a plus-2, he is making timely shots and showing up when the team needs him most. This starting lineup is working, so expect Mirotic to remain a starter for the entire Eastern Conference Finals.
May 17, 2019, 11:38 pmErsan Ilyasova - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Ersan Ilyasova came through for the Bucks in a 125-103 win in Game 2 on Friday as he put up 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting in 21 minutes of action.
He led the Bucks in plus/minus with a plus-22 and drew three charges in this game. His impact throughout his entire time on the court was significant and he was a huge reason that the Bucks were able to take a 2-0 series lead. He added three rebounds, two assists, two steals and two triples to the box score as well. Any time that Ilyasova plays as well as he did in this one, the Bucks are bound to win in blowout fashion.