NBA playoffs: Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee Bucks tips, odds & betting preview
Conference Finals Game 1: Bucks offer handicap appeal in Eastern opener
Sky Sports Arena & Mix, 1.35am Thursday
Kawhi Leonard beat the buzzer on Sunday night but don’t expect him to beat the Bucks when the Eastern Conference final gets going.
The second-seed Raptors head to the top-seed Bucks just three days after completing a thrilling all-the-way bust-up with Philadelphia which went to the final nanoseconds of a memorable series.
Their problem is that’s precious little time for a turnaround and Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Milwaukee are rested, refreshed and in irresistible form.
Take the Bucks to take the lead at their Fiserv Forum stronghold and take them to cover a six-point spread in the process.
Milwaukee are unlike either the Magic or Sixers, the two teams Toronto have fended off, and a 3-1 regular-season loss to the Bucks shows they’ve been second best to them before.
Leonard has the defensive excellence to at least halt the Greek Freak but if Antetokounmpo’s teammates come to the party and start spreading Toronto resources, he’ll be pretty much unstoppable.
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