DeMar DeRozan: Reeling Raptors will be "a different team" in Game 4

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Both are saying as little as possible. "Challenge late. We have to mix that up and start trapping him also because he is getting where he wants to go", Casey said.

This one was reminiscent of those beatdowns the Raptors suffered a year ago in the conference final any time they went to Cleveland.

Bucks fans were about to feast on the worst playoff game the Raptors have ever played, and their hollers, taunts and all-out jubilation grew louder with each Milwaukee bucket and Toronto blunder.

"I still think we can win the series". "It ain't over. It just sucks right now". The Raptors shot 22 percent and were almost outscored single-handedly by Antetokounmpo, who had 10 in the opening quarter including a pair of 3-pointers as the Bucks jumped out to a 32-12 lead.

It is harder than usual to believe that the Raptors can fight back. They'll live with the small consolation prize that is Game 3. There won't be any talk of that after the dagger Lowry hit with under 10 seconds left in the game. By mid-way through the second quarter, Ibaka was using unnecessary elbows on box-outs of Antetokounmpo, in a thinly veiled attempt to redirect the game's emotional energy.

Can the Milwaukee Bucks even out the series? They're sending two guys at me every time I come off a screen.

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Powell was instrumental in their last memorable playoff comeback, erasing a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter of Game 5 of their first-round series versus the Indiana Pacers this time past year. Now the Raptors have to hope all those minutes didn't aggravate his ankle with a quick turnaround for Game 3. Toronto's 77 points were the franchise's fewest in a playoff game since scoring 63 against Detroit on April 21, 2012. Khris Middleton, Tony Snell, and Malcolm Brodgon also amply exceed the average size at their respective positions, and together the Bucks' starting lineup (one of the league's very youngest) creates a suffocating web of interminable, omnipresent arms. Norman Powell added 12 markers off the bench and Jonas Valanciunas scored 11. All of this is exhausting to think about; in the third quarter, Antetokounmpo blocked a Norman Powell shot with his elbow.

Of course, the Raptors don't have LeBron James. We've always said that.

The Bucks need to keep Antetokounmpo aggressive, but employ him more in the post, where he's much more capable than launching jumpers.

The Bucks held the Raptors to just 33% from the field and 27% from beyond the arc, while shooting over 52% from inside and in rainbow country in a dominant show of force on both ends of the floor. As great as that sounds, they still have a lot of work to do. Late-blooming, undersized Lowry, in particular, has fought his way to superstar status through almost a decade of being under-appreciated and overlooked, bouncing around between Houston and Memphis.

"If it's going to be something that's going to help, if it's something going in a positive way, we have to be all for it", he said. That is, historically, when he and his team rise. DeMarre Carroll has given the Raptors next to nothing this series. Worrisome for the other denizens of the Eastern Conference. He didn't have a particularly good shooting night, finishing 2-7, but he dished out a game-high nine assists and pulled down seven rebounds. The Bucks outscored the Raptors when Antetokounmpo was on the floor but were outscored when he was on the bench. If I were to bet, I'd imagine the Raps bounce back this weekend after being thoroughly embarrassed, which is nearly just as frustrating as losing this ugly in the first place.

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