"In both cases the locals were skeptical whether we should trust these guys - whether they're buying the team to move the team", Olson said.
Of course, Toronto will counter with Kawhi Leonard.
While there is a long series ahead, it all begins with Game 1. In its only other conference final appearance, Toronto lost to James and Cleveland in six games in 2016. There's also still plenty of tickets available for Milwaukee's other three home games, including almost entire rows in the lower bowl for a potential Game 7.
The Warriors didn't just use man-to-man defense on Lillard and McCollum, they switched defenses on the guards, sometimes using double- and even triple-teams to get the ball out of their hands and aggressively defended him when each player came off screens. "They were making me play in a crowd so I thought they were successful at that in this first game". We know we are capable of beating them.
Coach: Mike Budenholzer vs. Nick Nurse Edge Bucks. Nurse has had a great first year as the head coach of the Raptors, but Budenholzer is very experienced, serving as Gregg Popovich's primary assistant until he got his first head coaching job.
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The ripple effect from this change boosted the chances for teams in the middle of the lottery, like the New Orleans Pelicans . So, while the Cavs hope they can land the first overall pick, they at least need to secure a top-three pick Tuesday night.
Check out the daily offering of Best Bets from the WagerTalk Handicapping Team (we also suggest checking out the Pick Your Team Program). Lowry's seven three-pointers were a season-high, a playoff career high and one off his career-high.
"We're hoping for one more now", he said.
Milwaukee has been resting since eliminating Boston in Game 5 last Wednesday.
They may need it to derail the surging Bucks. "Because we have, we literally have the MVP in all three leagues", he said, referring to reigning National League MVP Christian Yelich, Antetokounmpo's potential to win it this year, and Aaron Rodgers, the Packers quarterback who has won two MVPs and is in frequent contention.
Curry was in fine form, scoring a game-high 36 points including making an impressive nine-of-15 from three-point range. The Trail Blazers advanced to face the two-time defending National Basketball Association champions Golden State Warriors, beginning on Tuesday night (Wednesday morning China time) in Oakland, California. Vegas odds give the Bucks a -6 spread but don't expect them to beat the odds as the Raptors will surely force a closer game than that. Seth even blocked a couple of shots and they went in because he blocked them.