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Bucks use late flourish to take Game 1 from Raptors

Associated Press
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Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Milwaukee.

MILWAUKEE — Brook Lopez scored 13 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 24 and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied in the final minutes to beat the Toronto Raptors, 108-100, in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday night.

Lopez had a dunk with 2 minutes, 20 seconds left to put the Bucks ahead for good, added a 3-pointer on the next Milwaukee possession to push the lead to four and the team that finished the regular season with the NBA’s best record — after trailing for the overwhelming majority of the game — did just enough in the final minutes to grab the series lead.

Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points, and Kyle Lowry added 30 for the Raptors.

Game 2 is Friday night.

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