MILWAUKEE -- The Bucks had a golden opportunity to take a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Raptors.
That didn't happen.
That energy the Bucks came out here with in Game 3, nowhere to be found in Game 4. They were flat from the get go.
But credit the Raptors for slowing down the Bucks, the 76 points... the lowest scoring since a game in mid-November with 73.
"Our game plan was to keep them scoring low. We did that, but I think our pace was slow. Offensively we just didn't get enough," Giannis Antetokounmpo said.
"Offensively we didn't move the ball. The ball was stuck. I think we took bad shots. We didn't take care of the ball. When you don't take care of the ball, you don't execute on the offensive end. They got one guys that's going and going," Malcolm Brogdon said.
"The first half DeRozan was the only one scoring for them. We knew that coming in, he was going to have a better game than he did in Game 3. I think there's just somethings we understand we need to clean up. We had an opportunity but when you turn the ball over 20 plus times, it's hard to have a pace," head coach Jason Kidd said.
Kidd talked about the turnovers, they had 20, compared to 13 in Game 3.
Maybe the more telling stat, the Bucks had just 16 assists tonight versus 29 in Game 3.
That tells you two things: shots weren't dropping and a lot of 1-on-1 going on.
So, the series is tied 2-2 headed back to Toronto,. In the final seconds of the game, the crowd was chanting in unison, "Bucks in 6."