Young Bucks ready for Raptors at their place

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MILWAUKEE, Wis (WSAW)-- With a tough 106-100 loss in Toronto Tuesday night, the Bucks are already back here in Milwaukee practicing for Game 3 Thursday night at home, with the series tied at one. Bucks fans are ready here in Milwaukee and so is the team.

"We're excited to be back here, back on our home court," guard Matthew Dellavadova said. "We have to go out I think and play better on the defensive end. That's what the difference was for us between Game 1 and Game 2."

"We'll be looking to bounce back at home here tomorrow," Jason Terry said, "knowing that just coming home is not going to get the job done. We must have maximum energy on both ends of the floor, precise execution, and really go out and get this game."

"I think we're all excited to be home," added head coach Jason Kidd. "For us, we're all I felt like we had an opportunity in Game 2. We had some good looks down the end, the ball didn't fall for us. Our challenge now is to just focus on the first possession in Game 3 and find a way to get a win."

The Bucks certainly looking for a win Thursday night, and the series win. They haven't won a series in the playoffs since 2001. This is their seventh appearance since then.

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All five of the Bucks starters are all under the age of 26, and either in their fourth or rookie season in the NBA. Of course, they're going up against a more veteran Raptors team, but Milwaukee believes in their young guys.

"You're playing the same team you played in Toronto," guard Jason Terry said about the youth on the team, "and if you can put together a performance like you did in Game 1, at home, then you can come away victorious. You know them, and as a rookie, I think that helps."

"They're not your typical rookies," Matthew Dellavadova said. "Malcolm (Brogdon) doesn't seem like a rookie at all, and Thon (Maker) has improved so much this year. They're both excited about it. They've both been doing a great job on both ends of the court."

"It's always been the same since training camp," coach Jason Kidd said, "trust, play hard and make a play for a teammate. It doesn't change for this young team. I understand everybody will put playoffs in front of the game of basketball but for us it's always been that way. Nothing has changed, just playing hard, sharing the ball, and enjoying the moment. They've done that in the first two games, and unfortunately that game 2 we came up short."

Giannis is lead the way with 24 points in Game 2 to lead all scorers. So now we're just one nights sleep away from Game 3 here in Milwaukee.