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Clearly, The Toronto Raptors clearly needed their bench to deliver after Sunday’s double-overtime Game 3 victory
Definitely, and they did just that in of course Tuesday night’s 120-102 romp that evened the series at two games apiece.
Norman Powell may have gone 6 for 18 from the field, but he did hit four 3-pointers and finished with 18 points.
Fred VanVleet was more accurate, hitting all three of his shots from long range and adding 13 points.
But the surprise contributor was Serge Ibaka, who had 17 points and 13 rebounds in just 24 minutes, with the Raptors
a plus-24 when he was on the court. Ibaka was also one of the defenders who helped Kawhi Leonard deal with Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The losses in Games 3 and 4 marked just the second time all season the Bucks have lost back-to-back games, and they have not lost three in a row in 2018-19.
There were issues across the board for Milwaukee on Tuesday night, most notably its lack of offense from the bench as the reserves contributed just 23 points on 8-of-26 shooting, including 2 of 12 from 3-point range.
Malcolm Brogdon, who averaged 16.3 points in Games 1 through 3, missed his first eight shots and finished with four points on 2-of-11 shooting.
“They need to play well,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said bluntly Wednesday about his reserves.
“I think our whole team, whether it be the bench or the starters, needs to be better defensively.
I think there’s things offensively where the bench can, you know, just like the rest of us, we have to execute a little bit better.
We have to space better. We have to move the ball better, drive it better. Those guys are all part of that.
I think it’s great that they can feel confident enough to step into those shots and take them,
and then obviously when the results, they go in, I just think that feeds our energy at the defensive end,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said Wednesday at media availability.
“It keeps them playing, and it just, I don’t know, it seems we’re at our best when we’re getting contributions or little bits here and there from a lot of different people.”
However, Ibaka had totaled 17 points and 20 rebounds in the first three games of the series before recording his first double-double this postseason.
“We’re here for a reason. It’s not by mistake we’re here, and we show during the season what the bench can do,” Ibaka said Tuesday night after the win.
“And then when we have a couple games where we can’t really play our best basketball or we can’t really help our team, we take that personal, everybody.
“We come the next day, we watch film. We stay on the court. We take extra shots, just to try to come back and be better, like we did tonight.”
Actually, After receiving a total of 80 points from its reserves in the first three games, the Raptors needed only three bench players to account for all 48 Tuesday night.