Then Lowry went out and showed why no words were needed.
Kyle Lowry struggled mightily in the Toronto Raptors' Game 1 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks as he only scored four points on 2-of-11 shooting and the Bucks emerged victorious, 97-83.
The victory sends the best-of-seven series to Milwaukee for Game 3 tied up at one win apiece. "I thought Moose (Greg Monroe) did a great job on the pick-and-roll, knowing they were going to put him in the pick-and-roll and he was up for it (Saturday)". He's always bounced back. "It's just who he is, he's a fighter, a competitor, and I knew he wasn't going to satisfied with the way he played in the first game".
"He's human. Everyone has a night like that".
DeMar DeRozan hit 9-of-18 shots for 23 points, seven rebounds and three assists in Tuesday's crucial 106-100 win over the Bucks to tie their series at 1-1. Lowry will score more than the four points he had in Game 1, and I wouldn't wave you off too fervently if you wanted to take a shot on a bounce back in a GPP, but DeRozan and Lowry are both really expensive considering how poorly they have performed in the playoffs. "He didn't force things, he let the game come to him".
Casey said the team has studied its first-quarter conundrum. "Just going out there and taking my shots. Being aggressive", Lowry said. And I got to the free-throw line nine times. So we balanced well tonight. Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan, right, blocks a shot by Utah Jazz's Gordon Hayward during the first half in Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Los Angeles. He had spent the previous two years at the Athlete Institute Academy in Mono, Ontario, about 52 miles northwest of Toronto.
The 22-year-old dubbed the "Greek Freak" will be looking to once again put his stamp on the Bucks' series against the Toronto Raptors. The improved ball movement didn't last and despite the better paint protection, Antetokounmpo still found ways to contribute offensively, racking up 24 points, seven assists and six offensive rebounds.
His play helped set the tone for the rest of the second half, when the Bucks outscored the Raptors 51-32 to pull away.
"It's something that we can't feel our way into", DeRozan said. "That's a tough thing to fight through and I don't know if this is the regular season, if he would have an opportunity to play, or be ready to play".
Ibaka, who had 19 points and 11 rebounds in Game 1, sat out Monday's practice with a sprained ankle suffered Saturday night. Being aggressive. My teammates challenged me, like I said before. "It was kind of a little tight, I wasn't 100 per cent sure if I was going to go".
The Raptors had history on their side, winning Game 2s against Brooklyn in 2014, and then in and Miami last season. They've never gotten past the second round in franchise history and have lost at least one home game in every playoff series they've been in since 2005-06.
Lowry got to the line nine times, shot 50 percent from the field and got five dimes to go with his 22 points. Boston's early rebounding edge evaporated just as fast, with all five Bulls starters grabbing an offensive rebound in the first six minutes of action. But Paul answered with a 3-pointer, then stole the ball from George Hill and cruised in for a layup before J.J. Redick scored, capping a 7-0 spurt to push the lead back to double digits.