The Toronto Raptors host the Milwaukee Bucks in Game One of the NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs First Round on Saturday, start time at 5:30 PM ET, at Air Canada Centre.
The Raptors (51-31) are one of the hottest teams as they won 12 of their last 14 games including a 98-83 win over the Cavaliers to close out the regular season.
On the season, the Raptors are averaging 106.9 points, 43.3 rebounds and 18.5 assists per game. Defensively, the Raptors are yielding 102.6 points per game against the opposing teams.
Four players are averaging at least 12.0 points per game for the Raptors, they are: DeMar Derozan (27.3), Kyle Lowry (22.4), Serge Ibaka (14.2) and Jonas Valanciunas (12.0). Valanciunas leads in rebounds with 9.5 per game while Lucas Nogueira leads in blocks with 1.6 per game. Lowry leads in steals with 1.5 and in assists with 7.0 per game.
The Bucks (42-40) have lost four of their last six games including a 112-94 defeat to the Celtics in the regular season finale.
On the season, the Bucks are averaging 103.6 points, 40.4 rebounds and 24.2 assists per game. Defensively, the Bucks are yielding 103.8 points per game against the opposing teams.
Five players are averaging at least 10.2 points per game for the Bucks, they are: Giannis Antetokounmpo (22.9), Jabari Parker (20.1), Khris Middleton (14.7), Greg Monroe (11.7) and Malcolm Brogdon (10.2). Antetokounmpo leads in five major statistical categories: points (22.9), rebounds (8.8), assists (5.4), steals (1.6) and blocks (1.9) per game.
Bucks vs Raptors game schedule info NBA 2017 Playoffs:
Date: April 15, 2017
Start Time: 5:30 AM ET
TV Channel Schedule: ESPN
Odds and Point Spread: -7.0 Raptors, 199.5 O/U