Raptors, Spurs advance in National Basketball Association playoffs

Aldridge helped San Antonio outrebound the Grizzlies, 46-28, including 16 offensive boards that led to 17 second-chance points.

That three-point lead would extend to five when DeRozan, in a drive as big as any he has made this season, went right through the paint and ending with a monster throw-down. The franchise hasn't won a playoff series since advancing to the Eastern Conference finals in 2001. "Ready for the next one", guard DeMar DeRozan said.

The Raptors and Bucks weren't just going after one-another on the court, there was also a social media war going on between the two teams. Luckily, they were able to get back on their feet and find a way to win.

Jason Terry's 3 with 3:06 left gave the Bucks an 80-78 lead, completing an unlikely comeback from the 25-point deficit with 5:16 left in the third quarter.

DeRozan could not be stopped in Game 6, but the Raptors still nearly blew it after giving up a 25-point lead.

The furious effort appeared to sap the energy of the young Bucks.

Giannis Antetokounmpo was so damn good for most of the Milwaukee Bucks' first round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks. Even Antetokounmpo, a renowned gym rat, looked exhausted with his hands on hips as he caught his breath during fourth-quarter breaks.

The Spurs were down 82-79 when Leonard and Parker entered the game with 8:18 to go. His most fantastic number: he played 47 minutes.

Antetokounmpo finished 13-of-23 from the field but was 2-of-6 in the fourth. "I told my teammates to just fight through it". It was stuck and it stayed that way for the final half of the third quarter and the first eight or nine minutes of the fourth.

Give the Bucks full credit for never quitting, but then you have to give the Raptors their same due for not letting go of the rope.

Even at the end of three quarters the lead was still 13 and while momentum had shifted back to the home side, it still felt like there was a cushion there the Raptors were more than capable of riding home. "But you live and you learn".

Toronto will be looking for revenge after Cleveland took them out in the Eastern Conference Finals a year ago, en route to their first National Basketball Association championship.

"Yeah, we got away from (the ball movement) during that stretch where they were going on their run", Patrick Patterson said.

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