Holly MacKenzie - Raptors.com IT WAS OVER WHEN Kyle Lowry drilled a step-back jumper to put the Raptors ahead by four with 8.9 seconds remaining. Thanks to a 22-point effort from Lowry, 23 points from DeMar DeRozan and a huge second-half effort from Serge Ibaka, the Raptors held off the Milwaukee Bucks to earn a 106-100 Game 2 victory. With the series now tied at one game apiece, things will shift to Milwaukee for Game 3 on Thursday. - From Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry drilled a step-back jumper to put the Raptors ahead by four with 8.9 seconds remaining.
After allowing the Bucks to shoot 52 percent in the opening quarter of Game 1, Toronto held Milwaukee to just 36 percent shooting in the first quarter in Game 2.
The Raptors shot 47 percent in the quarter and were led by DeMar DeRozan's 12 points on 4-for-5 shooting, including a late bucket to give the Raptors a three-point lead, 28-25 at the end of the first quarter.
Similarly to the third quarter, the Raptors were unable to run away with the game as the Bucks simply refused to go away, slowly chipping at the Toronto lead until a 3-pointer from Giannis Antetokounmpo tied the game with 2:49 remaining.
Toronto shot 47 percent in the final frame, holding Milwaukee to 33 percent from the floor.