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stan verrett @stanverrett

Now it's time to watch Kawhi Leonard, and my new favorite, the David Fizdale post game news conference.

J.A. Adande @jadande

Marc Gasol has done his versions of the dream shake & skyhook tonight. Meanwhile, Tony Parker's doing his version of 2007 Tony Parker

J.A. Adande @jadande

LaMarcus Aldridge is 3-10. He missed a dunk and layup in first 2 mins of 3Q. Memphis up 10

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Giannis Antetokounmpo says the three areas he wants to improve on this summer: becoming a more vocal leader with age, adding strength and developing his 3-point shot.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Giannis Antetokounmpo on going for a dunk instead of a 3 after milking a little too much of the clock down three late: "We were looking for a 3," the Bucks forward said. "I was supposed to go a little bit earlier (for two if he had to). I was supposed to go earlier if I didn't have the 3."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Kidd said he went with Jason Terry and Matthew Dellavedova down the stretch for their veteran championship experience over a rookie like Malcolm Brogdon. Kidd, though, told several of his young players like Brogdon after the loss to learn from this experience and remember just how hard it is to win a game and series like this. "It was a great character game," Kidd said. "That just shows they are maturing and they didn't give up. Those guys were tired. Both teams were tired... For our younger players this was a great learning experience."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Kidd points to one stat that decided the game -- the Bucks missing nine free throws in the fourth quarter. "For us when we look at it it just comes down to free throws," Kidd said. "We don't have to over-analyze."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwane Casey says he loves that people doubt Toronto or may say, "same old Raptors." Casey liked what he saw and said other teams he's coached likely would've fell apart after blowing a 25-point lead in a hostile environment. "I loved our resiliency," Casey said. "I loved that we didn't cave in... We found a way to scratch and (come) through."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raptors enter a rematch with the Cavs feeling more experienced after falling in six to Cleveland in the East finals last year. "It gave us confidence to go out there and know we can play with one of the best teams out there in the world," Kyle Lowry told ESPN earlier this season. "... Yeah, they beat us, and they beat us good, but it gave us that learning pedestal that we have to make sure that we know that, 'Look, it is going to happen. We can do it.'... I think the difference with us this year going in is we are older. We are more experienced. We are a different team. We understand what we are going to do. We don't just rely on our offense. Our defense will have to do some things."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

DeMar DeRozan was every bit the go-to All Star the Raptors needed when everything fell apart. DeRozan scored 7-of-his-32 points in the last three minutes, including two big driving baskets, after Milwaukee to the lead to close the series out on the road and help Toronto avoid what would have likely been a nerve-wracking Game 7 at home.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Kidd tried to milk everything he could get out Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Bucks' franchise player logged 47 lung-burning minutes that will certainly pay dividends in the future. Antetokounmpo was gassed early in the fourth but again experiences just how hard it is in the playoffs to win. Same thing for Khris Middleton, who logged 42 minutes and got a painful playoff lesson on how valuable each late possession is after taking a bad 3 and having a bad turnover late in the last minute-plus.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Of all the Milwaukee missed opportunities to force a Game 7, the Bucks' nine missed free-throw attempts in the fourth hurt the most. The Bucks expended so much energy to erase a 25-point deficit and it showed at the line.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

And just like that it's over for the Bucks. After fighting back from 25 down to take the lead, Toronto regained the lead and Milwaukee made one last run. But down 3 late, Giannis Antetokounmpo passed on taking a 3 over the shorter Kyle Lowry before opting for a dunk and milking too much clock. DeMar DeRozan made two free throws and with one final chance to tie, the Bucks threw the ball away on the inbounds and Toronto escapes to face LeBron James and the Cavs next.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Raptors: will play Cavaliers in Conf Semis; 1-3 vs Cavs in regular season and lost to Cavs in 6 in 2016 Conf Finals

J.A. Adande @jadande

Whoa. Bucks aren't finished yet after a Jason Terry 3 cuts it to 89-87 with 16.5 left