1. Giannis grabbed 24 rebounds and dished seven assists...
...but had a playoff-low 12 points, fighting foul trouble all night before picking up his sixth on a questionable charge call in double overtime, which the Bucks eventually lost, 118-12. The likely MVP went 2-of-7 from the foul line, including an airball.
2. George Hill of all people stepped up, leading Milwaukee with 24 points.
Otherwise, Eric Bledsoe, Khris Middleton and Nikola Mirotic went a combined 9-of-43 from the floor. Middleton’s dud was an outlier, but Bledsoe continues to struggle; he’s 9-of-38 in the conference finals so far.
3. Kyle Lowry fouled out midway through the fourth quarter, which opened the door for Fred VanVleet to play big minutes.
VanVleet has been perhaps the worst player in these playoffs among those getting actual minutes.
In 20 minutes per game over 15 games, he’s averaging four points on 25.6 percent shooting; his PER is 4.2 and his true shooting percentage is 35.1. He finished 1-of-11 last night in 31 minutes.
4. Kawhi Leonard appeared to injure himself in the first quarter after an awkward landing, but played 52 of 58 minutes and scored 36 points...
...including this breakaway dunk in the second overtime, which looked so painful in real time.
5. Game 3 probably should have been over in regulation, but the Raptors blew a four-point lead with under a minute left, thanks in part to two missed free throws by Pascal Siakam, who had an otherwise good game, finishing with 25 points.
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