By Paul Schmitt
The Milwaukee Bucks used a stifling defense in the second half to cruise to 97-83 upset over the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the first round playoff in the Eastern Conference at the Air Canada Centre. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 28 points while Greg Monroe came off the bench and scored 14 points while adding 15 rebounds. The Raptors were led by DeMar DeRozen with 27 points. Toronto led 51-46 but the Bucks outscored them 51-32 in the second half while holding the Raptors to just 13 points in the fourth quarter. Game 2 will be played Tuesday night in Toronto before the series heads to Milwaukee on Thursday.