Brook Lopez's Heroic 4th Quarter Gives Bucks Game One Win Against Raptors

The Bucks are in the driver's seat now.

BYAlexander Cole
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During Game one of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Toronto Raptors and the Milwaukee Bucks, it appeared as though the Raptors had complete control early. For instance, the team had a 34-23 lead at one point in the first half, all while the Bucks players struggled to hit shots. In the fourth quarter, it was the Raptors who went cold, all while Brook Lopez went off, scoring 13 of his 29 points. Lopez's 4th quarter performance led his team to a 108-100 win on home court. 

"We just don't quit as a unit," Lopez said according to ESPN. "We keep hounding, keep hounding, keep hounding and grinding, and then we finally got there. There's no quit in our team. I don't think it's really in our DNA at all."

In the final quarter, Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokoumpo was stymied as he was only able to score three points. After the game, the Greek Freak spoke about just how important Lopez was to the team's success.

"This is the Brook we all know and love," Antetokoumpo said. "We just want him to be aggressive, especially in this series."

The Bucks now have a 1-0 lead in the series and will look to take a commanding lead on Friday in Game 2.

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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.