In yet another must-win situation, the Toronto Raptors answered the call by cruising to a 120-102 win over the No. 1 seed Milwaukee Bucks.
Kyle Lowry led the way with a team-high 25 points but the contributions came from across the board as Kawhi Leonard (19 points), Norman Powell (18 points), Serge Ibaka (17 points), Marc Gasol (17 points) and Fred VanVleet (13 points) each finished in double figures.
For Milwaukee, Khris Middleton led the way with 30 points to go with seven assists and six rebounds while Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 25 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out five assists.
Ultimately, it wasn't enough, as Toronto outscored Milwaukee 88-71 in the final three quarters.
If you missed any of the action, check below for the best from Game 4…
Raptors 120, Bucks 102 (Series tied 2-2)
• Toronto responds as it has done all game.
Kawhi Leonard sticks a triple to bring his total for the game and the Raptors lead up to 19 points.
It's 112-93 with 4:16 remaining. Timeout Bucks
It's beginning to look like this series will head back to Milwaukee tied at two games apiece.
• Two quick buckets from the Bucks cut the deficit to 16 points and Nick Nurse calls for time.
Toronto leads 104-88 and 7:23 remains in regulation.
• With Kawhi Leonard on the bench, the Raptors have built their lead up to 20 points.
It's 104-84 with 8:35 remaining in regulation.
Fred VanVleet and Serge Ibaka are each up to 13 points in the game while Norman Powell has scored 18 to combine for 44 bench points to the Bucks 12.
VanVleet banks in the three to beat the shot clock!#WeTheNorth | #NBAPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/FjETkZRYZB- NBA Canada (@NBACanada) May 22, 2019
VanVleet uses the hesitation to get to the rim!#WeTheNorth | #NBAPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/G3S0B8SXb9- NBA Canada (@NBACanada) May 22, 2019
End of Third Quarter: Raptors 94, Bucks 81
• Toronto will take a 13-point lead into the final frame.
Kawhi Leonard scored 11 third-quarter points to bring his total for the game to 16 points as the Raptors outscored the Bucks 29-26 in the third.
The bench has been spectacular for Toronto as Serge Ibaka (12 points, 11 rebounds) and Norman Powell (16 points) have set the tone.
PLAYOFF POWELL! #WeTheNorth | #NBAPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/by0x2xbvT1- NBA Canada (@NBACanada) May 22, 2019
Kyle Lowry has a team-high 20 points and is a perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line.
Khris Middleton has a game-high 23 points for the Bucks while Giannis Antetokounmpo has scored 22 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, dished out five assists and blocked three shots. Milwaukee's reserves, however, have combined for just 10 points on 4-for-14 shooting.
• The Bucks were able to cut the deficit to six, but a step back jumper from Kawhi Leonard puts the Raptors back up 12 points.
Bang Bang pic.twitter.com/wbKIGRAys9- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) May 22, 2019
Timeout Milwaukee as Toronto leads 86-74 with 3:13 remaining in the third.
Leonard has eight points in the third and is up to 13 points in the game while Marc Gasol has 13 points and a team-high six assists.
Off the bench, Norman Powell is also up to 13 points in the game while Serge Ibaka has a 12-point, 11-rebound double-double.
Khris Middleton has seven points in the third and is up to a game-high 23 points (on 8-10 shooting) while Giannis Antetokounmpo (17 points) and Nikola Mirotic (11 points) are the only other Bucks in double figures.
• With back-to-back buckets, Toronto's lead is up to 12 points and Milwaukee calls for time.
It's 72-60 with 8:43 remaining in the third.
Kawhi Leonard has moved gingerly in spots but is now up to 10 points in the game while Pascal Siakam has gotten involved with a transition layup early on in the game.
Gasol finds Kawhi for the thunderous one-handed jam! #WeTheNorth | #NBAPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/svpiDl79Nt- NBA Canada (@NBACanada) May 22, 2019
Marc Gasol has almost quietly put up an impressive line of eight points, five assists and four rebounds.
Halftime: Raptors 65, Bucks 55
• Halftime stats to help tell the story:
• Led by a game-high 18 first-half points from Kyle Lowry, Toronto takes a 10-point lead into the halftime break.
Kyle Lowry (18 PTS) & Serge Ibaka (12 PTS) guide the @Raptors to a lead at the break in Toronto! #WeTheNorth #NBAPlayoffs- NBA (@NBA) May 22, 2019
📺: @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/KBU8RKqF1e
After Lowry, Serge Ibaka has put up 12 points and nine rebounds while Norman Powell has added 10 points so far. Add in Fred VanVleet's six points and three assists and the Raptors reserves have combined to score 28 of the team's 65 points while the Bucks reserves enter the half having scored just eight points.
The second unit stepping up has been huge as Kawhi Leonard finished the first half with just five points (on 1-5 shooting)
Khris Middleton leads the way for the Bucks with 16 points while Giannis Antetokounmpo has filled the stat sheet with 14 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three blocks in the first half.
• It's slowed down some, but the Raptors maintain a seven-point lead as we reach another break in the action.
Timeout on the floor as Toronto leads 52-45 with 4:06 remaining in the first half.
The bench has stepped up in a major way for the Raptors, as Serge Ibaka (10 points), Norman Powell (7 points) and Fred VanVleet (6 points) have combined to score 23 points, while the Bucks reserves have combined to score just six points.
Kyle Lowry leads Toronto with a team-high 12 points while Khris Middleton has found his stroke on the offensive end as he has a game-high 13 points (on 4-5 shooting).
KHA💲H 👌#FearTheDeer pic.twitter.com/wBvqEZuJWE- Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) May 22, 2019
Giannis Antetokounmpo still has 12 points, while Kawhi Leonard still has just three points on 1-for-5 shooting.
• The energy is on another level at Scotiabank Arena!
Toronto's second unit is bringing the energy, as the team opens the second quarter on a 9-0 run to build a double-digit lead.
Ibaka has NO QUIT!#WeTheNorth | #NBAPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/jJ3kB7rhHP- NBA Canada (@NBACanada) May 22, 2019
Mike Budenholzer signals for a timeout as the Bucks trail 41-31 just two minutes into the frame.
Norman Powell is up to seven points off the bench while Serge Ibaka has six points and six rebounds (three offensive) to lead the second unit.
Norman Powell with an old fashioned 3-point play!#WeTheNorth | #NBAPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/VvqgUeTyTI- NBA Canada (@NBACanada) May 22, 2019
End of First Quarter: Raptors 32, Bucks 31
• One quarter is in the books and the Raptors hold on to a one-point lead after a tight first frame.
Kyle Lowry hasn't scored since the last break in action but still leads all scorers with a game-high 12 points after shooting 4-for-5 from the field.
Giannis Antetokounmpo isn't too far behind Lowry, as he leads the Bucks with 11 points (on 5-8 shooting) and five rebounds through one.
3-point shooting has been the difference, as Toronto is shooting 6-for-12 from beyond the arc while Milwaukee is shooting just 4-for-10.
A potential sign of encouragement for the Raptors is that Kawhi Leonard (three points, 1-4 FG) has yet to get going and the team has maintained a lead.
• There haven't been too many misses so far in this one.
The Bucks are 11-for-18 (61.1%) from the field while the Raptors are shooting 8-for-14 (57.1%).
Timeout on the floor as Milwaukee leads 27-24 with 2:57 remaining in the first.
Kyle Lowry is off to a hot start with a game-high 12 points (on 4-5 shooting) to keep the Raptors in it early on.
Kyle Lowry drills the contest corner three! #WeTheNorth | #NBAPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/kHnHoSBwmV- NBA Canada (@NBACanada) May 22, 2019
Kyle Lowry with the mid-range step-back! #WeTheNorth | #NBAPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/WXvTdfHay9- NBA Canada (@NBACanada) May 22, 2019
Marc Gasol has also knocked down two triples for six points in the game while Kawhi Leonard has made his only shot attempt after a physically taxing Game 3.
For Milwaukee, Giannis Antetokounmpo is up to eight points while centre Brook Lopez has also knocked down two triples for six points so far.
• Giannis Antetokounmpo is on a mission already.
The Bucks MVP candidate has six points early on, including two thunderous dunks.
GIANNIS IS ON A MISSION. 😤#FearTheDeer | #NBAPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/xjnRdwOWZk- NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 22, 2019
Milwaukee leads 12-5 less than three minutes into the first quarter.
• After a poor scoring performance in Game 3, Giannis Antetokounmpo gets the Bucks on the board first with a signature Euro-step finish in transition.
• No surprises with the Game 4 starters:
Kyle Lowry, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol get the nod for Toronto.
Round 3 Game 4 @Sprite_CA starters. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/JM8LwNan7E- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) May 21, 2019
Eric Bledsoe, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nikola Mirotic and Brook Lopez will start for Milwaukee
Run It Back.#FearTheDeer pic.twitter.com/LqOhJURwtI- Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) May 22, 2019