Tune-In Tidbits: 2019 Eastern Conference Finals, Game 1
Get ready for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals with key stats and trends to know about the matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors.
Game 1: Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee Bucks, 8:30 ET, TNT
|OffRtg||108.5 (9)||113.4 (2)|
|DefRtg||100.3 (2)||98.2 (1)|
|NetRtg||8.1 (2)||15.2 (1)|
|AST%||58.9 (12)||61.5 (6)|
|REB%||48.2 (13)||52.7 (2)|
|EFG%||51.8 (4)||54.4 (2)|
|PACE||95.58 (14)||103.28 (2)|
- In three regular season games, Pascal Siakam was the primary defender on Giannis Antetokounmpo for 93 possessions. Giannis scored 41 points on those possessions, shooting 55.6% (15/27) from the field and 42.9% (3/7) on threes. The 41 points was five more points per 100 possessions than he normally scores.
- In 122 possessions over three games against Eric Bledsoe, Kyle Lowry was held scoreless on 0/11 shooting, including 0/9 from beyond the arc.
- In three regular season games, Khris Middleton was the primary defender on Kawhi Leonard for 143 possessions. Kawhi scored 36 points on those possessions, shooting 40.7% (11/27) from the field. Leonard’s shot output against Middleton was 30% lower than his average rate and he scored 12.5 fewer points per 100 possessions than he normally scores.
- In 180 possessions over four games against Brook Lopez, Serge Ibaka shot 27/59 (45.8%), shooting on nearly a third of those possessions. Ibaka’s shot output against Lopez was 54.3% higher than his average rate. More than a third of Ibaka’s attempts were from three, where he shot just 6/21 (28.6%)
- Giannis Antetokounmpo, averaging 27.4 points per game, is taking 12.0 free throw attempts per game in only 31.5 minutes. That is the highest free throw attempts per game in the playoffs (of players who played more than six games) since LeBron James in 2009.
- While the Bucks lead the four teams in the conference finals in free throw attempts (27.8 per game), the Raptors lead all playoff teams in free throw percentage (82.3%) this postseason.
- During the regular season, Toronto ranked 4th and Milwaukee 6th in the league in fast break points per game. In the playoffs, Giannis Antetokounmpo is 1st among players with 7.4 fast break points per game and Kawhi Leonard is 3rd with 4.9 per game.
- In the playoffs, the Raptors are allowing the third-fewest fast break points at just 11.6 per game.
Hustle Stats / Rim Protection
- Kyle Lowry ranks in the playoffs in deflections (3.1 per game) and second in loose balls recovered (2.7 per game). He also leads all playoff players in charges drawn (10).
- Marc Gasol ranks fifth in the playoffs with 34 screen assists that have produced 78 Raptors points.
- Among players that have defended at least 20 shots at the rim this postseason, Giannis Antetokounmpo has allowed the lowest field goal percentage at 33.3% (12/36). Brook Lopez ranks fourth at 40.3% (27/67).