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NBA Wildcat Watch: Playoffs, Game 1 (Aug. 17-18)

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The playoffs have begun.

Brooklyn Nets v Toronto Raptors - Game One Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images

The NBA playoffs have begun. Two Villanova Wildcats alum, Kyle Lowry and Donte DiVincenzo, are in the mix.

The Milwaukee Bucks are the top seed in the east, while the Toronto Raptors are No. 2.

Kyle Lowry

Lowry and the Raptors took the first game of the series on Monday, with a 134-110 win over the Brooklyn Nets.

The Raptors won in wire-to-wire fashion, with a stellar three-point shooting performance led by Fred Van Vleet. As a team, Toronto shot 50 percent from deep and drained 22 threes as a team.

Lowry didn’t have a great shooting performance, but had a solid all-around game otherwise. He finished with 16 points (3-of-14 overall, 3-of-10 from long range), seven boards, six assists, one block, no turnovers, and a game-high +26 plus/minus rating.

Up Next: vs. Brooklyn on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 1:30 p.m. ET (NBA TV)

Donte DiVincenzo

It was a rough first game for DiVincenzo and the Bucks, who lost to the Orlando Magic, 122-110.

DiVincenzo played 13 minutes off the bench, finishing with two points (1-of-6 shooting), four boards, and an assist.

Up Next: vs. Orlando on Thursday, Aug. 20, at 6 p.m. ET (ESPN)


Looking Ahead

Kyle Lowry/Toronto vs. Brooklyn:

  • Game 1: Toronto won, 134-110 (1-0, Toronto)
  • Game 2: Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 1:30 p.m. ET (NBA TV)
  • Game 3: Friday, Aug. 21, at 1:30 p.m. ET (NBA TV)
  • Game 4: Sunday, Aug. 23, at 6:30 p.m. ET (TNT)
  • Game 5: Tuesday, Aug. 25, TBA
  • Game 6: Thursday, Aug. 27, TBA (ESPN)
  • Game 7: Saturday, Aug. 29, TBA (TNT)

Donte DiVincenzo/Milwaukee vs. Orlando:

  • Game 1: Orlando won, 122-110 (1-0, Orlando)
  • Game 2: Thursday, Aug. 20, at 6 p.m. ET (ESPN)
  • Game 3: Saturday, Aug. 22, at 1:30 p.m. ET (TNT)
  • Game 4: Monday, Aug. 24, at 1:30 p.m. ET (NBA TV)
  • Game 5: Wednesday, Aug. 26, TBA
  • Game 6: Friday, Aug. 28, TBA
  • Game 7: Sunday, Aug. 30, TBA