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NBA Wildcat Watch: Opening Round Playoffs, Game 4 (Aug. 23-24)

Both the Bucks and Raptors are in the lead for their respective series.

NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Brooklyn Nets Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

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

Sunday and Monday is Game 4 of the NBA Playoffs opening round. The Raptors have a chance to sweep their foes, while the Bucks will look to build on their 2-1 series lead.

Kyle Lowry

Lowry and the Raptors move on to the next round, sweeping the Brooklyn Nets with a 150-122 win in Game 4.

Lowry exited early in the game, leaving with an injury. The severity of the injury is not yet known. He played nine minutes, with two points, two rebounds, and three assists. The Raptors’ bench was able to fill in the gap beautifully, as Toronto’s bench scored 100 points.

Up Next: vs. Boston Celtics in Eastern Conference Semifinals (Celtics swept Sixers, 4-0)

Donte DiVincenzo

The Bucks have a 3-1 series lead on the Orlando Magic, after beating the Magic, 121-106.

DiVincenzo played for 12 minutes on Monday, finishing with five points, five boards, one assist, and a steal.

Up Next: vs. Orlando on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 4 p.m. ET (TNT)

Looking Ahead

Kyle Lowry/Toronto vs. Brooklyn:

  • Game 1: Toronto won, 134-110 (1-0, Toronto)
  • Game 2: Toronto won, 104-99 (2-0, Toronto)
  • Game 3: Toronto won, 117-92 (3-0, Toronto)
  • Game 4: Toronto won, 150-122 (4-0, Toronto)

The Raptors will play the Boston Celtics next in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Boston advanced with a 4-0 series sweep of the Philadelphia 76ers.

Donte DiVincenzo/Milwaukee vs. Orlando:

  • Game 1: Orlando won, 122-110 (1-0, Orlando)
  • Game 2: Milwaukee won, 111-96 (1-1, tie)
  • Game 3: Milwaukee won, 121-107 (2-1, Milwaukee)
  • Game 4: Milwaukee won, 121-106 (3-1, Milwaukee)
  • Game 5: Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 4 p.m. ET
  • Game 6: Friday, Aug. 28, TBA
  • Game 7: Sunday, Aug. 30, TBA