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NBA Wildcat Watch: Playoff Edition (Sept. 4-5)

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Closing out the work week.

NBA: Playoffs-Toronto Raptors at Boston Celtics Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA Playoffs’ Eastern Conference semifinals are underway.

Both the Milwaukee Bucks and the Toronto Raptors are looking to bounce back from early deficits. The Bucks enter Friday, trailing the Miami Heat, 2-0. Meanwhile, the Raptors are trying to catch up to the Boston Celtics, after a dramatic finish on Thursday night.

Check out the playoff schedule, then come back later for updates to see how Donte DiVincenzo and Kyle Lowry did.

Donte DiVincenzo

The Bucks are on the ropes now, after dropping Game 3 on Friday.

Miami picked up a 115-100 victory, thanks to a strong closing performance in the fourth quarter.

DiVincenzo saw his biggest share of minutes in the series so far, playing 21 minutes for 10 points, two boards, and a steal.

Up Next: vs. Miami on Sunday, Sept. 6, at 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC)

Kyle Lowry

Lowry and the Raptors rode the momentum from their dramatic Game 3 win, with another victory on Saturday night.

The Raptors made it a 2-2 series with a 100-93 win over the Celtics.

Lowry came close to a triple-double, finishing with 22 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists, two steals, and two blocks in the win.

Up Next: vs. Boston on Monday, Sept. 7, at 6:30 p.m. ET


Looking Ahead

Donte DiVincenzo/Milwaukee vs. Miami:

  • Game 1: Miami won, 115-104 (1-0, Miami)
  • Game 2: Miami won, 116-114 (2-0, Miami)
  • Game 3: Miami won, 115-100 (3-0, Miami)
  • Game 4: Sunday, Sept. 6, at 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC)
  • Game 5: Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 6:30 p.m. ET (TNT)
  • Game 6: Thursday, Sept. 10, TBA
  • Game 7: Saturday, Sept. 12, TBA

Kyle Lowry/Toronto vs. Boston:

  • Game 1: Boston won, 112-94 (1-0, Boston)
  • Game 2: Boston won, 102-99 (2-0, Boston)
  • Game 3: Toronto won, 104-103 (2-1, Boston)
  • Game 4: Toronto won, 100-93 (2-2, tied)
  • Game 5: Monday, Sept. 7, at 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Game 6: Wednesday, Sept. 9, TBA
  • Game 7: Friday, Sept. 11, TBA