Pascal Siakam felt very regretful and guilty for his two missed free shots that added an extra few minutes to the game for his teammates. However, fortunately for Siakam and the Raptors, Kawhi Leonard was not feeling tired.
Leonard led the Toronto Raptors with his 36 points which include his 8 points in the 2nd OT to lead his team victory over the Milwaukee Bucks by 118-112 on Sunday night at the Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. With this win, Raptors have cut the lead of Bucks to be now at 2-1.
Siakam said, “At the end of the game Kawhi told me that I played one hour and I told him My bad.”
Leonard who was discomforted by some leg problem still scored 36 points along with 9 rebounds and 5 assists. He said that he would keep fighting and playing until the end.
Leonard said, “I mean it is 52 minutes and it is in playoffs so you definitely feel it. Even if you play 30 minutes you definitely feel it.”
The previous playoff high play time from Leonard was 46 minutes when played for the San Antonio Spurs in the Game 6 of the San Antonio Spurs VS Miami Heat back in 2013.
Other players from Raptors side such as Siakam scored 25 points along with 11 rebounds while Norman Powell added in his 19 points and Marc Gasol scoring 16 points with 12 rebounds.
As for the Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, he had an off playoff night as he only scored 12 points with 23 rebounds and fouled out of the game with 4 minutes to the 2nd OT.
Antetokounmpo said, “They were playing better than us, that is it. Whenever we got close to them, they would hit some shots and take the lead back by 7 or 8 points. At the end of the day, this was not our best game and we can definitely play a lot better.”