Bucks score play-off victory

CRUCIAL ROLE: Matthew Dellavedova on his way to 11 points.

CRUCIAL ROLE: Matthew Dellavedova on his way to 11 points.

Maryborough’s Matthew Dellavedova scored 11 points off the bench and produced some trademark tough defence to help the Milwaukee Bucks score an upset win over Toronto in game one of their best of seven play-off series.

The Raptors were expected to take game one of the series on their home court, but it was the Bucks who triumphed 97-83.

Aussie Thon Maker had four points, three rebounds and three blocks in 15 minutes for the Bucks to complement Dellavedova’s 31 minutes, which included a crucial three-pointer in the third term.

Bucks' star Giannis Antetokounmpo had 28 points and eight rebounds.

The Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan had 27 points, but the Bucks restricted Toronto star Kyle Lowry to four points on 2-11 shooting.

The Bucks broke a 17-straight game losing streak for the franchise in play-off game ones.

Game two of the series is in Toronto on Wednesday morning (AEST).

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