Toronto Raptors Even Eastern Conference Series
TORONTO -- Fred VanVleet broke out in a huge way Tuesday night, scoring 13 points off the bench to help lead a balanced scoring attack for the Toronto Raptors, as they blew out the Milwaukee Bucks 120-102 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.
The performance, which helped even the best-of-seven series at 2-2, continued a week full of highs for VanVleet.
On Sunday, he helped the Raptors survive a double-overtime thriller to beat the Bucks in Game 3. On Monday, VanVleet found himself flying to his hometown of Rockford, Illinois, for the birth of his second child, Fred Jr. On Tuesday night, he shot 5-of-6 from the field and 3-for-3 from deep -- including, somehow, banking one in.
After being bludgeoned by Milwaukee's bench for most of the first three games, Toronto's bench trio of VanVleet, Norman Powell and Serge Ibaka combined to score 48 points and shoot 18-for-36 from the floor.
Game 5 will be Thursday night with coverage on ESPN 99.1 beginning at 6:30 PM.
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