After a grueling double overtime game last night in the NBA's Eastern Conference Finals, Raptors shooting guard Danny Green took stock of their first win against the Milwaukee Bucks.
"I think we kind of survived that game with how poorly we shot the ball," Green told reporters on Monday afternoon during a press conference at the OVO Athletic Centre in Toronto.
"We haven't had a great shooting game as a team the whole series, but I'm expecting we'll shoot better in Game 4, knock on wood."
Kawhi Leonard scored 36 points, including eight in the second overtime period, to lift the Raptors to a 118-112 thrilling victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, throwing Toronto a lifeline in the Eastern Conference finals. Leonard also played a career high, 52 minutes in last night's game.
Pascal Siakam, who also played over 50 minutes, admitted he was feeling the double overtime action in the morning.
"Tired ... you kind of feel it. I've played a lot of minutes before, it's just the intensity of everything," Siakam said.
Raptors coach Nick Nurse described his team's playing on Sunday as "pretty good," but he said there's a lot more they can do to improve in the next game on Tuesday.
"I would like to think that there are some guys who could impact and play a little bit better or score a little bit better and shoot a little bit better that could improve our chances," Nurse said.
Bucks 'so close' to winning: Nickola Mirotic
Milwaukee Bucks Nikola Mirotic said his team had an off night, but insisted it was still almost enough to beat Toronto.
"Even without playing the best basketball last night, we were so close to winning that game," he said during a press conference at the Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto on Monday afternoon.
Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry scoffed at that notion.
"That's their opinion. We didn't play well either. Both teams shot under 40 per cent," Lowry countered.
The team will meet the Bucks on Tuesday again in Toronto for Game 4 in the best-of-seven series. Milwaukee is currently leading 2-1 in the series.