Raptors rout Bucks to even NBA Eastern Conference finals 2-2

Kyle Lowry scored 25 points, Kawhi Leonard had 19 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 120-102 on Tuesday night to even the Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece.

Serge Ibaka had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Raptors, who improved to 7-2 at home this postseason. Reserve Norm Powell scored 18 points, and Marc Gasol had 17 points and a team-high seven assists.

The home team has won all four games in the series. Game 5 is Thursday in Milwaukee.

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 25 points and 10 rebounds for the top-seeded Bucks. Khris Middleton scored 30 points.

Leonard came up limping after dunking on Antetokounmpo early in the third, but remained in the game.

All-rookie team: Dallas’ Luka Doncic and Atlanta’s Trae Young were unanimous first-team selections for the NBA All-Rookie team as the top five draft picks from 2018 were selected as the top five rookies this season.

Phoenix’s Deandre Ayton, Memphis’ Jaren Jackson and Sacramento’s Marvin Bagley III are also on the first team, which was chosen by 100 voters who cover the league.

This marks the first time since the 1984 draft that the first five picks ended up as first-team all-rookie — the selections that year being Hakeem Olajuwon, Sam Bowie, Michael Jordan, Sam Perkins and Charles Barkley.

New deal: Portland head coach Terry Stotts has agreed to a contract extension, Blazers.com reported.

Stotts led the Trail Blazers to a 53-29 record and a berth in the Western Conference finals. He is 440-417 in seven seasons with Portland.

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