The crowd on the road was rowdy. The 25-point lead was gone. The Toronto Raptors were frazzled, in danger of losing a Game 6 in the playoffs again.
This time, Toronto found a way to win.
DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points, Cory Joseph had five points in a 9-0 run in the final 2 minutes to answer a furious rally by the Milwaukee Bucks, and the Raptors held on for a 92-89 victory Thursday night to take their first-round playoff series in six games.
The Raptors move on to face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference semifinals, a series that starts Monday.
"We lost our composure a little bit," coach Dwane Casey said. "Again, we found a way...