Fueled by a brilliant performance in net from Braden Holtby, the Capitals were able to go into Pittsburgh and steal Game 3. Holtby allowed six goals on 35 shots through the first two games of the series, but bounced back with a 28-save effort on Monday night.
Washington appeared to be cruising to a 2-0 win before giving up two goals in 48 seconds in the waning moments of the game. The Capitals bounced back with a quick overtime winner from Kevin Shattenkirk to wrap up the game.
Even after winning Game 3, the Capitals are just 2-11 in their last 13 postseason road games against the Penguins, per the OddsShark NHL Database.
Lost in talks about the Bucks’ incredible wingspans is the guy guarding them. Ibaka’s length was felt throughout as he disrupted shot after shot around the rim.
In the opening quarter he held Antetokounmpo to 1-of-6 shooting, and though that didn’t last, the slow start helped Toronto gain a lead it wouldn’t lose.
Ibaka finished with a steal and three blocks.
It was just his defensive effort either. Ibaka finished with 19 points and six rebounds, scoring inside and out. He really took his game into Antetokounmpo, putting him to work on the block.
The Raptors looked like the complete team we thought they were, and NBA Jerseys Cheap that came even without their best two players at their best. DeRozan still wasn’t all the way there and NFL Jerseys Nike Lowry sat a few minutes, still uncomfortable with his back injury.
This Toronto team is deeper than its previous installments and that’s what gives them the opportunity to knock off the Cavaliers should they finish off the Bucks.