April 22, 2017

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Toronto Raptors are starting guard Norman Powell in Game 4 against the Milwaukee Bucks and bringing center Jonas Valanciunas off the bench as they try to even their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series on Saturday.

Toronto coach Dwane Casey had said he was going to make changes after the Bucks blew out the Raptors 104-77 on Thursday to take a 2-1 series lead. The Raptors announced the switch about 15 minutes before tipoff.

Powell, a 6-foot-4 guard, gives Toronto more speed than the 7-foot Valanciunas to counter the athletic Bucks.

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