Milwaukee Bucks' rookie center Thon Maker denies feeling any pressure playing for the opposition near his former home in Toronto.
Maker, the Bucks' first round draft pick last summer, played his final two years of high school basketball in Orangeville, Ontario. And the seven foot one prospect started for the Bucks at center in his first playoff game Saturday, in which Milwaukee took a one game to none lead in their best of seven first round N-B-A playoff series. It was one year ago Saturday when the league agreed to let him enter the draft from high school -- and he says he was able to use all the hype and the crowd noise to his advantage as he had four points, three rebounds, and three blocked shots in 15 minutes. Game Two of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal set is tomorrow (Tuesday) night in Toronto.