Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE
The Milwaukee Bucks lost their fourth straight preseason game, falling to the Raptors 104-95. Monta Ellis led the Bucks with 26 points, while 6 Raptors scored in double-figures.
The Toronto Raptors sent the Milwaukee Bucks to their fourth-straight preseason loss, upending Milwaukee 104-95. The Raptors had six players score in double-figures, led by DeMar DeRozan's 21 points. Milwaukee got 26 points from Monta Ellis and 21 from Mike Dunleavy.
The Bucks got off to a solid start, scoring 27 points in the first quarter. Brandon Jennings played distributor, dishing some slick passes to set up plenty of easy baskets for Milwaukee. The game remained a back-and-forth affair for much of the night, with a one-point difference at halftime and a three-point advantage for Milwaukee to start the fourth quarter. But the Raptors dominated the final 12 minutes, outscoring the Bucks 30-18.
Efficient performances from Dunleavy and Ersan Ilyasova (19 points on 7-13 shooting) couldn't overcome a brutal night from the field for Jennings, who missed 12 of his 15 shots (including all six three-point attempts) and committed four turnovers. The Bucks also played sloppy defense, sending the Raptors to the free-throw line 35 times, where they cashed in 25 points.
Milwaukee plays again Thursday night in Charlotte before finishing up their preseason schedule in Milwaukee on Friday against the Timberwolves.