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Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors Preview: At Least One Wisconsin Team is Going to Tampa

Time is a flat circle, as Riley says.

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NBA: Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee Bucks Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Bucks are traveling again as they begin a three-game road trip. Their first stop is over in Toronto Tampa to face the Raptors. The Bucks look to follow up a strong win against the Atlanta Hawks and end the month of January on a positive note.

Where We’re At

Milwaukee has shaken its rough start and seems to be playing closer to where we expected them to be. There are still some things that need to be ironed out, but the offense is still ranked first in the league and the defense is in the top 10. Part of that is thanks to the bench, which when it plays well, Milwaukee seems to blow teams out. Bobby Portis, Pat Connaughton, DJ Augustin, and Bryn Forbes have brought in their contribution and the results have mostly been positive.

Meanwhile for the Raptors, they had a nightmare start to the season with a record of 2-8 at one point due to a variety of reason like injuries, Pascal Siakam’s play and attitude being the biggest reason. It wasn’t expected they would be this bad for long and now have won five of their last seven games. Milwaukee has another clean bill of health while the Raptors will not have Patrick McCaw and Siakam is questionable.

Player to Watch

Remember Torrey Craig, the guy everyone that follows basketball had said was a great pickup for the Milwaukee Bucks? Then he didn’t play to start the season and then broke his nose, then was healthy again but still not playing. Well, last Sunday against the Hawks, we saw non-garbage time minutes for Craig and he gave Bucks fans reasons to maybe create unrealistic expectations. His offense is limited but he was able to dish out some assists and was his usual hustle guy like always. Here is hoping Budenholzer continues giving him minutes again.


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