It was a long-range shootout at the Tampa Bay corral, as the Raptors tried to math their way to victory behind a season-high for a Bucks opponent 55 3-point attempts. The Bucks ultimately eked out the win though behind an advantage in the paint and edging out Toronto by nine points at the free throw line. Giannis narrowly missed a triple-double with 24 points, 18 rebounds and nine assists.
Milwaukee ended a deep ball-happy first period knotted up with the Raptors 33-33. They countered with a strong second quarter, providing a nine point cushion heading into halftime. As the third quarter went on, the Raptors made a late push and closed the deficit to merely one. Toronto kept it close throughout the final period, but a couple of generous passing sequences and timely buckets helped Milwaukee close it out.
If nothing else, one truth always remains...Giannis shalt posterize Aron Baynes.
Stat That Stood Out
17 fast break points to zilch. Not only did Milwaukee take full advantage of their steals against a Raptors roster in this game, but they also shut down one of the league’s best teams in transition. Kudos to the Bucks for getting it done in transition on both ends.