For the fifth consecutive game, the Milwaukee Bucks have suffered a loss, as the Toronto Raptors knocked them off for the second time this week,
It was a pretty lackluster first half for the Bucks. A lack of aggressiveness and a stagnant half-court offense were two of the main ingredients in the Bucks finding themselves down 58-41 after the first half. Toronto really locked down Milwaukee in the second quarter, allowing just 15 points to the Bucks.
It’d be a very similar story in the third, until Thanasis Antetokounmpo entered the game for the Bucks. He’d help resurrect some energy that helped keep Milwaukee within shouting distance, as the Raptors carried an 85-72 advantage into the fourth.
Milwaukee would get things down to ten points at one point, but the Raptors answered with a 7-0 run that really proved to be the nail in the coffin. They’d end up leaving Fiserv Forum with a 110-96 victory.
Stat That Stood Out
I’m going to go with Norman Powell for this one. Yet again, the man who the Raptors selected with a draft pick that was sent to them by the Bucks for Greivis Vazquez, torched the Bucks. He’d put up 15 points in the first quarter and continued to exemplify his worth throughout the remainder of the game. There’s something about the Bucks that gets him really going. Each time the Raptors play Milwaukee, it seems as if he is always a menace — and he was with 29 total points. Maybe it’s the fact that the Bucks made that trade, but man, talk about a Bucks killer.