Entering Thursday night’s marque match up between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Toronto Raptors in Toronto, Milwaukee was up 0.5 games on the Raptors entering the night. The Bucks handled them easily 105-92.
One of the biggest stories of the game was the three ball. The Bucks shot 36.8 percent from downtown. The Raptors shot 25.7 percent from downtown. Milwaukee led by as many as 24 points at one point. Toronto led by as many as five points at one point.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 19 points on 53.8 percent shooting for the Milwaukee Bucks. He grabbed nine rebounds, recorded five assists, blocked two shots, and recorded four steals. Khris Middleton scored 18 points on 77.8 percent shooting. He grabbed six rebounds, recorded four assists, and recorded two steals.
Brook Lopez and Malcolm Brogdon each scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds. Lopez blocked three shots. Eric Bledsoe scored 14 points, grabbed eight rebounds, recorded six assists, and recorded four steals.
Milwaukee’s bench scored 32 points. D.J. Wilson scored 16 points on 60 percent shooting. He grabbed five rebounds, recorded one assist, blocked one shot, and had two steals. George Hill scored 10 points and grabbed three rebounds.
Pascal Siakam led the Toronto Raptors with 28 points on 63.2 percent shooting. He grabbed three rebounds, recorded three assists, and had a steal. Kawhi Leonard was very quiet with 16 points on 35 percent shooting. He grabbed eight rebounds, recorded two assists, and had three steals.
Serge Ibaka scored 12 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, recorded two assists, blocked three shots, and had two steals. Kyle Lowry scored 10 points on 36.4 percent shooting. He also grabbed four rebounds and recorded three assists.
Toronto’s bench scored 26 points and Fred VanVleet and Norman Powell each scored 10 points and recorded a steal. VanVleet grabbed two rebounds and recorded three assists. Powell grabbed four rebounds and recorded two assists.
The Milwaukee Bucks won the season series against the Toronto Raptors 3-1. Milwaukee’s record is 37-13 so far this season. They are 24 games over .500 for the first time since 1986. Toronto’s record so far this season is 37-16. It is quite possible these two teams could meet again in the Eastern Conference Finals.
The Milwaukee Bucks next game will be on the road against the Washington Wizards on Saturday night. The Toronto Raptors next game will be at home against the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday afternoon.