Friday, 22 November, 2019

Raptors fall to Bucks despite Lowry's season-high 36 points

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Rhonda Reese | 04 November, 2019, 09:41

You know the woozy feeling you get when you stand up too fast?

Antetokounmpo had 36 points, 15 rebounds, eight assists and four blocks to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 115-105 victory over the Raptors on Saturday night in the first meeting between the teams since the Eastern Conference finals.

We talked about the Raptors slow start, but that didn't include Kyle Lowry, who was the only player that could get anything to go. Obviously a different team, Kawhi [Leonard] isn't on the team, but other guys have stepped up.

"Once we get a lead we gotta keep our foot on the pedal", DiVincenzo said. The Bucks shot 53.2 percent from the field and the Raptors shot 31.7 percent before the break. The Bucks are long and they packed the paint in on the Raptors, forcing the Raptors into long jumper after long jumper and running out in transition as soon as the rebound was collected. "We couldn't do anything", Siakam said of the Raptors' first half.

Giannis Antetokounmpo carried a big chip on his broad shoulders against the Toronto Raptors. Fred VanVleet added 13 points and eight assists.

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Toronto's 40-point third quarter for Toronto was fashioned on 15-for-21 shooting from the field, a stark turnaround from the disastrous shooting in the first half. Siakam wasn't particularly sharp, but the attempts to create offense for him were lacklustre. In a game like this, where VanVleet is having trouble creating against length, Gasol's passivity is crippling, you have to run some actions that have a meaningful chance of succeeding for your #1 offensive option. The Raptors failed to do that, and dug a massive hole early on.

There were two bright spots in the first half, Lowry and OG Anunoby. One might look at the "Greek Freak's" stats and think he ran roughshod over his primary defender, but that wasn't the case. The zone introduced a little chaos in the game, pumped up the pace, and allowed the Raptors to mount a comeback. They've lost two of those games - to the Heat and Celtics - and were close to falling apart in two more. The No. 1 defense in the league last season, the Bucks are 12th so far this time around. The fresh tank that the Bucks star was working on was the difference at the end of the game. Lowry scored only two points in the fourth, a driving layup for the Raptors' final margin. Siakam ended up fouling out of the contest in the fourth quarter and a lot of the credit can go to Antetokounmpo attacking him time-and-time again.

With Kyle Lowry scoring 17 of his 36 points in the third quarter alone, the shaved a 26-point deficit to just five heading into the final 12 minutes.

They need to figure out how to lock in for a full 48 minutes on a consistent basis, or they're going to have a much tougher time winning the East this season.

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