Hard Fought Loss

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Kyle Lowry’s Milestone Night All for Naught as Raptors Fall to Bucks

Unfortunately, Giannis Antetokounmpo has already signed his supermax extension so we were unable to experience the Giannis to Toronto buzz.

Yeah, this one wasn’t much fun at all.

Despite Kyle Lowry reaching the 10,000 point plateau in a Toronto Raptors jersey, the Raptors were unable to overcome Antetokounmpo and the Bucks en route to a 115-108 victory. Lowry finished the night with 21 points on 7-for-12 shooting, but it wasn’t enough as the Bucks used a big fourth quarter to push the Raptors to 7-11 on the season.

“They are very similar. I don’t know, maybe a little more size and bulk?” said Raptors head coach Nick Nurse’s pre-game, comparing the new-look Bucks teams to that of last season. “Like, sometimes I look out there and they look really, really big to me. (Bobby) Portis is big and strong, along with (Brook) Lopez and Giannis and that kinda crew. But very similar. Deep, deep, deep, tons of athletic bouncy guards, bunch of shooters. Pretty similar.”

Antetokounmpo led the way for the Bucks as per usual with 24 points and 18 rebounds in the victory, coming one assist shy of a triple-double. Brook Lopez added 20 points, while Khris Middleton chipped with a strong 24 point, 10 rebound and seven assist performance.

Meanwhile Norman Powell led the way for the Raptors with 26 points. Pascal Siakam added 11 points and nine rebounds in his return to action.

The Raptors will look to bounce back on Friday evening against the Sacramento Kings.

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