By Tim Kowols
For the seventh straight time, the Milwaukee Bucks fell to their neighbors to the north, this time ending in 102-86 victory for the host Toronto Raptors.
After falling behind by as many 17 points in the first quarter, the Bucks slowly chipped away at the lead before the comeback stalled at just 7 points behind in the final stanza. The Raptors’ Kyle Lowry led all scorers with 32 points, adding six assists to his stat line. The Bucks’ Jabari Parker led the way for the visiting Bucks, collecting 21 points and 12 rebounds. All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo added 19 points, eight assists and six rebounds of his own in the losing effort.
The Bucks will have no rest from last night’s contest as they return to the hardwood again Saturday in a contest against the Boston Celtics. The game begins at 7 p.m. at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.