Milwaukee Bucks at Toronto Raptors
Milwaukee Bucks Preview
After a hard-fought overtime victory on Monday, the Milwaukee Bucks will get little chance to rest heading into a road game against the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 22 points in a 137-134 win over the host Washington Wizards on Monday before he fouled out with 1:36 remaining in regulation.
Khris Middleton led the way with 40 points, including nine in the extra period. Milwaukee trailed by as many as four in overtime before winning. The Bucks have won eight of their past nine with the defeat coming when Antetokounmpo was out after the birth of his first child. He scored 36 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in a victory over the Raptors in November.
Toronto Raptors Preview
After a rare defeat before the All-Star break, the Toronto Raptors are back on track as they get set to play host to the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday. By crushing the Indiana Pacers 127-81 on Sunday, the Raptors have won 17 of 18 games, including both of their contests since the break.
They dropped a 101-91 decision to the Brooklyn Nets before the All-Star festivities. The 46-point margin of victory against the Pacers was the largest in Raptors history. Toronto did defeat Milwaukee in the Eastern Conference finals last year, but the Raptors lost to the Bucks 115-105 on Nov. 2â€¯despite getting 36 points from Kyle Lowry.