Ebene News – United States – Raptors vs Bucks – Match Recap – February 18, 2021 – ESPN

Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts to the Bucks’ recent losing streak and how the team can get back to the win column (0:37)

MILWAUKEE – – Norman Powell’s efficiency helped Toronto Raptors extend Milwaukee Bucks longest skid in four years

Powell tied a season high with 29 points, Pascal Siakam had 27 and the Raptors beat Milwaukee 110-96 on Thursday night to hand the Bucks their fifth straight loss

“I thought we did a great job as a team moving the ball and playing hard on defense to open up our transition so we can look easy,” said Powell

Powell shot 9 of 12 overall, 4 of 7 at 3 points and 7 of 8 from the free throw line He had 15 points in the first quarter alone and made a pair of 3 runs to start a 21-4 race that put the Raptors in the lead for good

The Bucks have last lost five straight games since Jan 25 to Feb 3 in 2017 Milwaukee’s entire slide went without guard Jrue Holiday, who missed six straight games due to health protocols and security

“When the going gets tough that’s where you get better that’s where you get better,” said Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee, who had 23 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists before making a fault “You can turn the other way and go home and stop, or you just have to keep fighting We could lose 10 in a row I don’t know I don’t know what the future holds But I know that we must have good thoughts, and behind our actions we must make efforts “

Toronto wasn’t at full power for this one either and still beat the Bucks for the second time in three nights

The Raptors beat the Bucks 124-113 on Tuesday despite losing Kyle Lowry with a left ankle injury early in the third quarter Lowry didn’t play at all on Thursday, although the Raptors said it was due to a sprained left thumb rather than his painful ankle

Fred VanVleet scored 17 points for Raptors Donte DiVincenzo of Milwaukee had 14 points, Khris Middleton 13, Brook Lopez 12 and Bryn Forbes 11

After calling to 23, the Bucks slashed the margin to 10 on several occasions, but couldn’t come close

“The competitiveness, the spirit was actually better,” said Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer “I think the guys were covering each other The guys were jostling each other I know it’s (on) the results People will watch and see another loss, but togetherness, competitiveness, spirit was better this evening We must build on this “

Raptors: Toronto won convincingly despite just two offensive rebounds Bembry made his first start of the season and tallied five points and four assists in 38 minutes Aron Baynes, who started the first 24 games he played this season, has come off the bench for a second consecutive time

Bucks: Ahead of the game, Antetokounmpo was named All-Star Game starter for the fifth straight season The Bucks scored just 15 points in the second quarter, their lowest point total of any quarter of the season Bobby Portis’ only points of the night came on a basket in the last second of the game Portis had scored at least 15 points in each of his last three games

The Bucks performed in front of 500 spectators – guests and family members of the players – as they gradually progressed to play in front of a 10% capacity at the Fiserv Forum The Bucks will welcome the general public to a home game for the first time on Sunday when they will allow around 1,800 spectators for a game with Sacramento

Raptors: Minnesota Friday This will be the Raptors’ third consecutive road contest, and the ninth of their last 10 games

Bucks: Host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday in their third of eight straight home games The Bucks lost 114-109 to Oklahoma City on Sunday

Toronto Raptors (14-15, sixth in Eastern Conference) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (7-22, 15th in Western Conference)

Washington Wizards (9-17, 13th in Eastern Conference) vs Portland Trail Blazers (18-10, fourth in Western Conference)

A loss to the Pistons on February 9 kicked off a ‘new dedication’ for the Nets, coach Steve Nash said after Brooklyn won its fifth in a row, a 109-98 victory over the Lakers

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Ebene News – United States – Raptors vs Bucks – Match Recap – February 18, 2021 – ESPN

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