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Bucks top Raptors to halt seven-game losing streak to Toronto

Toronto Raptors' DeMarre DeRozan drives against Milwaukee Bucks' Matthew Dellavedova during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Milwaukee.

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Khris Middleton scored a season-high 24 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 21 and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Toronto Raptors 101-94 on Saturday night.

Malcolm Brogdon had 17 and Spencer Hawes finished with 16 off the bench for Milwaukee, which halted a seven-game losing streak to Toronto.

Serge Ibaka had 19 points and Cory Joseph 14 for Toronto.

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The Bucks entered the fourth quarter with a 13-point lead but the Raptors got within four about halfway through the period. Back-to-back baskets by Antetokounmpo put Milwaukee back in control and the Raptors got no closer than seven points the rest of the way.

After ice-cold shooting in the first quarter, the Bucks scored 41 points in the second to grab a 53-42 lead at the half. Hawes had 14 points in the period.

Toronto led 19-12 after the first quarter, with Milwaukee making just four of 22 shots (18 per cent). It marked the Bucks' lowest first-quarter point total of the season. Milwaukee scored just 15 in the opening period on Wednesday against Denver.


DeMarre Carroll left the game in the third quarter with an apparent leg injury. … DeMar DeRozan, who scored 32 points in Friday night's win over Washington, didn't attempt a shot from the field and was held scoreless in the first quarter. He finished with 11 points, well off his season average of 27.9. … Ibaka and Milwaukee's Greg Monroe were whistled for a double technical foul with about 2 minutes left in the game.


Raptors play at New Orleans on Wednesday. The Raptors beat the Pelicans 108-106 in overtime in Toronto in the teams' only other meeting this season.

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