Toronto Raptors At Milwaukee Bucks Preview

By daniellevitt
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The Toronto Raptors (1-1) travel to Wisconsin to face the Milwaukee Bucks (1-1) tonight, in their second road game in as many days.

Toronto lost to the Atlanta Hawks 102-95 last night, in a one-sided affair that saw the Hawks go up by as many as 18 and dominate throughout.

Demar DeRozan had his best game so far this season scoring thirty-one points and will look to take that form into the game against the Bucks.

The Bucks are coming off a win against the Boston Celtics, beating them 105-98 last night. The backcourt of O.J. Mayo and Gary Neal has started nicely in their new uniforms, but it will take longer than two games to fully see the effects of the acquisitions.

The Bucks let Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings go in the offseason to the Dallas Mavericks and Detroit Pistons respectively. New addition, Brandon Knight, did not play against the Celtics due to a hamstring injury and is doubtful for the clash against Toronto.

Head-to-head, Milwaukee has destroyed Toronto over the past decade. They are 45-22 all-time and swept the Raptors in their three-game series last season. They’re also currently on a 10-game winning streak against the Raptors.

Toronto’s last visit to the Bradley Center was cut short after just 5.58 minutes remaining in the first quarter. A slippery floor was deemed too dangerous for the game to continue in the sides’ final preseason game last week.

Tonight’s game will be the home opener for Milwaukee who has won their last four home openers.

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