Short-handed Bucks stave off Raptors in Toronto 82-75
TORONTO (AP) — Khris Middleton scored 25 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks snapped a six-game losing streak against the Toronto Raptors with an 82-75 victory Monday night.
Jared Dudley scored 14 points and John Henson had 12 for the Bucks, who never trailed despite playing the final 28 minutes with only eight players. They held on while scoring just nine points in the fourth quarter.
Reduced to nine players when guard Brandon Knight was ruled out before the game with a sore right quadriceps muscle, Milwaukee lost another body when guard O.J. Mayo was ejected after picking up a double technical at 4:07 of the second. Jerryd Bayless dished out 9 assists off the bench.
Jonas Valanciunas had 12 points and 13 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan scored 16 and Lou Williams 12 for the Raptors, who had won six straight overall.