Despite Dwane Casey playing a sort of regular season-esque rotation, with nearly 30 minutes a piece for his five starters, the guys out on the court oftentimes looked totally out of sync with each other, especially during an uninspiring first half. There were turnovers galore in this game, 18 in all for the Raptors, and despite a second-half rally that secured a nine-point victory over the Bucks, the team was full of miscues all night long.
The Raptors were able to overcome the backcourt on Monday, beating the Bucks 104-95 in Toronto’s penultimate pre-season game. Ellis and Jennings shot a combined 14-for-39 from the field, with the Raptors not diced up in the paint.
DeRozan added a couple crowd-pleasing dunks while Amir Johnson, who came into the game leading the Raptors in shooting finished the night 5 for 10 with 10 points.
The Raptors got off to another slow start in this one. It’s been a constant theme throughout the pre-season, and while I don’t necessarily believe that it means the pattern will continue once the regular season begins, I would still like to see the team get off to a more encouraging start in the pre-season.
Turns out it takes more than 24 minutes or so of relatively easy scoring to defeat even a fellow also-ran of the Eastern Conference.
Point guard Kyle Lowry poured 10 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter as the Toronto Raptors defeated the Milwaukee Bucks, 104-95, for their fourth straight preseason win Monday at Air Canada Centre.
On a night when head coach Dwane Casey had hoped to cement his rotation with the regular season just nine days away, those plans were thwarted when rookie swingman Terrence Ross came down with flu-like symptoms and was basically told to stay home in the hopes of keeping it from spreading.
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Alan Anderson sank back-to-back three-pointers to give the Raptors an 82-77 lead early in the third quarter. The Bucks tied the score on a three by Dunleavy and a layup by Brandon Jennings.
DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points, Andrea Bargnani had 17 points and the Toronto Raptors won their fourth straight preseason game, beating the Bucks 104-95.
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