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For the fifth game in a row, the Milwaukee Bucks would fall again, this time again by the Toronto Raptors (110-96)

The Bucks would use a hot start from Bryn Forbes to quickly take the lead, but the Raptors would show their rudeness and keep things close to a 15 point blast in the first quarter by Bucks killer Norman Powell, however deliver the wind behind the raptors’ sails to give them an advantage of 33-26 after one

Toronto started a run at the beginning of the second quarter that saw them take a double-digit lead and the bucks sometimes looked clueless Milwaukee’s half-judicial offense stalled and they couldn’t get anything going, nor could they fast-break in the first half -Achieve points In the meantime, the Raptors with awareness and physicality built their lead on 58-41 to half

It wasn’t going to get any better in the third quarter Toronto was going to go ahead and get it done, and the bucks just had no answer.They would continue to look dazed and confused – until Thanasis Antetokounmpo stepped in. He would fuel up and help Milwaukee get things on to reduce a manageable deficit In the transition to the fourth quarter the bucks fell by 13 points (85-72)

From that point on, it would be almost over The Bucks had a chance when they reduced the lead to just ten points, but after a 7-0 run the Raptors quickly disappeared that would be enough to slam the door and the Bringing bucks to bed you would end up falling, 110-96

Norman Powell would lead all goal scorers with 29 points. Giannis Antetokounmpo would take the lead with 23 points in the 8-of-20 shooting

We learned it was another frustrating loss for Bucks fans as the team hasn’t seen a five-loss streak since the 2017 season so this is definitely uncharted territory for this squad I think it’s important to remind yourself that the players aren’t necessarily as frustrated as the fans are.This was illustrated by a response Giannis gave when asked by Zora Stephenson about the difference between his frustrations from last year (after a lost skid) and Asked more serenely this season I thought it was an extremely insightful answer from Giannis and wanted to share it with all of you:

“I’m older, of course you want to get better, you want to improve, you want to build good habits But you can’t kill yourself for the last five games in a row. We have another tomorrow. It’s a long season I think you have 100% right with the last year I would have been crazy and very frustrated and wouldn’t have spoken to anyone after the game.But I’m trying to improve, to become a better player, to become a better person, to realize that it’s a long season – we have 45 games left and tomorrow another To be honest, it kind of feels good I like facing adversity I like being knocked down You know because that’s the only way you can improve If things are going well and going your way, you know the other side somehow you don’t feel it now we feel the other side we feel down we can feel like we are losing five in a row – how it feels you know we know how it feels when our minds are not there We know that when we don’t play well it feels like – when we don’t take shots and when things are going well you don’t want to come back here. You don’t want to get into the state in which you are where we are now you want to try to do whatever you can to avoid this i think it will help us as a team to be tougher mentally having to break it – it will make us better don’t get me wrong, it is not so that I’m not frustrated I don’t worry that much We have another one tomorrow We have to go out there and play good basketball, play with some good energy, everyone has to bring it – the bucks have to bring it, I have to bring it And we may not win tomorrow, but what our actions are about If our actions are good and we are competitive at gaming, I’m good I’m good with ”

I swear there wasn’t a single game in his career against Milwaukee that Norman Powell didn’t go completely insane.He quickly reminded us why he was known as one of the best Bucks killers last night when he was in the Opening phase immediately lost 15 points.He would feel it all night from the 3-point arch, exemplified by his four Treys on the night. When all was said and done, he’d accumulated 29 points, which turned out to be game high, I don’t know whether he just keeps thinking back to the deal the Bucks made when they bought Greivi’s Vazquez for a first round (the Raptors would then pick Powell), but man, it seems like he’s always out for revenge on Milwaukee

Brook Lopez only played 20 minutes in the evening and didn’t see as much action as he

“At some point in the third quarter we finally got some momentum and they’re playing smaller, more people on the sidelines, more people who can dribble”You know, we just went with another group. It felt like these guys were playing well so we just drove that group and drove them through the fourth quarter as well”

Lopez would finish with 12 points on 4-of-7. The reason for this decision is because this group (which Thanasis was a part of) were the greatest energy the bucks showed in the entire game, and them helped to have a chance to fight in the end they couldn’t make it and are hoping for stronger results tomorrow against Oklahoma City

For the second year in a row, the Raptors made life difficult for Khris Middleton by working him twice in the first half, he’d end up making five turnovers. This is how Bud saw this matter:

“You know, I mean we have to get him back to better places. As a coach, we have to give him more space, more options and better points of sale. We just have to keep working on it.”

“I don’t think there was much difference between the two nights, I think I made the same mistakes and just wasn’t strong enough with the ball”

It will be great to see if Middleton is able to recover tonight from The Thunder, it is clear how effective it is for this offense when things click and how far things can go south when he’s gone

Milwaukee Bucks, Bucks

World News – USA – Milwaukee vs. Toronto: Dollars Outperformed by Raptors, 110-96

Source: https://www.brewhoop.com/2021/2/19/22290347/milwaukee-vs-toronto-bucks-outdone-by-raptors-110-96