Preview: Toronto At Milwaukee

When: 8:00 PM  ET, Friday, November 25, 2016
Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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DeMar DeRozan remains at a 30-points-per-night level, but the Toronto Raptors are developing other scoring options and staying in the win column. The Raptors will try to find their way to back-to-back triumphs when they wrap up a five-game road trip by visiting the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday.

Toronto gave itself a chance at a winning trip and avoided a three-game slide by placing six scorers in double figures in a 115-102 win at Houston on Wednesday, but remain unhappy about a downward trend on the defensive end. “At the end of the day, you still look down and they shot 49 percent," Raptors coach Dwane Casey told reporters. "That’s something we've got to continue to talk about, we’ve got to continue to work on." The Bucks dropped five of their last seven games but are coming off a 93-89 win over Orlando that featured another strong performance from budding star Giannis Antetokounmpo. The 21-year-old recorded 21 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, five steals and three blocks for his first triple-double of the season.

TV: 8 p.m. ET, Sportsnet One (Toronto), FSN Wisconsin (Milwaukee)

ABOUT THE RAPTORS (9-6): Toronto small forward DeMarre Carroll underwent knee surgery last season and is being monitored carefully in an effort to keep him fully healthy throughout this campaign. Carroll sat out the second night of a back-to-back on Monday and responded with a season-high 20 points on 9-of-14 shooting on Wednesday. The 30-year-old is known more for his defensive presence on the wing and recorded season bests of four steals and three blocks against the Rockets.

ABOUT THE BUCKS (6-7):
Antetokounmpo was asked to play point guard after the All-Star break last season and is spending his time in 2016-17 moving from the point, to the wing and to the post in coach Jason Kidd's offense. "I've been telling him to do that for the whole season, man," reserve forward Michael Beasley told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel of Antetokounmpo's triple-double. "He likes people to think he's still human." Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks in scoring (21.8), rebounding (8.5), steals (two) and blocks (2.2) while sitting second in assists (5.8) behind Matthew Dellavedova (six).

BUZZER BEATERS

1. Bucks F Mirza Teletovic is 3-of-13 from 3-point range over the last three games.

2.Raptors SF Terrence Ross is 13-of-23 from 3-point range in the last seven contests.

3. Toronto swept the four-game series last season by an average of 16.3 points.

PREDICTION: Raptors 106, Bucks 99

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div Conf
Toronto 9-6 W1 4-3 5-3 0-0 9-6 1-0 5-2
Milwaukee 6-7 W1 5-3 1-4 0-0 6-7 1-1 3-4

Last Meeting

Toronto Milwaukee
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
3/15/16 TOR 107 MIL 89 107 48 47.0 89 37 44.2

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
TOR K. Lowry 25 55.6 11
MIL G. Antetokounmpo 18 50.0 6
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
TOR B. Biyombo 13 2 11
MIL G. Antetokounmpo 12 2 10
Assists Player  
TOR K. Lowry 11
MIL G. Antetokounmpo 9
Season
Points Player Total FG% FTM
TOR D. DeRozan 529 49.0 134
MIL G. Antetokounmpo 376 50.0 93
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
TOR J. Valanciunas 176 56 120
MIL G. Antetokounmpo 140 28 112
Assists Player  
TOR K. Lowry 124
MIL M. Dellavedova 108

Quickchart Matchup

Toronto  Off vs  Milwaukee Def
108.5 Points For
102.6 Points Against
46.1 FG%
43.3 FG%
42.8 Reb
45.1 Reb
Milwaukee Off vs  Toronto Def
101.7 Points For
105.3 Points Against
44.6 FG%
45.8 FG%
45.1 Reb
43.6 Reb

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Toronto Overall Milwaukee
9-6 W/L 6-7
9-5-1 ATS 5-8-0
11-4-0 O/U 7-5-1
108.5 Pts For 101.7
105.3 Pts Against 102.6
Toronto A/H Milwaukee
5-3 W/L 5-3
6-2-0 ATS 4-4-0
7-1-0 O/U 6-1-1
112.1 Pts For 109.2
109.4 Pts Against 104.2