The Milwaukee Bucks went into Monday nights game in Toronto with only nine healthy players. After guard O.J. Mayo was ejected in the second quarter, they were down to eight. The Bucks still pulled out a 82-75 win over the Raptors, increasing their winning streak to four games and ending a 6-game slide against the Raptors.
The Bucks took a 15-point lead early in the fourth quarter, then went scoreless for nearly 8 1/2 minutes, missing 15-straight field goal attempts. Toronto scored 15-straight points to tie the game.
But the Bucks found a way to hold off the Raptors rally. Giannis Antetokounmpo ended the long scoreless stretch with a free throw with 3:26 to play. Then Jared Dudley sank a huge three-pointer to put the Bucks up by four and give the Bucks a little breathing room to pull out the win.
The Raptors (33-16) saw their 6-game win streak come to an end, scoring a season-low 75 points and shooting just 32.1% from the field.
Khris Middleton scored 25 points to lead the Bucks. Antetokounmpo added 12 points and 12 rebounds. Jared Dudley and John Henson added 12 points each.
Just days after Jorge Gutierrez signed a 10-day contract with the Bucks, he was in the starting lineup. He went scoreless, but pulled down four rebounds and dished out five assists, playing 28 minutes.