BUCKS-RAPTORS PREGAME NOTES

MIL@TOR INJURY REPORT AT 2:30 P.M. THURSDAY

Milwaukee Bucks Cousins, DeMarcus Out Return to Competition Reconditioning
DiVincenzo, Donte Out Injury/Illness – Left Ankle; Injury recovery
Hill, George Probable Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Hyperextension
Lopez, Brook Out Injury/Illness – Back; Soreness
Ojeleye, Semi Out Injury/Illness – Right Calf; Strain
Toronto Raptors Anunoby, OG Out Injury/Illness – Left Hip; Pointer
Birch, Khem Out Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Swelling
Dragic, Goran Out Not With Team
Trent Jr., Gary Questionable Injury/Illness – Right Calf; Contusion

RAPTORS NOTES
• The Toronto Raptors (9-13) continue a season-long seven-game homestand (Nov. 28 – Dec. 13) Thursday night against the Milwaukee Bucks (14-8) at Scotiabank Arena. Toronto has lost three in a row (Nov. 26-
30) and four of its last five (Nov. 21-30). The Raptors won two-of-three games vs. Milwaukee last season with the road team winning all three meetings. Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet averaged 20.3 and 20.0 points, respectively, against the Bucks last year.
• Through 20 games, Scottie Barnes is averaging 15.4 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 35.4 minutes. Barnes currently leads all rookies in points, rebounds and minutes per game, and 20-point games (five).
With 19 points Tuesday vs. Memphis, Barnes (308) also became just the third rookie in Raptors franchise history to score 300 points through their first 20 games played, along with Damon Stoudamire (317) and Vince Carter (312).
• The Raptors have lost five consecutive games at Scotiabank Arena (Nov. 5-30) for the first time since dropping five in a row Jan. 12-28, 2011. Toronto has started the season 2-8 at home and will play 10-of-13 games at Scotiabank Arena in December.
Pascal Siakam led the Raptors with 20 points and five assists in 30 minutes of action Nov. 30 vs. Memphis. Siakam has now scored 17+ points in six straight games (Nov. 19-30). He is averaging a team-high
20.8 points and shooting .490 (47-96) from the field during this stretch.
Fred VanVleet (80) and Gary Trent Jr. (78) currently rank second and third respectively, in the NBA in deflections. VanVleet has led the league in deflections per game each of the past two seasons. Trent Jr. is
also fifth in the NBA in steals per game (2.05) and has recorded multiple steals in 12-of-20 games played this season. Trent Jr. is questionable for Thursday’s matchup with the Bucks with a right calf contusion.
Fred VanVleet finished with 15 points and a team-high nine rebounds in 42 minutes Tuesday night against the Grizzlies. VanVleet led the Raptors on the glass for the third time, something he did four times in 52 games last season. In 21 games played this year, VanVleet is averaging a career-high 5.2 rebounds and
has grabbed 5+ boards in 12 appearances.
Yuta Watanabe scored a season-high 11 points in 29 minutes as a reserve Nov. 30 vs. Memphis. Watanabe became the seventh different Raptor to lead the bench in scoring this season.
• The Raptors announced Sunday Goran Dragic is taking some time away from the team to manage a personal matter. There is no definite timeline, and we will update as appropriate.
PROBABLE STARTERS
F – SCOTTIE BARNES #4

MIN: 35.4 REB: 8.2 AST: 3.3 STL: 1.2 TO: 2.2 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 15.4
• Recorded 19 points, seven rebounds and a season-high four blocks in 38 minutes Nov. 30 vs. Memphis.
• Has made 10 threes in the last five games (Nov. 21-30) after making two in his first 15 games of the season.
• Tied with Precious Achiuwa for the team lead with three double-doubles.
F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43

MIN: 33.0 REB: 7.1 AST: 3.7 STL: 0.8 TO: 1.9 BLK: 0.9 PTS: 17.9
• Finished with team highs of 20 points and five assists in 30 minutes Nov. 30 vs. Memphis; added six rebounds.
• Has led (or tied) the team in assists in each of the last three games (Nov. 26-30); totaling 14 assists.
• Missed the first 10 games (Oct. 20 – Nov. 5) of the season recovering from left shoulder surgery.
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C – PRECIOUS ACHIUWA #5

MIN: 25.9 REB: 7.9 AST: 1.5 STL: 0.5 TO: 1.1 BLK: 0.5 PTS: 8.0
• Tallied five points and five rebounds in 29 minutes of action Nov. 30 vs. Memphis.
• Leads all sophomores in rebounding (7.9); has collected 10+ rebounds four times this season.
• Averaging 7.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and 25.9 minutes in 15 games as a starter.
G – SVI MYKHAILIUK #14

MIN: 18.8 REB: 2.5 AST: 1.0 STL: 0.8 TO: 0.7 BLK: 0.1 PTS: 7.2
• Contributed seven points and one rebound in 18 minutes Nov. 30 vs. Memphis.
• Has scored in double figures five times, including a season-high 16 points Oct. 30 at Indiana.
• In four starts, averaging 12.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 31.2 minutes.
G – FRED VANVLEET #23

MIN: 38.3 REB: 5.2 AST: 6.3 STL: 1.6 TO: 3.2 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 19.9
• Recorded 15 points, a team-high nine rebounds and three assists in 42 minutes Nov. 30 vs. Memphis.
• Averaged 21.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 38.3 minutes during 14 games in November.
• Leads the NBA in minutes per game (38.3), has logged 40+ minutes in six games this season.

INJURY REPORT

OG Anunoby (Left Hip; Pointer) – Out
Khem Birch (Right Knee; Swelling) – Out
Goran Dragic (NWT) – Out
Gary Trent Jr. (Right Calf; Contusion) – Questionable
UPDATED: Dec. 2, 2021


NEXT GAME DETAILS
Opponent: Washington Wizards Date: Sunday, December 5
Tip-Off: 6 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Scotiabank Arena
Television: Sportsnet
Radio: Sportsnet 590 The FAN
SERIES RECAP VS. WASHINGTON
OVERALL HOME ROAD
2021-22 1-1 0-1 1-0
ALL-TIME 57-39 34-16 23-23
STREAKS Won 1 Lost 2 Won 5
LAST WIN: Nov. 3, 2021 (109-100)
LAST HOME WIN: Apr. 5, 2021 (103-101)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +39 (Jan. 30, 2008)
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -28 (Jan. 11, 200

2021-22 RECORDS
W-L EAST WEST
OVERALL 9-13 7-8 2-5
HOME 2-8 2-6 0-2
AWAY 7-5 5-2 2-3
OVERTIME 0-0 0-0 0-0

BUCKS PREVIOUS GAME STARTERS

22 F – Khris Middleton 6-7 227 Texas A&M/USA 10th season
G GS PPG RPG APG MPG FG% 3FG% FT%
14 14 17.1 5.2 4.9 30.2 .413 .337 .868
34 F – Giannis Antetokounmpo 6-11 243 Filathlitikos/Greece 9th season
G GS PPG RPG APG MPG FG% 3FG% FT%
21 21 27.6 11.8 6.0 32.7 .532 .276 .673
9 F – Bobby Portis Jr. 6-10 258 Arkansas/USA 7th season
G GS PPG RPG APG MPG FG% 3FG% FT%
17 13 15.1 8.3 1.4 27.8 .483 .427 .800
7 G – Grayson Allen 6-3 212 Duke/USA 4th season
G GS PPG RPG APG MPG FG% 3FG% FT%
22 22 14.0 4.0 1.5 28.8 .458 .429 .879
21 G – Jrue Holiday 6-4 224 UCLA/USA 13th season
G GS PPG RPG APG MPG FG% 3FG% FT%
16 15 14.6 4.6 5.9 31.0 .432 .321 .680

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
DATE TRANSACTION

Nov. 30 Signed guard Javonte Smart to a Two-Way contract
Nov. 30 Signed center DeMarcus Cousins
Nov. 30 Recalled Georgios Kalaitzakis and Jordan Nwora from the Wisconsin Herd
Nov. 29 Requested waivers on Two-Way guard Justin Robinson

BUCK SHOTS

• Winners of their Past eight games, the Milwaukee Bucks head to Toronto to take on the Raptors Thursday night to complete their back-to-back. The Bucks won their eighth consecutive game, and improved to 14-8 on the season, with a 127-125 win over the Hornets at Fiserv Forum last night.
• The Bucks are playing the Raptors in Toronto for the first time since Feb. 25 of the 2019-20 season. Milwaukee has won its past four regular season games in Toronto dating to the 2017-18 season (Bucks have 5 consecutive road wins over the Raptors including last season’s lone road matchup in Tampa, Fla).
• Milwaukee matched its season high for scoring with 127 points in Tuesday’s win (also had 127 in the season opener vs. BKN) and is now 5-0 this season when it reaches the 120-point mark. Three of the Bucks’ five 120-point games this season have come during their current eight-game winning streak.
• In Wednesday’s win over the Hornets, Giannis Antetokounmpo came one assist shy of a triple-double as he put up 40 points, which included the game-winning layup with 2.0 seconds remaining, 12 rebounds and a season-high-tying nine assists. This was Antetokounmpo’s third 40-point game of the season (2nd-most in NBA) and his second game with 40+ pts, 10+ rebs
and 5+ asts (no other player in the NBA has a 40/10/5 game this season).
Khris Middleton hit the 20-point mark for the fourth time this season as he put up 21 points, making a season-high-tying four 3s, in Tuesday’s win against Charlotte. The Bucks are 4-0 this season when Middleton scores 20+ points

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