RAPTORS-BUCKS PREGAME NOTES


INJURY REPORT AT 5:30 P.M.

01/15/2022 06:30 (ET) TOR@MIL Milwaukee Bucks Dowtin, Jeff Out G League – On Assignment
Galloway, Langston Out Health and Safety Protocols
Holiday, Jrue Out Injury/Illness – Left Ankle; Soreness
Lopez, Brook Out Injury/Illness – Back; Surgery
Toronto Raptors Barnes, Scottie Out Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Injury Management
Birch, Khem Out Injury/Illness – Nose; Fracture
Bonga, Isaac Out G League – On Assignment
Dragic, Goran Out Not With Team
Johnson, David Out G League – Two-Way
Trent Jr., Gary Doubtful Injury/Illness – Left Ankle; Swelling

• The Toronto Raptors (20-19) continue a five-game road trip (Jan. 14-21) Saturday night against the Milwaukee Bucks (27-17) at Fiserv Forum. The Raptors are 2-0 vs. the Bucks this season. Toronto has won
five of their last six games against Milwaukee, including four straight on the road. Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet are averaging 26.5 and 24.0 points, respectively, against Milwaukee this season. The Raptors
play eight-of-10 games on the road to end the month of January (Jan. 14-31). Toronto is 4-2 in the second game of a back-to-back set this season.
Fred VanVleet has made at least four three-pointers in a franchise record 10 consecutive games (Dec. 14 Jan 14) – the longest streak in the NBA this season. VanVleet is averaging 29.0 points and shooting .449
(57-127) from beyond the arc over his last 10 games. Only Stephen Curry and James Harden have longer streaks in NBA history. VanVleet’s 57 three-point field goals is also the franchise record for the most three-pointers made during a 10-game span.
• The Raptors (13.4) are currently tied with Memphis for the NBA lead in offensive rebounds per game and rank second (16.8) in second-chance points per game – behind only the Grizzlies (17.7). Through seven
games in January, the Raptors have outrebounded opponents 109-to-66 (+43) on the offensive glass.
Pascal Siakam recorded his team-leading ninth double-double with 23 points and 11 rebounds Friday night at Detroit. Siakam is currently averaging 20.8 points and career highs of 8.4 rebounds and 4.6 assists. He is one of just six players in the NBA averaging 20.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists this
season, along with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, Joel Embiid, James Harden and Nikola Jokic.
Fred VanVleet (3.9) and Gary Trent Jr. (3.5) currently rank second and fourth, respectively, in the NBA in deflections per game. VanVleet has led the NBA in deflections per game each of the past two seasons,while Trent Jr. also ranks fourth in the league in steals per game (1.91) and has recorded multiple steals in 20 games. The Raptors lead the NBA in deflections per game (18.5) and rank third in steals (9.2).
• Fred VanVleet was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week (Jan. 3-9) for the first time in his career after leading the Raptors to a perfect 4-0 record, averaging 30.3 points (sixth in the NBA), 6.5 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 36.5 minutes. He shot .467 (42-90) from the field, .453 (24-53) from three-point range and was 13-for-13 at the free throw line. VanVleet scored 30+ points three times and recorded his first career triple-double with a season-best 37 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists Jan. 7 vs. Utah. His 37 points was the most scored in a triple-double in franchise history.
SECOND GAME OF A BACK-TO-BACK SET (4-2)
FG% 3PT% FT% REB AST STL BLK TO PTS
RAPTORS .441 .371 .775 47.0 21.7 8.0 6.0 14.3 110.2
OPPONENT .438 .333 .732 45.7 23.8 7.8 6.8 15.3 106.2
PROBABLE STARTERS
F – OG ANUNOBY #3

MIN: 36.0 REB: 5.0 AST: 2.3 STL: 1.5 TO: 1.7 BLK: 0.4 PTS: 19.2
• Tallied 16 points, three rebounds and two assists in 37 minutes Jan. 14 at Detroit.
• Has scored in double figures in eight straight games (Dec. 28 – Jan. 14), averaging 18.9 points during this stretch.
• Averaging 20.8 points and 4.9 rebounds in nine road games this season.
F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43

MIN: 35.9 REB: 8.4 AST: 4.6 STL: 1.0 TO: 2.5 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 20.8
• Finished with 23 points, 11 rebounds and four assists in 41 minutes Jan. 14 at Detroit.
• Reached 1,000 career assists against the Pistons, becoming just the 10th Raptor to reach this milestone.
• Has nine double-doubles in 26 games this season, something he did 13 times in 56 contests last year.
C – PRECIOUS ACHIUWA #5

MIN: 24.4 REB: 7.5 AST: 1.3 STL: 0.6 TO: 1.1 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 7.7
• Recorded four points and led the bench with eight rebounds in 24 minutes Jan. 14 at Detroit.
• Ranks second among sophomores in rebounding (7.5) – has led the Raptors in rebounding a team-high 12 times.
• Averaging 7.9 points, 8.4 rebounds and 26.7 minutes in 17 starts this season.
G – SCOTTIE BARNES #4

MIN: 35.5 REB: 7.9 AST: 3.5 STL: 1.0 TO: 1.9 BLK: 0.9 PTS: 14.5
• Contributed eight points, seven rebounds and two assists in 33 minutes Jan. 14 at Detroit.
• Leads the Raptors with 95 offensive rebounds; also ranks first among all rookies.
• Ranks second among rookies in rebounds (7.9), fourth in assists (3.5), and fifth in scoring (14.5).
G – FRED VANVLEET #23

MIN: 37.8 REB: 4.9 AST: 6.7 STL: 1.7 TO: 2.6 BLK: 0.5 PTS: 22.1
• Scored a game-high 24 points in 42 minutes Jan. 14 at Detroit; added 10 assists, five rebounds and two steals.
• The Raptors are 13-7, including 4-2 this season, when VanVleet records a double-double.
• Leads the NBA in minutes per game (37.8), has logged 40+ minutes nine times.

INJURY REPORT
Khem Birch (Nose; Broken) – Out
Isaac Bonga (G League – On Assignment) – Out
Goran Dragic (NWT) – Out
David Johnson (G League – Two-Way) – Out
Gary Trent Jr. (Left Ankle; Swelling) – TBD

Antetokounmpo scores 31 in return, Bucks easily handle Nets — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Bobby Portis scored 20 of his 25 in the first half to help the Bucks snap a two-game skid.

Antetokounmpo scores 31 in return, Bucks easily handle Nets — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

RAPTORS-BUCKS PREGAME NOTES

INJURY REPORT AT 4:30 P.M. — NO GIANNIS FOR THE BUCKS

Milwaukee Bucks:

Allen, Grayson Out Health and Safety Protocols
Antetokounmpo, Giannis Out Injury/Illness – Non-covid; Illness

Antetokounmpo, Thanasis Questionable Health and Safety Protocols
Connaughton, Pat Out Health and Safety Protocols
DiVincenzo, Donte Out Injury/Illness – Left Ankle; Sprain
Hill, George Out Health and Safety Protocols
Lopez, Brook Out Injury/Illness – Back; Surgery
Nwora, Jordan Questionable Health and Safety Protocols
Ojeleye, Semi Questionable Health and Safety Protocols
Toronto Raptors:

Bonga, Isaac Out G League – On Assignment
Dragic, Goran Out Not With Team
Mykhailiuk, Svi Out Health and Safety Protocols
Watanabe, Yuta Out Health and Safety Protocols

GAME #35 – TORONTO RAPTORS (17-17) vs. MILWAUKEE BUCKS (25-14)
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2022 – 8 P.M. (ET) – FISERV FORUM
TV: SPORTSNET – RADIO: TSN 1050 TORONTO


• The Toronto Raptors (17-17) play the second game of a back-to-back set Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks (25-14) at Fiserv Forum. The Raptors have won three in a row (Dec. 31 – Jan. 4) and
are .500 for the first time since they were 7-7 on Nov. 13. In the first meeting this season, Fred VanVleet scored 29 points and the Raptors beat Milwaukee 97-93 in Toronto on Dec. 2.
Fred VanVleet scored a game-high 33 points (12-23 FG, 7-14 3PT, 2-2 FT) Tuesday night vs. San Antonio. VanVleet has now scored 30+ points in three straight games (Dec. 31 – Jan. 4), and four of his last five (Dec. 14 – Jan. 4). He is averaging 33.0 points and shooting .493 (33-67) from the field, including .450 (18-40) from beyond the arc, over the last three contests. VanVleet is just the sixth player in Raptors franchise history to score 30+ points in three consecutive games, and first since Kawhi Leonard who did it in four
straight outings (Jan. 13-27, 2019). VanVleet has already scored 30+ points in six games this season, something he did six times in 52 contests last year.
• Toronto tied a season high with 129 points and made a season-best 30 field goals in yesterday’s win over San Antonio. The Raptors shot 18-for-44 (.409) from beyond the arc, matching its season high for made
three-pointers in the victory. Justin Champagnie scored a career-high 14 points in 13 minutes.
Pascal Siakam posted his third straight double-double (Dec. 31 – Jan. 4) with 18 points, 12 rebounds and
five assists in yesterday’s victory over the Spurs. He is averaging 21.0 points, 15.0 rebounds and 6.3 assists over the last three (Dec. 31 – Jan. 4). Siakam recorded a double-double in a career-high four straight
games Nov. 6-11, 2019.
Fred VanVleet is shooting .469 (30-64) from three-point range over his last five games (Dec. 14 – Jan. 4). VanVleet’s 30 threes are the most in a five-game stretch in Raptors franchise history. Donyell Marshall
held the previous record of 28 three-pointers (March 11-20, 2005).
Fred VanVleet (118) and Gary Trent Jr. (113) currently rank first and third, respectively, in the NBA in
total deflections. VanVleet has led the NBA in deflections per game each of the past two seasons, while Trent Jr. also ranks second in the league in steals per game (2.03) and has recorded multiple steals in 20
games. The Raptors lead the NBA in deflections per game (18.7) and rank third in steals (9.2).
• Rookie Scottie Barnes has scored in double figures in 14 straight games played (Nov. 21 – Jan. 4). He is averaging 15.9 points and shooting .497 (84-169) from the floor, including .396 (21-53) from beyond the
arc, during this streak. He currently leads all rookies in minutes (35.7), is tied for second in points (15.4),
ranks second in rebounds (8.1) and fourth with a .494 field goal percentage.
PROBABLE STARTERS

F – OG ANUNOBY #3MIN: 36.0 REB: 5.3 AST: 2.5 STL: 1.7 TO: 1.5 BLK: 0.5 PTS: 19.1
• Finished with 14 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals in 31 minutes Jan. 4 vs. San Antonio.
• Has totaled nine steals in the last three games (Dec. 31 – Jan. 4); recorded 3+ steals five times this season.
• Averaging 18.0 points and 5.3 rebounds over the last three games.
F – SCOTTIE BARNES #4

MIN: 35.7 REB: 8.1 AST: 3.4 STL: 1.1 TO: 1.9 BLK: 1.0 PTS: 15.4
• Tallied 11 points, nine rebounds and a career-high eight assists in 33 minutes Jan. 4 vs. San Antonio.
• Has scored in double figures in 14 straight games played (Nov. 21 – Jan. 4), averaging 15.9 points.
• Leads all rookies in minutes (35.7), tied for second in points (15.4) and ranks second in rebounds (8.1).
F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43

MIN: 34.8 REB: 8.6 AST: 4.3 STL: 0.8 TO: 2.5 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 19.8
• Recorded third straight double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds in 27 minutes Jan. 4 vs. San Antonio.
• Averaging 21.0 points, 15.0 rebounds and 6.3 assists over the last three games (Dec. 31 – Jan. 4).
• Leads the team with seven double-doubles this season despite missing 13 games.
G – GARY TRENT JR. #33


MIN: 34.1 REB: 2.9 AST: 2.1 STL: 2.0 TO: 0.9 BLK: 0.3 PTS: 16.4

• Contributed 21 points, three assists and two steals in 32 minutes of action Jan. 4 vs. San Antonio.
• Ranks second in the NBA in steals per game (2.03); has recorded multiple steals in 20 games.
• Averaged 19.2 points in 13 games on the road, compared to 14.3 points at home (18 games) this season.
G – FRED VANVLEET #23

MIN: 37.5 REB: 4.9 AST: 6.7 STL: 1.6 TO: 2.8 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 21.3
• Scored a game-high 33 points Jan. 4 vs. San Antonio; added seven assists and two steals in 32 minutes.
• Toronto is now 13-3 all-time when VanVleet scores 30+ points, including 5-1 this season.
• Leads the NBA in minutes per game (37.5), has logged 40+ minutes seven times.

INJURY REPORT
Isaac Bonga (G League – On Assignment) – Out
Goran Dragic (NWT) – Out
David Johnson (Left Calf; Strain) – TBD
Svi Mykhailiuk (Health and Safety Protocols) – Out
Yuta Watanabe (Health and Safety Protocols) – Out

2021-22 RECORDS
W-L EAST WEST
OVERALL 17-17 11-11 6-6
HOME 10-10 6-7 4-3
AWAY 7-7 5-4 2-3
OVERTIME 0-1 0-1 0-

NEXT GAME DETAILS
Opponent: Utah Jazz
Date: Friday, January 7
Tip-Off: 7:30 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Scotiabank Arena
Television: TSN
Radio: Sportsnet 590 The FAN

SERIES RECAP VS. UTAH
OVERALL HOME ROAD
2021-22 0-1 0-0 0-1
ALL-TIME 20-30 10-14 10-16
STREAKS Lost 3 Lost 1 Lost 2
LAST WIN: Mar. 9, 2020 (101-92)
LAST HOME WIN: Dec. 1, 2019 (130-110)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +24 (Nov. 9, 2013)
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -32 (Dec. 7, 2012)
LAST TIME VS. UTAH
GAME 16 – NOVEMBER 18, 2021
UTAH 119, TORONTO 103
SALT LAKE CITY — Rudy Gay hit five 3-pointers and scored 20 points in
his season debut to help the Utah Jazz beat the Toronto Raptors 119-103
… Donovan Mitchell scored 20 points for the Jazz … Utah shot 55% from
the field and scored 48 points in the paint … The Jazz also made 19 3-
pointers … Gary Trent Jr. scored a season-high 31 points for Toronto, and
Fred VanVleet added 24 … The Raptors lost for the sixth time in seven
games despite scoring 37 points off 24 Jazz turnovers … Khem Birch
gave Toronto an early spark, scoring all 14 of his points before halftime …
He made back-to-back baskets to kickstart a 9-2 run that gave the Raptors a 23-17 lead in the first quarter … Gay made three 3-pointers and
assisted another basket to help the Jazz rally and take a 42-31 lead early
in the second quarter … VanVleet made 3-pointers on three straight possessions to erase Utah’s lead and put the Raptors ahead 53-51 shortly
before halftime … The Jazz tightened up on defense in the third quarter
… Toronto made only three baskets over the final nine minutes of the
quarter … It opened the door for Utah to rebuild a double-digit lead … Joe
Ingles fed Rudy Gobert for a pair of dunks and drained a pair of 3-pointers
to fuel a 15-2 run that put the Jazz up 98-80 early in the fourth quarter.
1 2 3 4 TOT
TORONTO 27 36 17 23 103
UTAH 32 29 31 27 119


GAME 34 – JANUARY 4, 2022
TORONTO 129, SAN ANTONIO 104

TORONTO — Fred VanVleet scored 33 points, Pascal Siakam had 18
points and 12 rebounds, and the Raptors extended their winning streak to
three by beating the Spurs 129-104 … Gary Trent Jr. scored 21 points as
the Raptors evened their record at 17-17, reaching the .500 mark for the
first time since they were 7-7 after a Nov. 13 home loss to Detroit … Toronto has won eight of their past 10 at home … Toronto’s OG Anunoby
scored 14 points and rookie Scottie Barnes had 11 points and a career-best eight assists … Justin Champagnie scored a career-high 14 for the
Raptors, who matched their season-high point total … VanVleet topped 30
points for the third straight game and fourth time in his past five …
VanVleet shot 12 for 23 and matched his season highs with seven made 3
-pointers and 14 attempts from distance … He also had seven assists ….
Toronto set a season high with 30 assists and shot 18 for 44 from outside
the arc, matching its season best for made 3-pointers … Former Raptor
Jakob Poeltl scored 19 points and Devin Vassell and rookie Josh Primo
each had 15 for San Antonio who lost its fourth straight … Joe Wieskamp
scored 13 points and Derrick White had 12 for the Spurs … Toronto led 30
-29 after one, and extended its lead with a 14-1 run in the second … The
Raptors shot 7 for 14 from 3-point range in the second quarter and led 68-
53 at halftime … Toronto took a 97-81 lead to the fourth.
1 2 3 4 TOT
SAN ANTONIO 29 24 28 23 104
TORONTO 30 38 29 32 129

Milwaukee Bucks (25-14) vs. Toronto Raptors (17-17)
Wednesday, Jan. 5 – 7 p.m. (CT) – Fiserv Forum – Milwaukee, Wis.
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin – RADIO: 620 AM & 103.3 FM WTMJ
Game #40 – Home Game #20

MILWAUKEE BUCKS PREVIOUS GAME STARTERS (2021-22 Reg. Season Stats)


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F – Khris Middleton 6-7 227 Texas A&M/USA 10th season
G GS PPG RPG APG MPG FG% 3FG% FT%
27 27 18.3 5.3 5.0 31.0 .419 .355 .881


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F – Giannis Antetokounmpo 6-11 243 Filathlitikos/Greece 9th season
G GS PPG RPG APG MPG FG% 3FG% FT%
31 31 27.9 11.5 5.9 32.5 .537 .271 .690

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C – Bobby Portis Jr
. 6-10 258 Arkansas/USA 7th season
G GS PPG RPG APG MPG FG% 3FG% FT%
30 25 15.4 9.0 1.4 28.0 .480 .432 .790
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G – Grayson Alle
n 6-3 212 Duke/USA 4th season
G GS PPG RPG APG MPG FG% 3FG% FT%
36 35 11.9 3.4 1.3 28.4 .414 .389 .854


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G – Jrue Holiday 6-4 224 UCLA/USA 13th season
G GS PPG RPG APG MPG FG% 3FG% FT%
32 31 18.5 4.5 6.5 33.0 .504 .377 .720

BUCK SHOTS

• The Milwaukee Bucks (25-14) are wrapping up their three-game homestand Wednesday night against the Toronto Raptors (16-17). Following tonight’s game, the Bucks will begin a three-game road trip at Brooklyn (1/7) and at Charlotte (1/8, 1/10).
• Giannis Antetokounmpo has now scored 30+ points in a season-high three consecutive games after putting up 31 points with 10 rebounds and seven assists in Monday’s game against the Pistons. In five games since returning from the health and safety protocols, Antetokounmpo has scored 30+ points four times and is averaging 32.6 points, 11.2 rebounds and 6.6 assists
per game while shooting 57.3% from the field.
Jrue Holiday had his second-highest scoring night of the season on Monday as he scored 29 points (11-19 FG) for his third straight game with 20+ points. Since the start of December, Holiday is averaging 21.7 points, 7.1 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game while knocking down 56.2% of his shots overall and 43.8% of his 3-point attempts. He’s also scored
20+ points in 11 of his 17 games played since Dec. 1 after reaching 20 points just twice in his first 15 games of the season.
Bobby Portis Jr. picked up his 12th double-double of the season on Monday (12 pts, 14 rebs), giving him as many double-doubles this season as he had all of last season. Portis Jr. continues to average career-highs in scoring (15.4 ppg), rebounding (9.0 rpg) and 3s made per
game (2.0) this season in addition to shooting 48% from the field and 43% from three. He’s currently one of just four players in the NBA this season averaging 15+ points, 8 + rebounds
and shooting 40% from three.

Report: Bucks optimistic Brook Lopez will return before playoffs — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

The Bucks did not give a timeline when announcing Brook Lopez’s back surgery earlier this month.

Report: Bucks optimistic Brook Lopez will return before playoffs — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

RAPTORS 97, BUCKS 93 postgame notes

FINAL SCORE: TORONTO RAPTORS 97, MILWAUKEE BUCKS 93

DATE: DECEMBER 2, 2021 ATTENDANCE: 19,800 (Sellout)

 FINAL SCORERECORDHIGH POINTSHIGH REBOUNDSHIGH ASSISTS
Milwaukee9314-9Holiday – 26Portis Jr. – 11Holiday – 8
Toronto9710-13VanVleet – 293 players – 83 players – 4
KEY RUN

Toronto went on a 6-0 run beginning at the 4:34 mark in the fourth quarter to extend its lead to eight with 2:16 left in the game … Milwaukee would cut the lead to two with six seconds remaining.

KEY STAT

Toronto entered the fourth quarter leading 73-68, and with the win improve to 8-2 when leading after three quarters of play … Fred VanVleet’s 26-point second half also marks the most points scored through in a half by a Raptor this season.

RAPTORS NOTES:

  • With the win, Toronto improves to 10-13 this season and 3-8 at home … The Raptors have now won three consecutive games against the Bucks for the first time since 2016-2017 … Toronto will continue a seven-game homestand (Nov. 28 – Dec. 13), the longest of the season, Sunday against the Washington Wizards.
  • Fred VanVleet finished with a team-high 29 points (9-17 FG, 5-10 3PT, 6-6 FT) and added five rebounds and four assists in 39 minutes … VanVleet has led the Raptors in scoring in three of last four games … He has recorded 15+ points in six straight contests (Nov.21-Dec.1), shooting 48-99 (.485) from the field during this stretch.
  • Pascal Siakam tallied 20 points, eight rebounds, and four assists in 35 minutes … Siakam has now scored 20+ points in two consecutive games (Nov. 30- Dec. 1) and 17+ points in seven straight games (Nov. 19-Dec. 1) … He has also led (or tied) the Raptors in assists in four straight games (Nov. 26-Dec. 1).
  • Scottie Barnes recorded 13 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals in 39 minutes … Barnes has now grabbed 7+ rebounds in seven consecutive games (Nov. 19-Dec. 1) … He has also scored 3+ three-pointers in three straight contests, shooting .476 (10-for-21) from beyond the arc during this stretch.

BUCKS NOTES:

  • With the loss Milwaukee falls to 14-9, including 7-5 on the road … The loss also snaps Milwaukee’s eight-game winning streak … The Bucks return home to play the Miami Heat on Saturday night.
  • Jrue Holiday tallied a season-high 26 points (10-19 FG 4-5 3PT 2-5 FT) and added six rebounds and eight assists in 37 minutes … Tonight marked just the second time this season that Holiday has led the Bucks in scoring.
  • Khris Middleton scored 22 points and added eight rebounds in 35 minutes … Middleton has now scored 20+ points in back-to-back games.
  • Bobby Portis Jr. recorded 15 points and 11 rebounds in 30 minutes for his seventh double-double of the season … Portis Jr. has now scored in double digits in a career-high 14 consecutive games.
  • Tonight’s loss marks the first time in 45 games that Milwaukee has lost when holding opponents under 100 points … The Bucks’ winning streak, dating back to Dec. 25, 2018, was the longest active streak in the NBA.

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2021-22 SEASON-SERIES ALL-TIME RECORDS
DATESITERESULT  RAPTORS WINSBUCKS WINS
12/02/2021TorontoW 97-93 Overall:4254
01/05/2022Milwaukee  at Toronto:2127
01/15/2022Milwaukee  at Milwaukee:2127
       

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

Watch Giannis Antetokounmpo hit game-winning layup, Bucks top Hornets — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Antetokounmpo finished the night with 40 points, 12 rebounds, and nine assists.

Watch Giannis Antetokounmpo hit game-winning layup, Bucks top Hornets — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Giannis shows off Portis, DiVincenzo basketball cards, calls them his financial backup plan — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

“If I ever go broke I’m going to sell them. Just to have a backup plan.”

Giannis shows off Portis, DiVincenzo basketball cards, calls them his financial backup plan — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Giannis Antetokounmpo talks for two minutes about his love of Oreos — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

“So from now on, it’s gonna be Oreos and milk for me every night. I might get fat.”

Giannis Antetokounmpo talks for two minutes about his love of Oreos — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports