Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Milwaukee Bucks (14-9) play against the Toronto Raptors (13-13) at Scotiabank Arena

Game Time: 7:30 PM EST on Thursday December 2, 2021

Milwaukee Bucks 93, Toronto Raptors 97 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Top Rookies on Thur
Santi Aldama, 18 pts, 10 reb, 3 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk
Cade Cunningham, 19 pts, 2 reb, 5 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk, 3-5 3P
Scottie Barnes, 13 pts, 7 reb, 4 ast, 3 stl, 1 blk, 3-6 3P
Tre Mann, 11 pts, 1 ast, 2-4 3P – 12:51 AM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
A good night on Bay St
Game Highlights | @TangerineHoops
Watch: https://t.co/HcJpY4Qg56 pic.twitter.com/wEAWTfs75c12:40 AM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
These are the only teams in NBA history with a longer win streak in the same season than the Suns at 18:
’71-72 Lakers (33)
’12-13 Heat (27)
’15-16 Warriors (24)
’07-08 Rockets (22)
’70-71 Bucks (20)
’99-00 Lakers (19)
’08-09 Celtics (19)
’13-14 Spurs (19)
’14-15 Hawks (19) – 12:23 AM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
“When I’m in between those lines, anything can happen.”
Full Scrums | https://t.co/SFa4DW8BY9 pic.twitter.com/ZRAQaKVmFL12:22 AM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
“I hold myself accountable to everything… I’m really hard on myself, but I’ve been trying to just be kind to myself.”
Pascal Siakam is learning patience. Before he can get back to pre-injury, pre-pandemic form, he knows he needs to trust the process: https://t.co/LgWhm1dlor pic.twitter.com/VMqmgOXtNZ12:19 AM

Kane Pitman @KanePitman
New @lockedonbucks w/@Frank Madden 🦌
So much to get through on today’s pod.
-Back surgery for Brook Lopez and what does it mean?
-A Giannis game winner and now calf concern?
-Boogie Cousins debuts
-A split B2B
📺 https://t.co/SQESCkXoMv
🎙️ https://t.co/fq5or75rZX pic.twitter.com/T7YNwxIikS12:12 AM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
“Our guys, the way they responded and competed tonight was very good.”
Coach Bud’s ASL Press Conference: pic.twitter.com/68K3AdKlGK11:24 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Fred VanVleet was asked about Barnes heeding Nurse’s advice and starting to take more 3s, and this was one hell of an answer. FVV forever. pic.twitter.com/agbffiFSaK10:56 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps
The quick one off the Raptors game and more later as usual
thestar.com/sports/raptors…10:56 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
VanVleet on showing some rare emotion and calling for noise late in the game: “It was just one of those moments. Obviously, given the circumstances, I think everyone in the building deserved that win, including the players.” – 10:45 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Fred VanVleet on finding out Giannis was out 30 minutes before the game: “You don’t flinch, in the back of your head you just thank the man upstairs, and you go out there and try to get a win.” – 10:43 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Fred VanVleet leads the Raptors to a much-needed win at home – my game over from Scotiabank Arena: sportsnet.ca/article/vanvle…10:42 PM
Eric Smith @Eric__Smith
Big win for the #Raptors…
And a crazy @Paul Jones stat…
Let’s break it down in #TheRap.
The #SmithAndJones VLOG.
#rtz #WeTheNorth #nba
@Sportsnet @FAN590 #nba75 pic.twitter.com/5XxQxCjMFP10:42 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
4th quarter Khris. 👀
22 PTS | 8 REB | 2 AST pic.twitter.com/Pr9D1k2kAP10:41 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange
“You don’t flinch, but in the back of your mind you thank the man upstairs” — Fred VanVleet on finding out that Giannis would be sitting out vs. Raps. – 10:39 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Fred VanVleet on having to adjust last minute to Giannis not playing:
“You don’t flinch… in the back of your head you thank the man upstairs” – 10:38 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
“You don’t flinch. In the back of your head, you thank the man upstairs.” – VanVleet on finding out Giannis wasn’t playing – 10:37 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Fred VanVleet on his dominant second half:
“I knew we probably couldn’t win without me being aggressive” – 10:35 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
VanVleet said he was talking to the ref, and Holiday “chimed in, and it was on from there.” VanVleet said he has a ton of respect for Holiday, and it was a fun night. – 10:34 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
The Takeover ft. Jrue
26 PTS | 6 REB | 8 AST | 4-5 3PM pic.twitter.com/5t3vMHv4Du10:33 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Join us LIVE on Raptors Night Cap with @UrbanRandy @Sherman Hamilton @LeoRautins and @HelloooJack as they break down the Raptors 97-93 win over the Bucks twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…10:31 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Highlights from tonight’s game in Toronto. pic.twitter.com/hL09TyS3Kj10:27 PM

Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
rough start for jrue at the ft line this season, 19-for-30 (63.3%) now – 10:23 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Nurse was asked how he felt about the Bucks resting Giannis against them: “I was pretty neutral about it, to be honest… We only found out 30 minutes before the game… so you don’t really have time to be insulted or be joyous, you gotta get to work and try to figure it out.” – 10:22 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Jrue’s in command.
🎰: @paysbig pic.twitter.com/JF41idE1se10:20 PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
#Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer said Giannis Antetokounmpo felt the right calf and the next day or two are important to see how it feels.
“Hopefully it’s something very short term.” – 10:19 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Back in the win column. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/GV4TIVtEAh10:11 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
“Scottie stepped up and said, ‘I’m gonna guard him, I’m gonna guard him hard.’” – Nurse on Barnes taking on Middleton challenge once Raptors knew Giannis was out. – 10:09 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Oh no!!
Our streak!!
It’s broken!! pic.twitter.com/Blxp5mx2d310:00 PM

Payal Doshi @PayalDoshiTV
Freddy letting the guys know not to move!
And that worked. Toronto snaps Milwaukee’s 8-game win streak. – 10:00 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
‘Topes win. 97-93. 29-5-4 from VanVleet, 26-8-6 from Holiday. Nice contributions on the margin from Svi, YUTA and Achiuwa. – 9:59 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
FINAL: Raptors 97, Bucks 93 – 9:59 PM
Eric Smith @Eric__Smith
This just in: winning at home is fun!
Tonight’s #Raptors crowd was 🔥; Jacked up, engaged & roarin all night.
TOR takes care of the Giannis-less Bucks, 97-93.
(Mannn…it got way closer than it should’ve been down the stretch. Many stressed fans I’m sure 🤣)
#rtz #WeTheNorth9:59 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Credit the Bucks, they fought hard without Giannis. Not exactly the cleanest Raptors win I’ve ever seen (understatement alert), but VanVleet absolutely willed them to it.
FVV in the 1st half: 3 points, 1-3 FG. FVV in 2nd half: 26 pts, 8-14 FG.
Legendary stuff from Fred tonight. – 9:58 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Both teams failed to grab rebounds. Both teams failed to make shots. They went back and forth and now the Raptors lead, 97-93, with .7 seconds left. – 9:58 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
CLUTCH TAP OUT BY SCOTTIE BARNES – 9:56 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Achiuwa fouls Middleton taking a 3 and then fouls again on a missed FT; Bucks can get within 1 with 12/6 seconds left here – 9:54 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
The review shows Pat Connaughton draws Pascal Siakam’s sixth foul with 42.8 seconds left. #Bucks trail 93-87. – 9:50 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
This bucket by VanVleet was TOUGH 😤
pic.twitter.com/UIMxZG0SdR9:49 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Tonight is the third time the Panthers outscored a team 7-1 (or better) in the last two periods of a game:
7-1 – tonight vs. Buffalo
7-0 – 3/25/17 vs. CHI
7-0 – 2/5/08 vs. TOR – 9:49 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Bucks have had their chances tonight, but just haven’t capitalized.
Raptors up, 93-87, with 42.8 seconds left. – 9:47 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors up 6, 42.8 left and shooting FTs if the Bud challenge is lost
Achiuwa great on the glass down the stretch
WIzards here Sunday – 9:47 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Some big-time rim protection moments from Precious Achiuwa tonight. – 9:47 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Like we always say
BET ON FRED pic.twitter.com/aogpxVp8mu9:45 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Bucks’ center Brook Lopez out indefinitely following back surgery nba.nbcsports.com/2021/12/02/buc…9:42 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
The #Bucks have ground the #Raptors lead down to a possession three different times here in the fourth quarter but each time Toronto has responded with a clutch basket. They’re up 91-85. – 9:41 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Connaughton had a solid look at a 3 off movement to cut the Raptors’ lead to one. He missed it. Raptors get a bucket on the other end.
Bucks are down, 91-85, at the use-it-or-lose-it with 3:09 left. – 9:41 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
what a massive verticality contest from pascal after middleton blew by scottie. fred is able to take care of it from there and the crowd is fully in it now – 9:41 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
We’ve gone here from Jose Calderon to Kyle Lowry to Fred VanVleet. That’s more than a decade of absolute elite PG play
Not to mention Alvin and Damon before them. – 9:41 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
VanVleet calls for noise after a made layup. You hardly ever see that. I think he’s pissed at the whistle, and he’s played a monster of a second half. – 9:40 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Grayson’s up to something. 👀 pic.twitter.com/i1hxWpcZhJ9:40 PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Grayson Allen hit just his second three of the game to get the #Bucks within three, but Watanabe answers with his second triple. #Raptors still up six. – 9:36 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
5 fouls on Siakam, 5 fouls on Barnes, and the Bucks are hanging around. Raptors’ lead is down to 3. – 9:35 PM
John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
Jack Armstrong w/ Raptors broadcast showing that VanVleet leads the league in 40-minute games: “Matty D, I’m all for 40s. I love 40s in a nice brown paper bag. I’m all good!” – 9:33 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Uhhh, don’t send help off Middleton. – 9:32 PM
Payal Doshi @PayalDoshiTV
FVV taking matters into his own hands!
Let’s close this one out Toronto! – 9:30 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Anyone who remotely suggests anyone on this Raptors team is better, more valuable or more cognizant of what every game needs and when other than VanVleet, they’re dead wrong – 9:30 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Bucks cut it to two, 75-73, and then gave up a 7-0 run.
Don’t think they’re going to have enough on the second night of a back-to-back. Raptors up, 82-73, with 8:04 left. – 9:29 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Fred back, makes 2 3s, Raptors get a run out bucket; back to up 9, 8:04 left – 9:28 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Basketball is a team sport, but Fred VanVleet was like 93% responsible for that 7-0 run we just saw. – 9:28 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Fred VanVleet has answered in the second half, as he hits his fifth, three-pointer to put the #Raptors up 78-73. – 9:27 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors need to call timeout to get Fred back in the game and settled down – 9:25 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
A season high 26 points for Jrue Holiday now and the #Bucks are within a bucket. – 9:25 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
that’s a big time challenge, what would’ve been a 5th foul on pascal is now an offensive foul on bobby portis – 9:24 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
After getting a replay, Nick Nurse is challenging the call on Pascal Siakam. It would be his fifth foul with 10:25 to go in the game — and the #Raptors haven’t been able to put the #Bucks away despite Milwaukee shooting 33% pretty much all game long. – 9:22 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Bucks get within 5 at end of 3; Raptors gotta ride five starters as long as they have to in the 4th
Can’t let this one get away – 9:17 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Middleton beets the buzzer, and Raptors lead 73-68 after three. Holiday leads all scorers with 23, VanVleet has 17. – 9:16 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Khris Middleton gets into double figures with seven straight points for the #Bucks
He has 13 points.
#Raptors lead 73-68 – 9:16 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
The score has changed again here – the #Raptors have 71. – 9:14 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Obviously Sandro Mamukelashvili has been getting in his work with the Wisconsin Herd in the G League, but he’s up to 17 minutes played tonight. The last time he played that many (27 min) for the #Bucks was the 42-point loss in Miami way back in Game 2 of the season. – 9:12 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors by 6, 2:31 left in the third
Boucher misses bunny at the rim, grabs head with both hands in misery
Was a wonderful pass from VanVleet,too – 9:09 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Yikes. Chris Boucher. – 9:08 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors being out-rebounded by six and have given up 15 second-chance points
So much for playing the “smaller” Bucks – 9:07 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Did y’all boys not get the memo? pic.twitter.com/eAeVjvcT6g9:07 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Bucks now up to 15 second-chance points on 13 offensive rebounds. They’re shooting 34% and 6-of-22 from 3, so the Raptors’ reoccurring issues on the defensive glass are the only thing keeping this game close. – 9:06 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Jrue Holiday has 23 of the #Bucks 60 points. He also has three assists accounting for another seven points. That’s 50% – 9:06 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Jrue Holiday is cooking now.
Up to 23 points on the night. – 9:06 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Thanasis just got VanVleet back for crossing over Giannis last year. – 9:05 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors by 11, 6:43 left in the third
They’ve made 11 3s, which is unusual of late – 9:00 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
#Bucks still can’t find the shooting touch with Middleton/Connaughton/Portis a combined 6-for-22. – 9:00 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
(playing OKC, SAC, and an injury-hit TOR without Ja Morant is both a. ideal timing for the Grizzlies and b. going to do a number on the on/off ratings for Ja) – 8:57 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Imagine this: The Raptors have collected a fifth team foul four minutes into a quarter. – 8:56 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Fred VanVleet: pretty good shooter, in case the Bucks forgot. – 8:53 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
And that’s when Fred VanVleet took it personally. – 8:52 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Footwear update:
Gary Trent Jr has gone to the ruby reds for the second half! – 8:47 PM
Payal Doshi @PayalDoshiTV
Can someone please tell me the magic behind ‘Quick Change’ the halftime act at the @Toronto Raptors game. – 8:40 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
really great half for pascal siakam and the team defence has been strong minus the rebounding. gotta finish off more of these possessions with the board – 8:33 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
The refs just took Sandro Mamukelashvili’s basket off the board – the #Raptors lead 48-40. – 8:32 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Raptors lead 48-40 after a half. If the Raptors consider finishing a possession with a defensive rebound, they might indeed win this game. – 8:32 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Half: Raptors 48, Bucks 42 – 8:31 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Scottie Barnes is 3-5 with 9 points and has yet to attempt a two-pointer – 8:31 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors are guarding the crap out of the game, up six at the half
Siakam’s got 15, Bucks shooting 34.7 per cent – 8:31 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
The confidence
*Chef’s kiss* pic.twitter.com/6Ef7l9pvI48:30 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Scottie Barnes from 3 over the last 2.5 games: 10-for-20, and the 20 attempts are every bit as notable as the 10 makes. – 8:29 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Nothings into Somethings from Sandro pic.twitter.com/RSgwgbptK38:29 PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
#Raptors pushed the lead to eight briefly, the largest margin by either team thus far. – 8:28 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
The #Bucks and #Hornets scored 252 points last night. – 8:27 PM
Payal Doshi @PayalDoshiTV
Swing ➡️ Swing ➡️ Splash 💦
Oh how sweet it is #Raptors! – 8:24 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Obvious no Giannis caveats apply, but this is the best the Raptors’ defence has looked in a while. They’ve had some issues closing out defensive possessions, but for the most part they’re locked in tonight… and their shots are starting to fall. – 8:23 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
The Bucks haven’t scored in 3.5 minutes. They’ve turned the ball over four times during that stretch.
And the Raptors have put together a 9-0 run. Raptors up, 37-30, with 5:56 left in the first half. – 8:22 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Four #Bucks turnovers have led to a 9-0 #Raptors run – Toronto now leads 37-30. – 8:22 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
7-0 Raptors run and it’s like the Showtime Lakers showed up – 8:20 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Wayne Simmonds of THE FIRST PLACE OVERALL TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS is here
And can’t get a courtside seat? – 8:19 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
The #Bucks still can’t make anything (30.6%) but now the #Raptors can’t either (36.7%). That’s why they’ve combined for 11 points through five minutes of the quarter. – 8:17 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Khris Middleton is playing against the Raptors without Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Middleton just had a turnover on a double team on one of his post touches. – 8:14 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
“Scottie Barnes doesn’t shoot enough” turned into Scottie Barnes taking 3s in transition fairly quickly. – 8:14 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
After one quarter, the Raptors lead, 26-23. Jrue Holiday with 9pts/2reb/2ast.
Advanced Stats:
OffRtg: 104.5
DefRtg: 113.0
Net Rtg: -8.5
ORB%: 33.3%
DRB%: 88.9% – 8:08 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
After one quarter in Toronto, the #Bucks shot 33% and just 2-for-10 from behind the three-point line. The #Raptors on the other hand made 50% of their shots and 60% of their threes…yet lead 26-23. – 8:08 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Raptors lead 26-23 after a quarter. This game has as much rhythm as me in the discotheque. – 8:06 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
You say this, at least. The game’s close
Not particularly good or anything, but close
Raptors by 3 after one – 8:06 PM
John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
Raptors broadcast spending a LOT of time on Rookie of the Month results. – 8:06 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Imagine how good Giannis will be once he learns to shoot like Scottie 😏 – 8:06 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
First points of the game for Khris Middleton briefly tied the game back up at 23. He’s 1-for-3 in the opening quarter. – 8:05 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
You don’t need three guys contesting a Rodney Hood turnaround. – 8:03 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
“We’re going to see some lineups tonight.”
“We already are!”
@LisaByington and @olskool888 ain’t lying. Going to be a weird one tonight. Bucks up, 18-15, with 3:02 left in the first quarter though. – 7:59 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
jrue really feeling it tonight – 7:57 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
It’s Jrue Holiday, T. Antetokounmpo, George Hill, Rodney Hood and Sandro Mamukelashvili right now for the #Bucks7:57 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
For the 2nd straight game, VanVleet is seeing a lot of defensive attention. Bucks are blitzing him on the catch, just sent 3 defenders at him to force a travel. Could see a lot of Banton or Flynn next to him tonight in the hopes of freeing Fred up off ball. Dalano in there now – 7:56 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Chris Boucher back to his early sub role. – 7:54 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
when herbie kuhn doesn’t get to pronounce Antetokounmpo but gets Mamukelashvili instead pic.twitter.com/XdT7tRa6Qw7:54 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
The #Bucks trail 11-10 about halfway through the first quarter – Khris Middleton is 0-for-1, Grayson Allen 1-for-3 and Bobby Portis is 0-for-4. Team is shooting 33% and hasn’t hit a three yet. – 7:51 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Raptors up, 11-10, with 6:32 left in the first quarter.
Jrue Holiday with an early seven points to lead the Bucks. – 7:50 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors by 1 at first timeout, funny what happens when shots go in the basket
They’ve made 3 3s – 7:49 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Back-to-back (buckets for Jrue) pic.twitter.com/5rTeDg6uKr7:49 PM

Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Sandro Mamukelashvili is one of the first subs off the bench tonight for the Bucks. – 7:49 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Sandro Mamukelashvili checks in for the #Bucks. He’s the other “big.” That’s it. That’s the list. – 7:48 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
The #Bucks ruled Giannis Antetokounmpo out with right calf soreness. – 7:47 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Khris Middleton, QB1.
Chucked the deep ball to Jrue Holiday for the and-one finish. – 7:46 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Jrue Holiday establishing himself early in this one – he has all seven #Bucks points. Khris Middleton has yet to take a shot almost four minutes in. – 7:46 PM
Tony Mejia @MejiaDinero
Hope @FanDuel_Support plans on issuing refunds for the Giannis late switch and their archaic practice of locking lineups at 7:30 when games don’t tip until 7:40. Too much money gets wagered for amateur hour nonsense – 7:45 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Jrue Holiday with a left-handed floater to get the Bucks on the board. Bucks are down, 5-2, in the first couple minutes. – 7:44 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Fashion note:
Gary Trent Jr seems to be wearing one white shoe and one black shoe
That’s certainly a footwear statement of some kind – 7:43 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
The Raptors missed Gary Trent’s defence, but they REALLY missed his offence. Welcome back, indeed. – 7:41 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
The #Raptors are “small” anyway, with 6-8 Precious Achiuwa their center and 6-9 forwards Pascal Siakam and Scottie Barnes next to him — but Bobby Portis will have some heavy lifting tonight for the #Bucks7:41 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
This game was once Bucks -4.5 to -5, it’s now Raptors -1.5 to -2.5 at some books – 7:38 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Can confirm @ScottBarnes561 didn’t fall tonight 😂 pic.twitter.com/SlYUKSlO7z7:34 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
It’s time for Bucks Basketball!! pic.twitter.com/sf8rp6Dnuw7:30 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps
No Giannnis, no Cousins, no Lopez
Am guessing this is first time this season, Raptors have a size advantage over an opponent – 7:26 PM
Mike Ganter @Mike_Ganter
Bucks listing Giannis Antetokounmpo OUT for tonight’s game with the Raptors. That changes things a little, huh? – 7:21 PM
Justin Garcia @tmjgarcia
Giannis is out tonight with calf soreness – 7:20 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
“We feel good about the surgery today & he’ll begin his rehab and do everything he can I think to put himself in position to play for us.” – #Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer on Brook Lopez.
jsonline.com/story/sports/n…7:19 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Giannis is out. He’s scared. – 7:18 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Giannis is not on the injury report, but also not in the starting lineup for the Bucks pic.twitter.com/DX14hAzyVu7:16 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
No official word from the Bucks yet, but Giannis is not listed as a starter tonight. Milwaukee is in the 2nd night of a back-to-back. He’s in the building but could be a rest night for him. – 7:13 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Haven’t seen anything official from anyone but stats monitor here showing Giannis not in starting lineup for Bucks – 7:11 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Nurse was asked if Scottie Barnes is done growing: “I don’t think so but I’m no expert on that.” 👀 – 7:08 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Back in Toronto for the first time since the 108-97 WIN on February 25th, 2020!!
🔄 @BetwayUSA pic.twitter.com/aFP51v6uzf7:01 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Imagine if I never met the broskis. pic.twitter.com/rd9qTK0fW36:48 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
The Bucks are 4-0 this season when Middleton scores 20+ points.
🎥: @SociosHoops pic.twitter.com/rExksbXIiV6:34 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Tonight’s @Invisalign starting lineup pic.twitter.com/QGiMic64d46:24 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Oh yeah, Gary Trent Jr. back for the Raptors tonight.
Adjust your lives, expectations accordingly – 6:18 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Giannis posted his second game with 40+ points, 10+ rebounds, and 5+ assists.
No other player in the NBA has a 40/10/5 game this season.
🎥: @SociosHoops pic.twitter.com/hkxJYiQXmp6:13 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange
“I’m not going to put a timeline on it, but I’m also not going to say he’s not to play this season,” Bucks Mike Budenholzer on Brook Lopez undergoing back surgery today. – 6:07 PM
Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA
Discussed the Brook Lopez injury on NBA Today with @Malika Andrews: youtube.com/watch?v=EqfBRC…6:04 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Gary Trent Jr. is in the lineup for Raptors vs. Bucks tonight. – 6:04 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
It’s the holiday season, so that means the famous @HelloooJack sweaters are BACK!
Get yours now: https://t.co/Z7om7HRfbi pic.twitter.com/3Slx7CGvhC6:03 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Gary Trent Jr will play for Raptors against Bucks tonight. – 5:57 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Update on Khem Birch: there’s no update other than to say “I think he’s improving,” Nurse says – 5:55 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Gary Trent Jr. is back in the Raptors’ lineup vs Milwaukee tonight. – 5:47 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Gary Trent Jr will play tonight! – 5:46 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Gary Trent Jr. is playing tonight – 5:46 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Views from the 6
📸: @MotorolaUS pic.twitter.com/5DIQPDWm6R5:41 PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Giannis Antetokounmpo is changing his game, and his body may thank him for it
🔒https://t.co/JIEycEDhUm via @journalsentinel pic.twitter.com/ABIc3g8yof5:33 PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Giannis Antetokounmpo warms up before the #Bucks take on the #Raptors pic.twitter.com/eyRLvuMVeU5:29 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
A lot of points were scored between these two last night.
Respect 🤝 pic.twitter.com/drC5t9j2AN5:00 PM

Frank Madden @fmaddenNBA
Here’s @Zach Lowe on the Brook injury: “There’s optimism around the situation that Brook Lopez will be able to return in the regular season before the playoffs, [but] obviously you never know with back injuries…”
FWIW: 70 days to NBA trade deadline. youtu.be/EqfBRC4NZx04:55 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Jimmy Butler did not travel with the Heat to Indiana. So it will be four games missed with tailbone bruise when also factoring in Saturday in Milwaukee. Also no Bam, Morris, Oladipo, Garrett. – 4:36 PM
Jorge Sierra @hoopshype
Al Horford moved ahead of Hassan Whiteside in the all-time block rankings last night.
Also: Khris Middleton now has more three-pointers than Tracy McGrady and Gilbert Arenas.
hoopshype.com/2021/12/02/dai…4:25 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
I guess we know now why the Bucks decided to bite the luxury tax bullet on Cousins – 3:49 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
DeMarcus Cousins is listed as OUT for tonight’s game in Toronto. The reason given is “return to competition reconditioning”.
Lopez, DiVincenzo and Ojeleye are all listed as OUT as well.
George Hill is listed as probable with a right knee hyperextension. – 3:48 PM
Pete Pranica @PetePranica
🚨 New Grizz Weekly Grind is up w/Mavs voice @Mark Followill to talk Mavs, #TedLasso and name drop @arlowhite … plus I answer your Grizz questions and recap Tuesday’s win @ TOR.
Get it here: cms.megaphone.fm/channel/thegri… or wherever you get your pods.
@DKSportsbook offer code #TBPN – 3:36 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
“In the position I was in there was two things I could do: throw a floater up or try to sneak it in.”
Inside The Mind of Giannis’ game-winner presented by @Froedtert & MCW. pic.twitter.com/JRQdJPOr3b3:12 PM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
📅 On this day in 1996, the @Houston Rockets Clyde Drexler swiped four steals in a loss to the Raptors, bringing his career total to 2,001.
Drexler became the second player in NBA history to reach career totals of 20,000 points and 2,000 steals. There are now seven such players. pic.twitter.com/7qPtn9BwBc3:01 PM

Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
Listen to today’s episode of The Starting Lineup with @Frank Isola & @Brian Scalabrine on Pandora!
🦌 Giannis hits Game Winner
📰 Headlines!
🎙️ Battle of the Broadcasters
🔊 https://t.co/2mWxKhUoSH pic.twitter.com/GqBk5UCFjr2:05 PM
JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Bucks center Brook Lopez underwent successful back surgery today, the team says. No timetable for a return was issued. – 2:02 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The Bucks announce Brook Lopez had back surgery today. Lopez has been out for the past several weeks. pic.twitter.com/Y4WJWbDxli2:01 PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
The Milwaukee #Bucks have announced that center Brook Lopez underwent back surgery in Los Angeles today. – 2:01 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Brook Lopez has undergone back surgery, Bucks say. Lopez is out indefinitely. – 2:01 PM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
📅 On this day in 1954, Milwaukee Hawks rookie Frank Selvy made 24 of 26 free throws in a 117-108 win over the Lakers.
Selvy set an NBA record for most FTM in a game by a rookie, a distinction he still holds.
He also holds the @Jaryd Wilson franchise record for most FTM in a game. pic.twitter.com/yXC2ZCIn532:01 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Bucks center Brook Lopez underwent back surgery and is out indefinitely. – 1:59 PM
Malika Andrews @malika_andrews
The Bucks say Brook Lopez had back surgery today. He has been out since the season opener. – 1:59 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Just watched the rest of Bucks-Hornets.
-Cousins looked good. He’ll help the Bucks.
-Allen has been so good for Milwaukee
-I’ve never been more wrong about a player than I was about Melo
-Hornets defense is disgustingly bad. So many things are broken on that end of the floor – 1:34 PM

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