NBA Game Summary - Toronto at Milwaukee
(Wednesday, January 20th)
Final Score: Milwaukee 113, Toronto 107
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Andrew Bogut made 11-of-14 shots from the field and finished with 27 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks, as the Milwaukee Bucks edged the Toronto Raptors, 113-107, in the opener of a home- and-home set at the Bradley Center.
Carlos Delfino added 22 points and eight rebounds for the Bucks, who were coming off a 1-5 road trip. Brandon Jennings tallied 16 points and six assists, while Charlie Bell donated 13 points for the victors.
"We were able to make big plays. We were kind of slow in the beginning of the game, which is understandable when you come off of a trip like that, it happens a lot. But we were able to regroup and had a great second half and a lot of guys contributed which is what we need," Bucks head coach Scott Skiles said.
Chris Bosh ended with a career-best 44 points to go with 12 rebounds for the Raptors, who have dropped two in a row. Jose Calderon finished with 16 points and five assists off the bench. Hedo Turkoglu chipped in 13 points for Toronto, which fell to 8-16 on the road this season.
With the score tied at 89 early in the fourth, the Bucks ripped off six consecutive points. Bogut capped the small burst with a pair of free throws to give Milwaukee a 95-89 margin with less than 7 1/2 minutes to play.
Toronto got within two multiple times, and finally cut the gap to one, 103-102, on a Bosh three-point play with 2 1/2 minutes left.
Milwaukee responded with seven straight points to essentially seal the victory. Bell capped the spurt with a layup to make it a 110-102 contest with less than a minute to go.
"They came out harder then we did in the third quarter. I think they made a concentrated effort to do better. They had better energy to start out the third quarter," Bosh said.
The Raptors, who led 24-22 after 12 minutes of play, got a three-point play from Bosh with 8:41 left in the second to go ahead 35-28. Toronto was in front 56-49 at the half.
Milwaukee started the third on a 12-5 run to deadlock the tilt at 61 with less than nine minutes remaining. A Bell jumper moments later had the Bucks ahead 66-65.
The remainder of the third was close, and a pair of Luke Ridnour jumpers had Milwaukee in front 81-78 heading to the fourth.
These teams will conclude their home-and-home set Friday at the Air Canada Centre...The Bucks assigned forward Joe Alexander to Fort Wayne (NBADL)...Veteran guard/forward Jerry Stackhouse, who signed with the Bucks on Monday, went 1-of-5 from the field on his way three points in his Milwaukee debut. He also had five rebounds and four assists over 17-plus minutes of action off the bench.
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