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Wednesday, December 9th (All times eastern)

Toronto Raptors (10-13) at Milwaukee Bucks (9-11), 8 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Toronto Raptors hope to extend their season-high winning streak to four games tonight, when they pay a visit to the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center.

Toronto posted its third straight win with a 94-88 decision over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, as Chris Bosh led the way with 21 points and 16 rebounds and Jarrett Jack added 17 points, eight assists and seven rebounds.

Hedo Turkoglu had 16 points and eight rebounds, while Andrea Bargnani and DeMar DeRozan each netted 15 points for Toronto, which has won three straight since a five-game losing streak.

"A win is a win. I have never been picky with that kind of thing," said Bosh. "You're not always going to shoot well. In that case, you have to play well in the paint and get to the line."

In injury news for the Raptors, guard Jose Calderon is questionable for Wednesday's game with a sore left hip.

Milwaukee will open a three-game homestand Wednesday versus the Raptors, Blazers and Lakers, and is 7-3 as the host this season. It suffered its fourth straight loss on Tuesday, when the Boston Celtics recorded a 98-89 win at TD Garden.

Andrew Bogut finished with 25 points and 14 rebounds for the Bucks, who have lost eight of their last nine games. Ersan Ilyasova tallied 19 points and rookie phenom Brandon Jennings scored 17 in defeat.

"I think we just need to step up our energy," said Bogut. "I think we're focusing a little too much on offense. At times, we're not a team that can afford to save our team on offense - as simple as that. We're not sure if guys are doing that, but sometimes it seems like we kind of lag around, once we get the ball, all of a sudden we got energy. I think we need to just all step up, everyone of us including myself."

Bucks guards Michael Redd (knee) and Luke Ridnour (elbow) are both questionable or Wednesday's game against Toronto.

The Raptors have won four of six matchups with the Bucks.

12/09 11:18:04 ET


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