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Valanciunas scores 20, Raptors beat Bucks 129-110

MILWAUKEE (AP) Banished to the bench with two fouls less than 90 seconds into the game, Jonas Valanciunas provided little help in the first half for the Toronto Raptors.

He sure made up for it in the third quarter.

Valanciunas scored all of his 20 points in the decisive third quarter and Toronto beat the Milwaukee Bucks for the second time this week, 129-110 on Friday night.

''He was a beast down there, man,'' Milwaukee center John Henson said.

Toronto outscored Milwaukee 43-19 in the third quarter to win its fourth consecutive game, including a 131-127 overtime victory over the Bucks on Monday. The Raptors have won 10 of 12.

''He didn't get off to a good start, but starting the second half he was masterful how he was getting position, using his size and strength in the paint and just doing a good job of rebounding the ball,'' Toronto coach Dwane Casey said of his 7-foot center.

Valanciunas picked up two fouls in the first 86 seconds of the game and was held scoreless without taking a shot in just five minutes during the first half. He played the entire third quarter, going 8 of 9 and grabbing nine of his 13 rebounds, as the Raptors extended a two-point halftime lead to 104-78.

''It happens, you know, a quick two fouls,'' he said. ''I don't look for special motivation, I'm always motivated to play hard. That's what I did in the third quarter.''

Despite sitting most of the first half, he had little trouble finding his rhythm to open the third quarter.

''You've got to stay ready for 48 minutes,'' he said. ''When you're a pro, you can't relax and you can't look at what had happened. You have to look at where you can get an advantage and where you can do some damage. That's what I was thinking about.''

Toronto made 17 of 25 shots in the quarter and outrebounded the Bucks, 18-2. The Raptors outscored Milwaukee 27-9 in the final six minutes of the quarter.

''It just seemed like we took a step back when they turned it up,'' Milwaukee coach Jason Kidd said. ''We kind of like gave in.''

Serge Ibaka scored 17 of his team-high 21 points in the first half, and DeMar DeRozan, who scored 52 points in the Raptors' win over Milwaukee on Monday, had 14 of his 20 in the third.

Valanciunas and DeRozan combined to make 14 of 16 shots and score 34 points in the third. DeRozan, Valanciunas and Kyle Lowry, who had 16 points, all rested in the fourth quarter.

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 24 points for the Bucks. Malcolm Brogdon had 19 and Eric Bledsoe added 17.

Lowry hit a 27-footer to give Toronto the lead for good at 58-57 with 1:37 left in the second quarter. The Raptors led 61-59 at halftime.

FOCUS ON DEROZAN

The Bucks often double-teamed DeRozan to open the game after he scored a career high against them on Monday night. ''It was expected by me, by us as a team,'' DeRozan said. ''We made little adjustments once we felt it in the first quarter.''

VOTE ''WELL-DESERVED''

Kidd said Antetokounmpo leading the NBA in All-Star Game fan voting was ''well deserved. It shows all his hard work. He is a guy that everyone wants to see play, no matter whether you're in Milwaukee or on the road.'' Antetokounmpo had 836,416 votes in the first round of voting, just ahead of LeBron James, who had 856,080.

TIP-INS

Raptors: It was Toronto's final trip to the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The team finished 17-25 in regular-season games. A new Bucks arena is set to open next season. ... Toronto had 18 second-chance points to Milwaukee's five.

Bucks: Toronto's 43 points in the third quarter were the most allowed by Milwaukee in a quarter this season.

UP NEXT

Raptors: At Brooklyn on Monday.

Bucks: At Washington on Saturday.

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Key Players
D. DeRozan
10 SG
G. Antetokounmpo
34 PF
37.9 Min. Per Game 37.9
29.1 Pts. Per Game 29.1
4.7 Ast. Per Game 4.7
10.3 Reb. Per Game 10.3
48.7 Field Goal % 55.1
48.5 Three Point % 54.9
82.8 Free Throw % 77.6
  Defensive rebound by Lucas Nogueira 0:17
  Thon Maker missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:21
  Team rebound 0:28
  Fred VanVleet missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:31
+ 2 Thon Maker made jump shot, assist by Malcolm Brogdon 0:41
  Defensive rebound by DeAndre Liggins 0:52
  Norman Powell missed jump shot 0:55
+ 2 Malcolm Brogdon made driving layup 1:15
  Out of bounds turnover on OG Anunoby 1:30
+ 2 Sterling Brown made layup, assist by Malcolm Brogdon 1:41
  Defensive rebound by Thon Maker 1:42
Team Stats
Points 129 110
Field Goals 48-86 (55.8%) 41-77 (53.2%)
3-Pointers 10-33 (30.3%) 7-17 (41.2%)
Free Throws 23-28 (82.1%) 21-29 (72.4%)
Total Rebounds 46 41
Offensive 12 5
Defensive 31 23
Team 3 13
Assists 25 26
Steals 9 4
Blocks 5 4
Turnovers 11 11
Fouls 22 23
Technicals 0 1
20 PTS, 13 REB, 1 AST
24 PTS, 5 REB, 5 AST
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away team logo Raptors 27-10 33284325129
home team logo Bucks 20-17 24351932110
Team Stats
away team logo Raptors 27-10 107.3 PPG 40.1 RPG 21.8 APG
home team logo Bucks 20-17 101.9 PPG 38.6 RPG 22.0 APG
Key Players
S. Ibaka PF 12.6 PPG 6.3 RPG 0.8 APG 48.3 FG%
G. Antetokounmpo PF 26.9 PPG 10.0 RPG 4.8 APG 52.9 FG%
Top Scorers
S. Ibaka PF 21 PTS 5 REB 0 AST
G. Antetokounmpo PF 24 PTS 5 REB 5 AST
55.8 FG% 53.2
30.3 3PT FG% 41.2
82.1 FT% 72.4
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
S. Ibaka 28 21 5 0 1 0 2 1 8/12 1/5 4/4 2 3 25 +35
D. DeRozan 29 20 5 4 2 1 3 1 7/12 1/3 5/7 1 4 33 +34
J. Valanciunas 17 20 13 1 0 1 0 2 8/9 0/0 4/5 3 10 36 +26
K. Lowry 26 15 6 4 2 0 1 2 5/10 4/8 1/2 1 5 30 +20
O. Anunoby 30 5 0 1 2 0 2 1 2/6 1/5 0/0 0 0 7 +16
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
S. Ibaka 28 21 5 0 1 0 2 1 8/12 1/5 4/4 2 3 25 +35
D. DeRozan 29 20 5 4 2 1 3 1 7/12 1/3 5/7 1 4 33 +34
J. Valanciunas 17 20 13 1 0 1 0 2 8/9 0/0 4/5 3 10 36 +26
K. Lowry 26 15 6 4 2 0 1 2 5/10 4/8 1/2 1 5 30 +20
O. Anunoby 30 5 0 1 2 0 2 1 2/6 1/5 0/0 0 0 7 +16
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Wright 20 12 2 7 1 0 0 1 5/7 0/1 2/3 1 1 29 +6
C. Miles 16 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 3/8 2/6 3/3 0 0 11 +2
F. VanVleet 18 10 1 3 0 0 1 1 4/10 1/3 1/1 0 1 16 -15
P. Siakam 18 8 3 2 1 0 1 3 3/4 0/1 2/2 1 2 15 -11
L. Nogueira 17 5 4 2 0 3 0 4 2/2 0/0 1/1 1 3 16 -8
J. Poeltl 8 2 3 0 0 0 1 5 1/2 0/0 0/0 1 2 4 -3
N. Powell 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0/4 0/1 0/0 1 0 3 -7
L. Brown - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Caboclo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Miller - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. McKinnie - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 232 129 43 25 9 5 11 22 48/86 10/33 23/28 12 31 225 +95
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
G. Antetokounmpo 33 24 5 5 2 0 2 1 9/14 0/0 6/9 1 4 39 -16
E. Bledsoe 28 17 1 2 1 1 3 2 7/12 1/3 2/3 0 1 21 -32
K. Middleton 30 11 2 7 1 0 1 4 4/10 1/2 2/2 0 2 27 -29
J. Henson 16 6 2 0 0 0 1 3 3/4 0/0 0/1 0 2 7 -15
T. Snell 23 4 2 0 0 0 1 2 0/4 0/1 4/6 0 2 5 -9
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
G. Antetokounmpo 33 24 5 5 2 0 2 1 9/14 0/0 6/9 1 4 39 -16
E. Bledsoe 28 17 1 2 1 1 3 2 7/12 1/3 2/3 0 1 21 -32
K. Middleton 30 11 2 7 1 0 1 4 4/10 1/2 2/2 0 2 27 -29
J. Henson 16 6 2 0 0 0 1 3 3/4 0/0 0/1 0 2 7 -15
T. Snell 23 4 2 0 0 0 1 2 0/4 0/1 4/6 0 2 5 -9
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
M. Brogdon 29 19 2 3 0 0 1 4 7/13 3/3 2/3 0 2 26 -4
M. Dellavedova 21 10 0 7 0 0 1 0 3/6 1/4 3/3 0 0 23 -13
T. Maker 26 10 8 1 0 3 0 3 5/8 0/1 0/0 3 5 23 -2
S. Brown 6 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 2/3 0/0 2/2 0 1 6 +9
S. Kilpatrick 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1/2 1/2 0/0 0 0 3 +11
J. Terry 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 1 1 -2
D. Liggins 12 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 3 6 +7
M. Teletovic - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Bolomboy - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Parker - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Vaughn - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Wilson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 110 28 26 4 4 11 23 41/77 7/17 21/29 5 23 187 -95