It was by no means an easy game, but Toronto Raptors showed Championship DNA, working hard to see off Milwaukee Bucks by eight points in their game on Monday night in Orlando.
Having gotten back to winning ways on Sunday with a hard-fought win over Memphis Grizzlies, Raptors knew they would be stretched to the last second against Bucks snd they did not whittle under pressure, seeing off the contest with a 114-106 victory.
Both teams missed some of their best players in the match. For Bucks it was their star player Giannis Antetokounmpo who did not play as a result of a tooth problem that saw him sit out the game. Raptors themselves were unable to call on Congolese-Spanish player, Serge Ibaka who also missed the game.
He might not have been his team’s topscorer on the court tonight, but Cameroon’s Pascal Siakam was still on double digits, hitting in 14pts for the Raptors, 7rebs and 2asts in the game.
Siakam singlehandedly led Raptors in their last game against Grizzlies, making a game-high 26pts, but most importantly his back to back 3s that helped stretch his team’s lead in that game.
For Ogugua OG Anunoby, he made 7pts, 4reb and 5ast for the Raptors. Providing a joint second highest assists for his team against Bucks.
Raptors now have a 51-19 win ratio in the season to sit in 2nd behind Milwaukee who top the Eastern division with a 55-16 win rate. Both teams remain of the favourites to make the playoffs in the Eastern conference.