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The Buck Stops Here: Raptors Finish Home Stand Against Surging Milwaukee Squad

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Before heading out on the road for a clash with LeBron James, the Raptors must first deal with an overlooked Bucks team riding a three-game winning streak. This has "trap game" written all over it.

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Team Records: Milwaukee Bucks (7-5, 3-4 on road) vs. Toronto Raptors (9-2, 7-1 at home)

Where to Watch: TSN

Hanging out, down the street

The same old thing, we did last week

Not a thing to do, but talk to you

We're all alright

We're all alright

Hello Wisconsin!!

The Milwaukee Bucks are currently No. 4 in the Eastern Conference and playing their way into the hearts of many with their youthful exuberance and stellar defense.

Two-thirds of their roster is under the age of 25, with their two brightest stars (Jabari Parker and Giannis Unpronounceable last name) being too young (19) to purchase a frothy tall boy. Thank goodness they're in Canada tonight, eh?

It took three overtime periods to knock off the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night, but even so, the Bucks should be ready and able as they look to shock a Raptors team that's won five out of six games on their current home stand.

James Johnson will remain on the sidelines with a severely sprained ankle, although he was out of his walking boot as of Thursday, per Doug Smith of the Toronto Star. Antetokounmpo (I got it right!) is questionable with a sprained ankle of his own.

Will their be any boos for Jason Kidd tonight? He was the head honcho behind the Brooklyn Nets' playoff series victory north of the border last year. #NeverForget

Keep an eye out for Brandon Knight tonight. He's averaging Lowry-esque numbers of 17.9 points, 6.8 assists and 5.6 rebounds, although his 3.8 turnovers leave a lot to be desired.

Just don't count on him to nail game-winning layups at the end of regulation, though.

Leave your comments below and enjoy tonight's festivities!