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Raptors vs. Bucks: Should We Fear the Deer?

After a forgettable performance against the undermanned Pelicans, the Raptors look to turn things around against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

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After roughly 12 months of great basketball, the Toronto Raptors are reminding us of what its like to cheer for a struggling team. Looking to avoid another three game losing streak, the Raptors visit the Milwaukee Bucks tonight. Coached by Jason Kidd, the young Bucks have been a surprise team in the Eastern Conference playoff race this season. Despite losing their Rookie of the Year candidate Jabari Parker to a torn left ACL, the Bucks have rallied behind Brandon Knight and the Greek Freak Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The Raptors head into Milwaukee facing a team that has won three of their last four games. Toronto should have one simple goal in this game: get back on track. For Kyle Lowry, this means getting back to the aggressive style of play that led the team while DeMar was out with injury. For Terrence Ross this means taking a step towards getting out of his slump and looking like a productive basketball player for the first time in weeks. For Coach Casey, perhaps it means putting some faith in Jonas Valanciunas in crunch time and giving the big guy some minutes. Although the intriguing match-ups are there, this is a game that the Raptors should win if they are able to assert their style and play up to their potential. Lets hope that Milwaukee is where this slide ends, and a return to winning #WeTheNorth basketball begins.

What do you think? Can the Raptors rediscover their winning ways in Milwaukee?