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Game Thread: Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks

The Raptors are trying to get back in the win column, but they’ll need to take down the Champs to do that!

Toronto Raptors v Milwaukee Bucks Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

The Toronto Raptors’ long homestand continues tonight, as they welcome the defending NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks to town. The Raptors are just 2-8 at home, and they’ve lost three straight overall, as injuries give them a new lineup every night. The Bucks, meanwhile, are mainly healthy, have won eight straight and are looking like, well, like The Champs!

So it’s gonna be a challenge for our Raps tonight! But in the good news category, the Raptors are getting Gary Trent Jr. back from a three-game absence. He should take some of the pressure off of Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam, but the absence of a big man — Khem Birch is still on the shelf — might spell doom against Giannis Antetokuonmpo and friends.

Can the Raps pull off the upset? Stranger things have happened! Let’s watch!

Where to watch:

TSN, 7:30 p.m. EST

Lineups:

Toronto — Fred VanVleet, Gary Trent Jr., Scottie Barnes, Pascal Siakam, Precious Achiuwa

Milwaukee — Giannis Antetokuonmpo, Khris Middleton, Bobby Portis, Grayson Allen, Jrue Holiday

Injuries:

Toronto — OG Anunoby (hip – out), Khem Birch (knee – out), Goran Dragic (personal – out)

Milwaukee — Brook Lopez, (back – out), Donte DiVincenzo (ankle – out), Semi Oleleye (calf – out)