Lowry scores 23 points, Raptors beat Bucks 116-94

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 13, 2014 at 10:26 pm •  Published: January 13, 2014
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TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry scored 23 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors beat Milwaukee 116-94 on Monday night to hand the struggling Bucks their sixth straight loss.

DeMar DeRozan added 19 points, Patrick Patterson 18 and John Salmons 10 as Toronto won for the eighth time in nine games. The Atlantic Division leaders snapped a five-game home slide against the Bucks, beating them in Toronto for the first time since Jan. 22, 2010.

The Raptors won their second straight over Milwaukee after losing the previous 10 meetings.

The victory gave Toronto its first five-game home winning streak since Dec. 14, 2012, to Jan. 2, 2013. At 19-17, the Raptors are two games above .500 for the first time since March 9, 2010, when they were 32-30.

Ersan Ilyasova scored a season-high 29 points, Brandon Knight had 16 and Giannis Antetokounmpo 11 for the Bucks, who are winless since beating the Lakers in Los Angeles on New Year's Eve. The NBA's worst team at 7-30, Milwaukee has lost 14 of 16 overall.

Bucks forward Khris Middleton struggled for the third straight game, making just one of eight field goal attempts and finishing with two points. Middleton has made only five of 29 shots from the floor over his past three games.



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