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Kyle Lowry's 36 points not enough as Toronto Raptors lose to Milwaukee Bucks

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Kyle Lowry (NBA Getty Images)

The Toronto Raptors battled until the very end, but it wasn't quite enough.

Behind 36 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists from Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks outlasted the Raptors, defeating them by a final score of 115-105.

The Bucks led by as much as 26 points in the game. The Raptors never led, but they managed to make it a two possession game by the midpoint of the fourth quarter after falling behind big early.

The Bucks simply outplayed the Raptors down the final stretch, outscoring them 20-15 in the fourth quarter.

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End of fourth quarter: Bucks 115, Raptors 105

10:28 p.m. - That'll do it. Kyle Lowry finishes with 36 points, but Giannis Antetokounmpo's 36 points, 15 rebounds, eight assists and four blocks fuels the Bucks to victory.

10:25 p.m. - It looks like the Bucks are going to hold on. The lead by 10 points with 41.7 seconds to go.

10:20 p.m. - Pascal Siakam fouls out with 1:41 to play. He exits the game with 16 points, five rebounds and one assist on 7-for-19 shooting from the field.

George Hill has an opportunity to extend Milwaukee's lead to six points with two free throws.

10:12 p.m. - The Raptors get lucky. Giannis Antetokounmpo misses two free throws after getting fouled on a layup and Khris Middleton misses an open 3-pointer following an offensive rebound from Sterling Brown.

Bucks lead 105-100 with 3:54 to go.

10:06 p.m. - If the Raptors pull this off, it looks like it would be the largest comeback in franchise history.

10:04 p.m. - The Raptors turn a turnover from Khris Middleton into an alley-oop for Serge Ibaka in transition.

It's a four-point game with 7:04 to go in the fourth quarter.

10:03 p.m. - Serge Ibaka is hosting a block party. Everyone on the Bucks is invited.

10:02 p.m. - Kyle Lowry is doing everything. He's already drawn a charge and ripped the ball away from Eric Bledsoe on a drive to the basket. He continues to fuel the Raptors.

End of third quarter: Bucks 95, Raptors 90

9:49 p.m. - It's been a rough night for Pascal Siakam, but he closes the quarter with five quick points and an assist to Serge Ibaka for a floater.

The Raptors outscored the Bucks 40-29 in the third quarter. It's a five-point game.

9:43 p.m. - Kyle Lowry is on fire! He's scored 17 points in the third quarter alone. His last basket: a pull-up from the parking lot that cut the lead to single digits.

Lowry's now up to 34 points in the game. He had one 30-point game all of last season.

9:40 p.m. - This sequence by Giannis Antetokounmpo at the start of the quarter was silly:

9:37 p.m. - Pascal Siakam picks up his fourth foul of the game trying to force his way to the basket through George Hill. He's heading back to the bench.

9:36 p.m. - Kyle Lowry hits another 3-pointer, bringing his point total to 10 for the quarter. He has 27 in the game.

9:32 p.m. - The Raptors are chipping away at Milwaukee's lead. A 3-pointer from Kyle Lowry makes it an 11-point game nearing the midpoint of the third quarter.

Halftime

If there's something Nick Nurse can tell the Raptors at halftime, it's this: Milwaukee has already given up a couple of big leads this season.

According to NBA.com, the Bucks have been outscoring opponents by 17.3 points per 100 possessions in the first half of games, the best net rating in the league. In the second half, opponents have been outscoring them by 0.8 points per 100 possessions, ranking them 18th in the league in net rating.

The Raptors face an uphill battle, but this game isn't yet over.

End of second quarter: Bucks 66, Raptors 50

9:08 p.m. - The Raptors made a little bit of a run to end the quarter, but they still trail by 16 points at the half.

Kyle Lowry is the reason the Raptors are still sort of in this game. He's up to 17 points, doing so on 5-for-10 shooting from the field and 2-for-5 from 3-point range.

Pascal Siakam has only played 13 minutes due to foul trouble. He has five points on 2-for-8 shooting. The Raptors are going to need him to get going to have any chance of coming back in this game.

9:04 p.m. - The Bucks have also outscored the Raptors 26-4 in the paint. That's not a typo.

Basically, it's been all-around bad for the Raptors.

8:59 p.m. - This is your reminder that the Bucks made and attempted the second-most 3-pointers in the league last season. (The Houston Rockets were the only team ahead of them in both categories). They're 8-for-19 from the perimeter in this game so far.

8:50 p.m. - Raptors head coach Nick Nurse calls another timeout. It hasn't gotten much better for the Raptors. They now trail 48-25 following a dunk in transition by Giannis Antetokounmpo. He's up to 13 points.

8:48 p.m. - Pascal Siakam checks back in the game with 8:32 to play in the second quarter. The Raptors can't afford for him to pick up another foul this half.

8:44 p.m. - With Pascal Siakam in foul trouble, OG Anunoby draws the Giannis Antetokounmpo assignment to start the second quarter.

End of first quarter: Bucks 36, Raptors 17

8:40 p.m. - That couldn't have gone much worse for the Raptors.

Toronto opens the game going 3-for-18 from the field while turning the ball over five times. Pascal Siakam already has two fouls and Kyle Lowry is the only starter to have made a field goal.

The Bucks, meanwhile, have seen nine players score already, led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, who has nine points.

8:30 p.m. - Raptors head coach Nick Nurse is looking for ... something. Chris Boucher and Matt Thomas are getting some first quarter minutes and Toronto is now playing a 2-3 zone on defence.

8:27 p.m. - The Bucks take a 24-11 lead following a layup by George Hill in transition. He's scored a quick five points off the bench.

8:24 p.m. - Uh oh. Pascal Siakam picks up his second foul of the quarter and he's heading to the bench with 5:54 to play in the period. Both of Siakam's fouls came against Giannis Antetokounmpo.

It's been a struggle for Siakam so far. In addition to the two fouls, he's scoreless on 0-for-3 shooting from the field.

8:20 p.m. - Not an ideal start for the Raptors. They're down 12-3 after nearly five minutes of play. They have yet to make a field goal - all three of Toronto's points have come from the free throw line.

Giannis Antetokounmpo already has seven points to lead the Bucks.

Pregame

7:54 p.m. - Eric Bledsoe, Wesley Matthews, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Brook Lopez get the start for the Bucks.

7:24 p.m. - It looks like Stanley Johnson or Rondae Hollis-Jefferson could get some minutes against Giannis Antetokounmpo tonight.

6:51 p.m. - The Raptors will start Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol against the Bucks. The five of them are outscoring opponents by 22.0 points per 100 possessions to start the season, making it one of the best lineups in the league.

6:00 p.m. - Patrick McCaw (left knee pain) is out for the Raptors. Pat Connaughton (right shoulder strain) is probable for the Bucks.

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