TORONTO, CAN (WHBL) - The Milwaukee Bucks remain winless in the New Year, after falling at Toronto Monday night 116-94. The Bucks lost their sixth straight, and they dropped out of this one early. The game was tied at 19 when the Raptors ended the first quarter with a 19-5 run go by up 14. Toronto led by eight at the half, by 15 early in the third quarter, and by as many as 31 later on. The Raptors out-shot the Bucks 51 to 42 percent, and out-rebounded Milwaukee 46-40. The Bucks did have a scoring edge in the paint 40-32. But the Raptors didn't need to score inside as they hit 24 of 30 free throws - including all 12 of their shots from the stripe in the first quarter. Kyle Lowry led the Raptors with 23 points, as he hit 4 of 5 from downtown. Former Bucks' guard John Salmons had 10 points off the bench. Former Marquette guard Steve Novak hit a three, which gave the Raptors their biggest lead on a night when they scored their highest point total of the season. Ersan Ilyasova led Milwaukee with a season-high 29 points and nine rebounds. Bucks' center John Henson returned after missing seven games with a high-ankle sprain. He had eight points, five rebounds, and four blocked shots. The Bucks ended a five-game winning streak at Toronto, as they dropped to 4-15 on the road. Milwaukee is the first N-B-A to lose 30 games, with only seven wins. They'll host Memphis tomorrow night.
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