Toronto Raptors’ dominant win ends 3-game losing streak against Bucks
Toronto Raptors break their three-game losing streak in a commanding 130-111 victory against the Milwaukee Bucks, showcasing stellar teamwork and a standout performance by Dennis Schroder and Pascal Siakam.
In a compelling performance, the Toronto Raptors put an end to their three-game losing streak by dominating the Milwaukee Bucks with a 130-111 win, delivering their season-best 35 assists.
German guard Dennis Schroder took the lead, contributing a game-high 11 assists and scoring 24 points. Across five games, the 30-year-old has showcased an impressive three instances of reaching double-digit assists and currently boasts a career-high average of 9.2 assists per game, as reported by Xinhua.
All-Star forward Pascal Siakam displayed his prowess by sinking five 3-pointers and achieving a game-high 26 points. The Cameroon native surpassed the 25-point mark for the first time this season after reaching this milestone 35 times last season.
Raptors head coach Darko Rajakovic commended the team’s response, stating, “35 assists tonight is definitely something that we’re looking for and want. It really feels like when you make shots, it’s the right way and when you miss shots, it’s the wrong way. It’s so easy to have bias.”
Rajakovic particularly highlighted the team’s efforts on the glass, out-rebounding Milwaukee by a significant margin of 50-29.
“The real difference tonight was our defensive rebounding,” Rajakovic added. “Keeping them to seven offensive rebounds and securing 20 rebounds more than them is something that will keep you in the game.”
Contributing significantly, forward Scottie Barnes grabbed 12 rebounds, five of which were on the offensive end. The 2022 Rookie of the Year achieved 24 points, marking a personal best with four consecutive games of 20 or more points.