After the Raptors were embarrassingly defeated by a Anthony Davis-less New Orleans team, they crucially needed a win tonight against the Bucks. Toronto has had two game's in a row that have gotten down tight to the end of the game. Against the Pelicans a night before facing the Bucks, Toronto lost due to not grabbing a defensive rebound where the Pelicans missed the leading shot where the game was tied at 93 with under a minute left. Pelicans came out with the offensive board and had another shot to take the lead, where Tyreke Evans came up clutch and scored a lay-up. Terrible loss for the struggling Raptors, where fans were reportedly booing the team.
Fast forward to the game against the Bucks, anything but a win would be more than unsatisfactory. Raptors were up 88-87 with the ball, Terrance Ross made the biggest shot of the game with the shot clock going down, a jumper from the sideline. Giving the Raptors a 90-87 lead with 26 seconds left. Brandon Knight came down the floor and scored a lay-up, but right after the bucket Ross was ahead of the Bucks defense and was given a wide open dunk, giving the Raptors a 92-89 lead.
Knight missed a wide open three, which had Raptor fans all over thinking it was going in due to recent games and getting hit with a hurtful dagger. That sealed the deal and the Raptors came out with a much, much needed victory.
6 Raptor players were in double-figures, Lowry had 18 points, Ross had 16, Williams with 15.
Raptors take on the talented Grizzlies team on Wednesday, Bucks have the Jazz on Thursday.