Bucks outlast Raptors in OTJan 29, 2011 - 4:16 AM Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Corey Maggette notched a season-high 29 points to go with 11 rebounds as Milwaukee outlasted Toronto, 116-110 in overtime, at Air Canada Centre.
Ersan Ilyasova posted 25 points and seven boards before fouling out late in regulation for the Bucks, who have won two in a row and four of six overall.
Andrew Bogut notched 24 points and Carlos Delfino came off the bench to add 15 points and six assists for Milwaukee, which has taken five of the last seven meetings with Toronto.
"I was able to touch the ball the first three times, and when you make shots, in overtime, it helps a lot," Bogut admitted. "Everybody's been very good lately, though we've had a lot of starters sit in street clothes the last four weeks. People have stepped up."
Amir Johnson tallied 24 points and a game-best 12 rebounds for the Raptors, who suffered their 10th straight defeat. Andrea Bargnani scored 23, while Jose Calderon fought off flu-like symptoms to contribute 13 points and 10 assists in a losing effort.
Bogut hit three straight shots to begin overtime and the Bucks led 110-104, but Johnson hit a bucket and DeMar DeRozan answered twice for the Raptors to tie the game with 1:04 remaining.
Maggette responded almost immediately, draining a long three with 44.8 to play, and off a missed Sonny Weems three, Delfino hit 1-of-2 at the line to make it 114-110 with 29.3 to go. Johnson missed a layup and Maggette added two more free throws to salt away the victory.
"It was like 'I'm looking, waiting, and staring at it, and it went in,'" Maggette said of his tie-breaking long-distance shot that took a huge bounce off the rim before settling in. "It seemed like the Man Upstairs tapped it down for me."
Bogut tallied 12 points as the Bucks enjoyed a 32-22 edge after one quarter.
Toronto scored the first 10 points of the second to draw even, and the lead changed hands multiple times until the Raptors opened up a 51-45 edge with 2:37 to play on a Jerryd Bayless layup. Ilyasova's three from the line got the Bucks within 57-55 at the break.
Julian Wright's driving layup with 3:38 left in the third quarter broke open another close period and gave the home team a 74-68 advantage, but seven in a row from Milwaukee gave it a one-point edge. The Bucks took an 81-78 margin to the fourth.
Milwaukee led by as many as 10, 97-87, with 6:31 remaining on Ilyasova's trey, then Toronto got within 99-95 with 4:40 to go on a Calderon lay-in. Maggette's runner later pushed the Bucks' edge to 104-97 with just over two minutes to play.
Toronto notched the final seven points of regulation but Bargnani's three from the right corner fell short at the buzzer.
"I think Andrea as a seven-footer, if you can get him the basketball, he can shoot over top of people," said Raptors head coach Jay Triano when asked about his club's choice for a final basket. "I wasn't disappointed with that shot at all."
Milwaukee improved to 8-2 when scoring 100-or-more points this season...Toronto, which reached its first double-digit losing skid since dropping 10 in a row from March 26-April 12, 2006, has also dropped five in a row at home for the first time since March 29-April 9, 2006...The Bucks won despite committing 16 turnovers...There were 15 lead changes and 10 ties in the contest.
- MILWAUKEE: 116
Final - OT
Jan 28 9:49 PM
- MILWAUKEE: 104
End of Regulation
Jan 28 9:33 PM
- MILWAUKEE: 81
End of 3rd
Jan 28 8:53 PM
- MILWAUKEE: 55
Jan 28 8:09 PM
- MILWAUKEE: 32
End of 1st
Jan 28 7:36 PM
- MILWAUKEE: 0
1st Quarter - 12:00
Jan 28 7:12 PM
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