105 - 99 Final
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Bucks beat Raptors again

Mar 12, 2012 - 1:10 AM Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Ersan Ilyasova had 31 points and 12 rebounds Sunday and the shorthanded Milwaukee Bucks rallied for a 105-99 win over the Toronto Raptors.

The Bucks, already without Andrew Bogut because of a fractured ankle and Stephen Jackson because of a hamstring injury, were also down Luc Mbah a Moute (right knee sprain) and Shaun Livingston (left ankle sprain) against Toronto.

They took their first lead late in the third quarter, then hung on to beat the Raptors for the sixth straight time. Drew Gooden added 21 points and Mike Dunleavy scored 19 off the bench for Milwaukee.

DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points to lead Toronto and Jerryd Bayless had 16. The Raptors have lost three of four and are headed out on a five-game road trip that starts Tuesday in Cleveland.

Milwaukee snapped a four-game road losing streak and will visit New Jersey on Monday.

His team limited by a short bench, Ilyasova played more than 44 minutes and said he struggled to catch his breath, particularly in the third quarter when he would try to steal some energy at the free throw line.

"I kept looking at the clock," he said. "It just seemed slow. But it was a good win."

Ilyasova scored 11 of his 31 points in the third and the Bucks finally got the lead on his two free throws with around two minutes left.

They trailed going into the fourth after Leandro Barbosa's three-pointer made it 79-78, but Dunleavy knocked down a three with 4:44 remaining in the game to give the Bucks the lead for good.

Milwaukee coach Scott Skiles said he was happy with the win, but upset that his team had to overcome another slow start to get it.

"We're going to have to address the slow starts, especially with games being as huge as they are right now," Skiles said.

The Raptors shot 54.2 percent for a 28-21 lead after the first quarter and were ahead by as many as 13 in the second. But the Bucks shot almost 65 percent in the frame and pulled within 56-51 at halftime.

Toronto was coming off a 105-86 loss at Detroit on Saturday.

"It seems like every game there's three possessions where the other team goes down the floor and comes up with a couple of threes and we fall behind," said Raptors coach Dwane Casey. "But I was happy with our intensity. It was better than last night."

Game Notes

The teams play again April 23...Milwaukee out-shot Toronto 47.9 percent to 46.5.