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Bucks snap Raptors' 6-game winning streak

Feb 3, 2015 - 6:38 AM Toronto, ON ( - Khris Middleton had 25 points and nine rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks held off the Toronto Raptors 82-75 Monday night.

Giannis Antetokounmpo posted 12 points and 12 boards and Jared Dudley added 14 points and five assists for the Bucks, who won their fourth straight game.

Milwaukee guard O.J. Mayo was ejected at the 4:07 mark of the second quarter after picking up a double technical.

"He felt bad because he let his teammates down, but the nice thing is his teammates picked him up," Bucks coach Jason Kidd said.

Jonas Valenciunas tallied 12 points and 13 rebounds, while DeMar DeRozan netted 16 points for Toronto, which had its six-game winning streak snapped.

"That was a stinker," Raptors coach Dwane Casey said.

The Raptors, who shot just 32.1 percent from the floor (25-of-78), trailed by as many as 18 in the second half and were down by 15 in the opening seconds of the fourth quarter after Kenyon Martin's alley-oop dunk gave Milwaukee a 75-60 advantage.

Toronto, though, responded with a 15-0 run as the Bucks missed their next 15 shots and went 8:25 without a point. The Raptors made the surge with four of their starters on the bench.

Patrick Patterson and Greivis Vasquez hit 3-pointers during the burst, which Tyler Hansbrough capped with a tip-in to tie the game at 75-75.

Milwaukee then scored the last seven points of the game.

Antetokounmpo split a pair of foul shots to snap the scoring drought and Dudley nailed a backbreaking right corner triple to put the Bucks up 79-75 with 2:08 to play. Former Raptor Jerryd Bayless hit a jumper from the top of the key to seal it with 29.4 seconds to go.

A 9-2 Milwaukee spurt helped it build a 21-12 first quarter cushion and it led 23-14 after one and 47-41 at the break.

A Middleton trey staked the Bucks to their largest bulge of the night, 71-53, at the 2:25 mark of the third. They were up 73-60 going into the final frame.

Game Notes

Milwaukee's Ersan Ilyasova (groin) and Zaza Pachulia (calf) were held out due to injury ... Toronto fell to 8-11 this season when shooting 44 percent or worse ... Milwaukee recorded 19 points off 16 Raptors turnovers ... The Bucks were just 9-of-17 from the foul line.