NBA / eastern conference

Bucks Beat Toronto Raptors in Close Thriller
The Milwaukee Bucks were able to knock off the number 1 ranked Toronto Raptors in a very tight, contested battle which required massive efforts from the Bucks squad to overcome the dominating basketball the Raptors have been displaying so far this season. A collection of good team basketball and very impressive shooting from the Milwaukee Bucks was the difference in the ball game with all members of the starting 5 providing good numbers and great effort allowing the Bucks to capture the 104-99 victory. Kawhi Leonard along with Serge Ibaka tried to mount a comeback for the Toronto Raptors but Malcolm Brogdon put the nail in the coffin late in the 4th quarter hitting a crucial 3 pointer to tie the ball game at 97-97 and then drilled another 3 pointer to give the Bucks the 3 point lead with 40 seconds remaining in the ball game. Giannis then sealed the deal with a left hand slam giving the Milwaukee Bucks the victory and further strengthening their position in the Eastern Conference. Game Stats Milwaukee Bucks Giannis Antetokoumpo: 19 points (8-15 FG), 19 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 block. Brook Lopez: 19 points (7-13 FG), 1 rebound, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block. Khris Middleton: 10 points (3-9 FG), 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal Eric Bledsoe: 9 points (4-14 FG), 2 rebounds, 5 assists. Malcolm Brogdon: 18 points (7-15 FG), 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal. Toronto Raptors Kawhi Leonard: 20 points (8-18 FG), 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks. Serge Ibaka: 22 points (9-21 FG), 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks. Pascal Siakam: 17 points (7-12 FG), 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 blocks. Fred VanVleet: 19 points (7-12 FG), 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal. Upcoming Games The Milwaukee Bucks next face the Cleveland Cavaliers to see if they can improve their 17-8 regular season record after getting this big win to further improve their rankings in the East. The Toronto Raptors next match up against the Los Angeles Clippers which should prove to be an interesting contest as the Clippers have been a very good team this season and we will see if the Raptors can improve their 21-7 regular season record. Below are highlights of the battle between the top 2 teams in the East! Do you think Milwaukee can end up on top of the Eastern Conference by season end? What is going on with Kyle Lowry? Do Toronto have enough to remain on top? Follow to keep updated on the NBA and comment below to leave your thoughts!