In a standout performance, Damian Lillard dropped 37 points and recorded a season-high 13 assists, propelling the Milwaukee Bucks (7-4) to a commanding 128-112 victory over the Toronto Raptors (5-6), despite Giannis Antetokounmpo’s absence due to a strained right calf.
Malik Beasley added to the Bucks’ triumph with a season-high 30 points, showcasing his scoring prowess.
Bobby Portis contributed 18 points, and Cameron Payne chipped in with 13 as the Bucks displayed a balanced offensive effort.
Lillard’s efficient shooting, going 9 for 18 from the field and hitting 15 of 16 free throws, underscored his impact on the game.
Despite trailing by 20-plus points for the second consecutive game, the Raptors couldn’t mount a comeback, with Scottie Barnes scoring 29 points.
Toronto, missing O.G. Anunoby and Gary Trent Jr., struggled to overcome the Bucks’ dominant first half, trailing 70-47 at halftime.
Milwaukee’s strong start, highlighted by a 17-0 run in response to an early Raptors lead, set the tone for their comprehensive win.