Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Credit John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Fred VanVleet scored 26 of his 29 points in the second half and the Toronto Raptors (10-13) ended the visiting Milwaukee Bucks' (14-9) eight-game winning streak Thursday night with a 97-93 (26-23, 22-17, 25-28, 24-25) victory.

Player of the Game
Fred  VanVleet
EFF
24
Fred VanVleet
Points 29
Accuracy 9-17
Rebounds 5
Assists 4

Milwaukee was without Giannis Antetokounmpo (sore calf). DeMarcus Cousins (rest) also did not play after making his Bucks debut on Wednesday.

Toronto was without OG Anunoby (hip pointer) and Khem Birch (knee).

Pascal Siakam added 20 points before fouling out in the fourth quarter for the Raptors, who ended a five-game home losing streak. Scottie Barnes added 13 points for Toronto.

Jrue Holiday scored 26 points for the Bucks. Khris Middleton added 22, Bobby Portis 15 and Grayson Allen 10. Portis grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds.

Toronto led by 11 in the third quarter and took a five-point edge into the fourth.

Milwaukee pulled to within two points with 9:28 left, but Toronto scored the next seven points. Allen's 3-pointer cut the deficit to three with 6:16 remaining. After Milwaukee moved to within two, Toronto went on a 6-0 surge, completed by a jumper by Barnes.

Portis hit a 3-pointer to trim the deficit to three with 33.1 seconds to go. VanVleet made two free throws to bump it to 95-90 with 19.5 seconds left. Middleton then made two foul shots, and Portis made one of two to cut the margin to two.

Pat Connaughton missed a 3-point attempt that would have given the Bucks the lead.

Toronto led 26-23 after one quarter.

The Raptors used a 9-0 run capped by Yuta Watanabe's 3-pointer with 5:58 to play in the second quarter to lead by seven. Toronto led 48-40 at halftime.

Milwaukee scored the first four points of the third quarter. The Raptors opened an 11-point lead with 6:50 remaining on Precious Achiuwa's 10-footer.

Holiday made two consecutive 3-pointers to cut the deficit to four with 4:09 left. The lead returned to 11 after Chris Boucher's dunk with 1:05 remaining. Middleton scored the final five points of the third, cutting the deficit to 73-68.

Toronto Raptors: Fred VanVleet 29 (9/17 FG, 5/10 3PT SHOTS, 6/6 FT, 5 REB, 4 AST), Pascal Siakam 20 (9/18 FG, 8 REB, 4 AST, 6 TO), Scottie Barnes 12 (7 REB, 4 AST, 3 ST), Gary Trent 8 (3/16 FG, 8 REB, 3 AST).

Milwaukee Bucks: Jrue Holiday 26 (10/19 FG, 4/5 3-PT SHOTS, 6 REB, 8 AST, 5 TO), Khris Middleton 22 (8/20 FG, 8 REB, 2 AST), Bobby Portis 15 (3/11 FG, 11 REB), Grayson Allen 10 (4/10 FG), Sandro Mamukelashvili 8 (10 REB).

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Toronto Raptors
Milwaukee Bucks
42%
37/88
Field goals
38%
32/85
57
Rebounds
59
23
Assists
16
10
Steals
4
7
Blocks
4
24
Fouls
12

Best players

Fred  VanVleet
29 PTS
9/17 FG
6/6 FT
Jrue  Holiday
26 PTS
10/19 FG
2/5 FT
Toronto Raptors
Few players
8 REB
Bobby  Portis
11 REB
7 DREB
4 OREB
Toronto Raptors
Few players
4 As
Jrue  Holiday
8 As
5 TO
37 MIN
Fred  VanVleet
24 EFF
57% 2P%
50% 3P%
Jrue  Holiday
19 EFF
43% 2P%
80% 3P%