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Bucks struggle their way to 49-46 lead over Raptors at half

Roaring out to an 18-4 lead at the start, the Milwaukee Bucks eventually fell behind before taking a 49-46 lead at the half over the Toronto Raptors.

Both teams struggled to score in the second quarter, but when the Raptors eventually started making shots they went on an 18-2 run to take a 38-34 lead.

The Bucks held a 32-20 lead late in the first quarter before settling on a 32-22 lead after 12 minutes.

The Bucks missed 12 of their first 13 shots in the second quarter and also had three turnovers before Giannis Antetokounmpo made a 3-pointer.

The Raptors are shooting just 35.7% (15 of 42) and have made 8 of 24 3-pointers (33.3%).

Kawhi Leonard leads the Raptors with 13 points.

Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks with 13 points, Malcolm Brogdon has 12 and Eric Bledsoe has chipped in 11.

Khris Middleton, who scored 30 points Tuesday, has not made a field goal and has just two points, although he has contributed seven rebounds and six assists. Nikola Mirotic is 0 for 4, three of them 3-pointers.

Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer made a lineup change, moving Brogdon into the starting five and Mirotic to the bench squad.

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