Friday , Jan , 27 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Bucks welcome Raptors to the Bradley Center

(Sports Network) – The Toronto Raptors try to halt a three-game losing streak
this evening when they visit the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center.

The Raptors’ miserable season continued on Wednesday, as they found themselves
on the wrong end of a 104-88 decision to the Chicago Bulls at the United
Center. Chris Bosh had 20 points and seven rebounds to pace Toronto, which has
dropped five of six and seven of its last 10.

Mike James tallied 19 points and seven assists, while Jalen Rose had 13
points. Morris Peterson was held to just three points on 1-of-8 shooting, but
did hand out five assists.

Toronto, which will start a five-game homestand after tonight’s affair, is
8-15 away from home this season.

Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in riding a two-game losing streak after falling
to the ultra-hot Detroit Pistons, 102-106, in overtime on Wednesday at The
Palace of Auburn Hills. Michael Redd carried the Bucks and tied a career high
with 41 points.

Andrew Bogut and Bobby Simmons both had 14 points in the loss, Milwaukee’s
fifth in seven games.

After winning their first 13 games decided by six points or less, the Bucks
have dropped their last two.

Jamaal Magloire managed just four points on 2-of-7 shooting. Over his past
four games Magloire has made just 12-of-40 shots.

Milwaukee, which will close a brief two-game homestand against Boston on
Sunday, is 11-9 in its arena this season.

Toronto split its four matchups with the Bucks last season, but could have the
advantage tonight, as the road team in this series has won 11 of 12 and 12 of
the last 14 meetings. The Raps have also won three straight and five of their
last six in Milwaukee.