Siakam, Raptors rally to beat cold-shooting Bucks 103-96

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Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo has a shot blocked by Toronto Raptors’ Precious Achiuwa and OG Anunoby during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, in Milwaukee. The Raptors won 103-96. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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Pascal Siakam had 30 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his second career triple-double and the Toronto Raptors overcame an early 15-point deficit to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 103-96 on Saturday night.

OG Anunoby added 24 points to help the Raptors go 3-0 this season against defending champion Bucks, who are down to a season low of 33.8%. Toronto has won five straight in the series.

Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee with 30 points, making all of his 17 free throws but going 6 of 17 from the field. He hasn’t played in the previous two games for Toronto this season, with the Raptors winning 97-93 in Toronto on Dec. 2 and 117-111 in Milwaukee on Jan. 5.

After spending two minutes on the bench with five fouls, Siakam came back with 6:46 to go in a draw and made a jump 21 seconds later. After Antetokounmpo tied it again with two free throws, Siakam hit a 3-point corner past the Bucks bench with 5:53 left to put the Raptors back in front for good.

TRAIL BLAZERS 115, WIZARDS 110

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anfernee Simons scored 31 points and tied a career high with 11 assists, Jusuf Nurkic had 23 points and 14 rebounds, and Portland beat Washington.

Simons had 26 points in the first half, making seven 3-pointers.

Spencer Dinwiddie had 27 points for Washington, and Kyle Kuzma added 16 points and 12 rebounds. The Wizards played without leading scorer Bradley Beal for the third straight game, as well as coach Wes Unseld Jr., due to health and safety protocols. Assistant Pat Delany replaced Unseld.

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