"Raptors' Dismal First-Half Woes Continue in 128-112 Loss to Bucks"

Unanswered Questions

The Raptors' fourth 20-point deficit of the season against the Giannis Antetokounmpo-less Milwaukee Bucks raises questions about their first-half.

Coach Rajaković's

 The Raptors' coach, Darko Rajaković, is puzzled by the team's first-half troubles and seeks to understand the causes of their poor starts.

Players Seek Answers

Jakob Poeltl questions if the team's early sloppiness was due to energy, preparation, or another cause, emphasising the need to improve for better result

Defensive Lapses

Despite being a defensively committed team, the Raptors struggle defensively in the first half against the Bucks.

Lillard's Dominance

Lillard scored 24 of his 37 points in the first half and led the Bucks' offence, highlighting Toronto's defensive struggles.

Strategic Adjustments

Coach Rajaković starts Precious Achiuwa in the second half to address defensive concerns from Poeltl

Late Raptors Comeback

Despite a late offensive rebounding outburst and Scottie Barnes' 29 points, Toronto fails to rally from a large disadvantage.

Addressing First-Half

To avoid depending only on comeback victories in the tough NBA, the Raptors must address concerns like lack of energy or preparedness in their first half.

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