The Toronto Raptors emerged victorious agains the Milwaukee Bucks with Chris Boucher scoring 25 points.
RAPTORS VS BUCKS 114-106 (AUGUST 10, 2020)
Chris Boucher stepped up to score a career high 25 points with 11 rebounds, with the Toronto Raptors emerging victorious against the Milwaukee Bucks. The final score was 114-106.
Despite being the top two teams in the Eastern Conference, neither the Raptors and the Bucks put their key players on the hardcourt.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks’ reigning MVP, did not play due to previous surgery. It isn’t clear if Antetokounmpo would play in the last two seeding games against the Washington Wizards and the Memphis Grizzlies.
There were injuries on the Toronto side of the court, with Kyle Lowry sitting out the game with a sore lower back. Serge Ibaka suffered from a bruised right knee, while Fred VanVleet was unable to play due to a hyperextended right knee.
Speaking to NBA.com, Boucher said ”We knew some guys was going to be out, so obviously, there was an opportunity. All year, that’s what I’ve been doing. Every time I get a chance to play 20, 25 minutes – everybody on this team is doing the same thing. Just being ready and when the opportunity is there – to play hard and show what you’re capable of doing.”
RAPTORS VS GRIZZLIES 108-99 (AUGUST 9, 2020)
Pascal Siakam led the Toronto Raptors, scoring 26 points, to help defeat the Memphis Grizzlies.
Norman Powell scored 16 points, while Kyle Lowry scored 15 points.
The Toronto Raptors are now the No.2 seed in the National Basketball Association’s (NBA’s) Eastern Conference. It is also the Raptors’ fifth consecutive season with at least 50 victories.
”We’ve played heavy minutes,” the Raptors’ head Coach Nick Nurse told NBA.com. ”We did what we kind of needed to do to go 4-1 (in the restart) and put this thing where we needed it to be. I would say you’ll see a little bit of everything here in the last three games as far as lots of guys playing.”
TORONTO RAPTORS VS MIAMI HEAT 108-103 (AUGUST 3, 2020)
The Raptors won 107-103 against the Heat.
The Raptors now have a 2-0 record after the NBA season restarted, with Pascal Siakam scoring 22 points, Serge Ibaka with 15 points and Kyle Lowry with 14 points and 8 rebounds.
The Heat’s Goran Dragic scored 25 points, with Kelly Olynyk with 17 points and Jimmy Butler with 16 points.
The Raptors led the Heat for most of the game, but the Heat closed in 84-79 with one quarter left to play.
The Raptors will be facing their most powerful rivals in the NBA bubble at Walt Disney World, but it doesn’t look like they’re overly concerned, with their big win against the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Toronto Raptors will next face the Orlando Magic on Wednesday August 5, 2020, and the Boston Celtics on Friday, August 7, 2020.
LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS TORONTO RAPTORS 92-107 (AUGUST 1, 2020)
Kyle Lowry scored 33 points, with a career high of 14 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors beat the Los Angeles Lakers for the 11th straight time on August 1, 2020.
The Raptors have not lost to the Lakers since the 2014-2015 season.
LeBron James scored 20 points with 10 rebounds, with Anthony Davis scoring 14 points.
The last time the Lakers beat the Raptors was on November 30, 2014 at the Staples Center. The final score was 129-122.
BEYOND THE ARCH – FREE RAPTORS FRIES
The Toronto Raptors are back, and so is McDonald’s Canada’s Beyond the Arch promotion. Who doesn’t love them free Raptors fries?
Reigning NBA champions Toronto Raptors and McDonald’s Canada are continuing their Beyond the Arch partnership, where fans can get one medium-sized French fries for free, every time the Raptors score 12 three pointers (or more).
Fans will need to spend at least CAD$1.00 (before taxes), to be able to get the free medium fries.
Fans from all across Canada (except for the province of Quebec) can get the free Raptors fries between 11:00am to 4:00am the day after the game.
Previously, the Raptors fries were originally given away for free, without having to make a purchase.
McDonald’s Canada had to modify the promotion after the Raptors incredible success during the 2018-2019 season, when the restaurant chain had given away more than CAD$5.4 million worth of free French fries.
The promotion launched shortly after the arrival of NBA superstar Kawhi Leonard in 2018. McDonalds originally expected to give away 700,000 free medium French fries. They eventually ended up giving away 2 million medium French fries, plus an additional 550,000 in the playoffs.
The Raptors did so well that in one game, they hit 13 three-pointers (during Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors), resulting in more than 110,000 free medium French fries.
Photos via @NBA.
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