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Saturday, November 2nd (All times Eastern)

Toronto Raptors (1-1) at Milwaukee Bucks (1-1), 8:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Milwaukee Bucks have a good chance at their second win of the season when they welcome the Toronto Raptors to town for a Saturday showdown from the Bradley Center.

The Bucks, who rallied from 22 points down to defeat the Boston Celtics Friday night, are unbeaten in the previous 10 meetings with the Raptors and took all three of last season's encounters. The Bucks are 14-2 in the past 16 games against Toronto, losers of eight straight in Brew City.

Milwaukee set themselves up for back-to-back wins thanks to an impressive comeback in Boston. The club spoiled the celebration of the Boston Red Sox recent World Series championship by rallying from 22 points behind in the second half for a 105-98 triumph. The Bucks scored the last 10 points of the game and were led by Zaza Pachulia's 20 points off the bench.

Gary Neal, Nate Wolters and John Henson netted 14 points apiece and Khris Middleton had 13 points in the win. The Bucks, who started the fourth quarter on a 20-10 run, came back from a large deficit for a second straight game, as they trailed by 25 against the New York Knicks Wednesday and eventually lost.

"We have to figure this out, getting off to such a bad start," Bucks new coach Larry Drew said on the team's website after his first victory. "I've got to get my finger on it. Two straight games where we just got off to bad starts. It hasn't been great execution. We're just putting too pressure on ourselves defensively."

The Bucks have a stingy defense, especially with center Larry Sanders, a shot- blocking phenom. Sanders swatted four shots and scored four points Friday. O.J. Mayo had eight points.

Bucks guard Brandon Knight, who strained his right hamstring just minutes into Milwaukee's opener with New York, did not play. He and guard Luke Ridnour (back spasms) are questionable Saturday.

Toronto beat the Celtics in its season opener and fell into the loss column with Friday's 102-95 setback in Atlanta. DeMar DeRozan scored 31 points for the Raptors on 14-of-23 shooting and helped the Raptors trim an 18-point hole to six late in the game. DeRozan had 23 points over the last two quarters.

"DeMar came in the second half and did a great job," Raptors coach Dwane Casey said afterward.

Kyle Lowry chipped in 16 points and Rudy Gay struggled from the floor, making only 6-of-23 shots for 14 points. Gay had a team-high 19 points in the season opener.

After Gay nailed a pair of free throws to give Toronto a 37-36 edge -- its final lead of the contest -- with 2:47 left until the break, Atlanta closed the half on a 13-2 run.

"We can't give them a big run to where it's going to be tough for us to fight back," DeRozan said.

Amir Johnson rounded out the double-figure scorers with 13 points.

11/02 10:38:23 ET

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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 0
DUR 3
 
Final
CHC 1
CIN 4
Final
PIT 3
MIL 5
Final
WAS 3
STL 1
Final
CLE 2
TOR 3
Final
DET 6
ANA 11
Final
NYM 0
ATL 6
Final
BOS 4
BAL 8
9th
TAM 11
NYY 5
 
Final
MIA 8
SEA 4
Final
TEX 12
CWS 0
 
Final
KAN 5
MIN 0
 
7th
COL 10
PHI 1
 
2nd
OAK 7
HOU 0
 
3rd
LOS 0
ARI 0
 
3rd
SDP 1
SFG 0
 
Final
TAM 1
MON 4
Final
BOS 0
DET 1
1st Intermission
ANA 1
DAL 1
 
Final
NOR 0
DUR 3