Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kawhi Leonard will both miss marquee Bucks-Raptors matchup

Magic Still Searching for Consistency       Clifford lectures team on importance of preparation before games

Magic Still Searching for Consistency Clifford lectures team on importance of preparation before games

The Milwaukee Bucks are the last undefeated team in the National Basketball Association after they beat the Kawhi Leonard-less Toronto Raptors on Monday night in a game that Giannis Antetokounmpo also missed.

Without Giannis, the Bucks were a much-more balanced offensive attack led by Ersan Ilyasova who filled in the starting lineup in Giannis' absence and had a team-high 19 points and 10 rebounds.

That was enough to have Antetokounmpo put into concussion protocol and end any chance he would play Monday against the visiting Raptors, who like the Bucks are 6-0.

The Raptors were one of them for the Bucks and it stinks that circumstances have made it so the two best players are missing the game.

The Bucks didn't stop moving when they have the ball either, especially at the 3-point line.

So, the otherwise hotly-anticipated matchup was dampened without the presence of two MVP-caliber players, but it was still the first time in National Basketball Association history that two teams with records of 6-0 or better had faced off.

Antetokounmpo underwent testing during the second quarter, but still played most of the first half.

Blake Griffin had another solid outing for the Pistons with 24 points but the Celtics subdued a fourth quarter Pistons rally to improve to 5-2 to move up to third in the Eastern Conference table. Toronto went about a four-minute stretch between the first and second quarters shooting 1 of 10 from the floor to fall behind by nine with 10:06 left in the second.

Minutes into this weekend's game against the Orlando Magic, Aaron Gordon's elbow inadvertently struck Antetokounmpo in the head. Asked what he was most surprised by in the Bucks' fast start, Budenholzer said "I'm not a big surprise guy".

Bucks: Visit the Celtics on Thursday in rematch of first-round playoff series past year won by Boston in seven games.

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