OSHKOSH, Wis. – The Wisconsin Herd, the NBA G League affiliate of the Milwaukee Bucks, came up short, 108-101, against the Raptors 905 at the Menominee Nation Arena on Friday. Bucks assignee, Christian Wood, led all scorers with 33 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks.
Herd guard Travis Trice shined in his first game back after missing the previous five games with Team USA. He scored 19 points in the game and dished out four assists.
Five players for the 905 scored in double figures, paced by Rodney Pryor who posted 22 points and three rebounds. November’s NBA G League Player of the Month, Chris Boucher, had a solid performance for the 905, finishing with 19 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots. Other double-digit scorers for the 905 were Duane Notice (20 points), Deng Adel (18 points) and Jordan Loyd (12 points).
In a back-and-forth battle, the Herd and 905 traded the lead eight times (4 ties) in the second half of the game. The Herd tied it up at 85-all with 9:01 remaining in the fourth. However, the 905 extended their lead to as many as 11 points in the final stretch, outscoring the Herd 16-23 to come away with the win.
The key to the Raptors’ victory was their superior shooting from deep. While Wisconsin converted a higher percentage of their shots overall (45.7 percent to 905’s 43.0 percent), the Raptors built their lead by scoring on 40 percent (16-40) of their shots from behind the arc, compared to the Herd’s 13.8 percent (4-29).