They'd added another dimension since the two foes tangled in the playoffs - veteran guard Eric Bledsoe, another attacker to complement Antetokounmpo. Spencer Hawes also scored 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting off the bench.
Serge Ibaka and Fred VanVleet added 11 apiece for Toronto, which is 8-2 in its last 10 games and has the second-best record in the Eastern Conference behind Boston.
Injury report: For the Raptors, the injury report is clear. Mirza Teletovic is out indefinitely after knee surgery and pulmonary emboli on both lungs.
Who We Like: Toronto is an astounding 13-1 at home this season, while Milwaukee is only 7-9 on the road. They boosted their NBA-leading home record to 14-1 and tied a Raptors franchise-best 12-game win streak at ACC, set back in 2016.
Having enjoyed both some of their highest and lowest points of last season on the Air Canada Centre's floor, Monday's game will be a big test for Milwaukee, and a game that the Bucks will surely be determined to win.
The Toronto Raptors trumped the Milwaukee Bucks 131-127 in overtime thanks to NBA All-Star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan. Most recently, Milwaukee defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 97-95, thanks to a dunk from Giannis Antetokounmpo with less than a second remaining.
DeRozan is the third player in Raptors history to score 50 or more in a single game. The Bucks have won their last two games, but this is an inconsistent team and the Raptors will be at full strength tonight. So far this season, DeRozan is averaging 24.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists.
In the 10-game stretch that began Monday, Toronto will face elite teams - Golden State, Cleveland and San Antonio - along with surprising Detroit, red-hot Chicago with a road game against the Bucks thrown in.