Milwaukee Bucks wing Malik Beasley has now knocked down a total of 14 triples against the Toronto Raptors in their last two encounters. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard drained six triples on November 1 as the Bucks fell to Toronto, 130-111.
On Wednesday night, Beasley played a key role in Milwaukee avenging their early-season blowout loss. The 26-year-old went 8-of-11 on his attempts from deep as he helped the Bucks secure a 128-112 win on Toronto’s own home floor.
Milwaukee Bucks’ Malik Beasley Reveals Secret to Success Vs. Raptors
At this point, you can’t really say that it’s a coincidence anymore. By his own admission, Beasley has already said that he enjoys playing against the Raptors — a fact that has been made evident by his efficiency from beyond the arc in the two times he’s faced Toronto this season.
After Wednesday’s win, Beasley got a little bit more technical as he spilled on a specific tactic the Raptors employ. One that has sparked Beasley’s scorching-hot efficiency from deep:
“Certain teams I play good against and that’s because those teams usually load up in the paint,” said Beasley, via Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “They don’t want paint points, so you know, we have guys like Dame and (Pat Connaughton) cutting or making the right pass, so I had a lot of open shots tonight and I knocked ‘em down.”
Sounds simple, right? Well, it’s because Beasley made it seem that way after knocking down eight triples against the Raptors on Wednesday for 30 points.
Beasley had the hot hand and the Bucks were more than happy to ride him all night long.
“I think for the first time I got a couple ATOs, out of timeout plays, and Dame of course we ran a lot of stuff for him. It felt pretty good. Usually it’s Giannis so I felt good to have that little moment. But at the end of the day the most important thing is we won. I had that 20-point game last time (vs. the Raptors) and we lost and they smacked us, so this feels way better.”
The Bucks and the Raptors face off one more time in the regular season. That’s on April 5 at the Fiserv Forum. The series is now tied at 1-1, and you can be sure that Beasley is going to have a thing or two to say about that matchup five months from now.
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