Ray Allen scored 33 points as Milwaukee beat visiting Toronto, 118-97, last night in a game featuring a fight, three ejections and a bunch of new reasons for the Bucks and the Raptors to dislike each other.
One night after Vince Carter scorched the Bucks for 47 points in an unspoken response to Allen's U.S. Olympic team selection, Allen lit up the Raptors.
"That was revenge as a team," Allen said. "There was nothing personal about it. I don't have anything to prove to them. My teammates know what I can do."
But Allen was upstaged by a series of unpleasant confrontations between the teams, who had a similar night Friday in Toronto.
Milwaukee's J.R. Reid and Toronto's Antonio Davis wrestled and shoved each other midway through the second quarter as the simmering tension between the teams boiled over. Both were ejected, as was Toronto's Charles Oakley moments later after he became enraged by a flagrant foul call and attempted to confront referee Leroy Richardson.
The game also featured the near-collapse of Toronto's Tracy McGrady, who was hit in the head by teammate Kevin Willis's elbow in the second quarter. McGrady was taken to a hospital for tests.
Toronto beat Milwaukee 115-110 on Friday night.
Allen, who had a bloody nose and a bruised arm after he was clobbered by Oakley and Carter in Toronto on Friday, had 16 points in the first quarter last night, 23 by halftime.
JAZZ 112, CLIPPERS 75: In Salt Lake City, Karl Malone scored 24 points as Jerry Sloan gained his 700th career coaching victory.
LAKERS 104, TIMBERWOLVES 91: Shaquille O'Neal had 26 points, 19 rebounds and 7 assists and Kobe Bryant scored 22 points for visiting Los Angeles.
KINGS 114, WARRIORS 99: Chris Webber matched a season high with 37 points as host Golden State lost its 12th straight.
MAVERICKS 113, TRAIL BLAZERS 105: Michael Finley scored 32 points and Hubert Davis hit three late three-pointers as Dallas, at home, ended an eight-game losing streak to Portland.
76ERS 101, HAWKS 98: In Atlanta, Allen Iverson scored 31 points and Matt Geiger added 22 for Philadelphia.
PACERS 96, MAGIC 89: Austin Croshere led six Indiana players in double figures with 14 points as the Pacers won on the road for their 12th victory in 15 games.
ROCKETS 93, BULLS 90: Upset last summer when the Bulls made Elton Brand and not him the first pick in the draft, Steve Francis matched a career high with 27 points--23 in the first half--and had 11 assists in Chicago.
CELTICS 99, NETS 96: Antoine Walker scored 14 of his season-high 39 points in the fourth quarter to lead visiting Boston.