Skiles slights Raptors

MIKE GANTER, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:34 AM ET

You have to hand it to Scott Skiles -- he knows how to give a back-handed compliment. Asked about the Raps' third quarter against his Bucks on Saturday, when Toronto went on a 12-0 run, Milwaukee's coach had this to say:

"We just weren't ready when the ball was in bounds. We weren't ready to go and they took advantage of that. (Toronto) is a smart club. Nothing against their role players but (Jose) Calderon, (Jermaine) O'Neal, and (Chris) Bosh are very high-level players. We had some breakdowns and they took advantage of every single one of them."

OVER THE MOON

Jamario Moon was getting plenty of credit from his coach and teammates despite Skiles' inference that this solely is a three-man club. Moon stepped up with 15 points but perhaps his biggest contribution was on defence where he made things difficult for Richard Jefferson all night long. The former Net was held to nine points on 3-of-13 shooting. "I just wanted to get into him," Moon said of Jefferson. "I think I did a pretty good job at it. He was pretty frustrated out there, wanting some calls, but it wasn't going his way."

STAT ANOMALIES

Game 3 of the season saw the Raptors improve in one area but take a step back in another. The step forward came in the rebounding department where the Raptors stayed with Milwaukee all night, finishing on the short end of a 39-35 battle of the glass. The step back came in the turnover department. The Raptors committed 18 turnovers including a team-high six from the normally sure-handed Calderon.


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