The Eastern Conference finals shift back to Milwaukee as the Bucks host the Raptors in Game 5 on Thursday night.
Since jumping out to a 2-0 series lead, Milwaukee’s stumbled in its last two game. The Raptors looked rejuvenated in Games 3 and 4 in Toronto while managing to tie the series at two games apiece.
Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo bounced back in Game 4 after a subpar performance in Game 3. The MVP candidate scored 25 points and grabbed 10 boards, but it wasn’t enough as Toronto dominated 120-102. Kawhi Leonard’s been a force to be reckoned with for the Raptors, averaging 29.3 points per game over the course of the series.
Milwaukee’s been has played a key role this postseason and it’ll need a big performance from players like Malcolm Brogdon and George it it wants to avoid a must-win situation in Game 6.
Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Game 5 between the Raptors and Bucks. Follow along below.
Raptors vs. Bucks: Live score, updates from Game 5
(All times Eastern)
8:44 p.m.: Bucks now up 16-4 and if Giannis keeps making plays like this, it’s going to be a long night for the Raptors.
8:39 p.m.: Brook Lopez and Eric Bledsoe with four points apiece and the Bucks have the early lead 11-3.
8:33 p.m.: Milwaukee wins the opening tip and Giannis Antetokounmpo is fouled on the Bucks’ first possession. He heads to the line to shoot two.
8:28 p.m.: And here’s the starting lineup for Milwaukee:
8:15 p.m.: Starting five for Toronto:
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