Knocking down six 3-pointers in the first quarter, the Bucks jumped out to an early double-digit lead. They were up by as many as 15 points early in the second quarter, and looked to have full control of the game. Toronto was ready to rise to the challenge, though, and battled back. They started making some 3s of their own, and cut the deficit down to six points at halftime.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 10 points and seven rebounds, while Ersan Ilyasova stepped up off the bench to chip in nine points. Pascal Siakam put up 11 first-half points to pace the Raptors, while Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet all scored nine of their own.
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How to watch Raptors vs. Bucks Game 6
- Date: Saturday, May 25
- Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
- Location: Scotiabank Arena — Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- TV channel: TNT
- Live stats: GameTracker
- Online streaming: fuboTV (try for free)
- Odds: Raptors -2 (over/under 212)
Storylines to watch
Bucks: Milwaukee held multiple double-digit leads throughout Game 5, but ultimately ended up being torched by Leonard. One of the biggest reasons was the lack of production from sharpshooting guard Khris Middleton. While Middleton did dish out 10 assists and secure 10 rebounds, he scored just 6 points on 2-of-9 shooting. It’s safe to say that the Bucks are going to need Middleton to help Antetokounmpo carry the offensive load if Milwaukee wants to force a Game 7.
Raptors: Toronto weathered everything that Milwaukee threw at them throughout Game 5 and part of the reason for that was the production of Leonard. Leonard had a 15-point fourth quarter and was in the zone down the stretch for the Raptors. He knocked down five of his eight attempts from beyond the arc and came up clutch when the Raptors needed him. If Leonard can put together another phenomenal performance, the Raptors could be bound for the NBA Finals.
The Raptors have battled back out of an 0-2 hole and now have a chance to close out the series at home. Toronto will close out the series in a tightly contested battle and advance to the NBA Finals.