It is game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals between Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors in Fiserv Forum, the home of Milwaukee. Game 4 ended with a little bit of surprise and game 5 should good, so please review our thoughts about one more great NBA match here below.
Milwaukee is coming to this game after two tough losses and is looking to get back on track on the home court. It will be very interesting to see how Bucks will respond because they need to make quick adjustments if they want to win this series.
Giannis had a decent game, but not a monster game. As he was on fire all season long, Bucks really need to have an A++ level Giannis. Last game he was not even the best player on his own team and this is a problem for Milwaukee. He has to step up his game and he won’t — Bucks will go fishing.
This better player names Khris Middleton. He had a great game, scored 30pts and was trying to help them win. It is very good that at least one player stepped up, but good is not enough when you play against the team like Raptors. Except for those two players, Milwaukee did not have any assets on the offense. George Hill, Brook Lopez, played very well all playoffs long, but it looks like they are struggling when the team needs them the most. To conclude: Giannis has to play way better than he plays now and coaches have to find at least decent help for him.
Bucks do not have any injured players.
Milwaukee’s best players last game: Khris Middleton (30pts, 6rebs, 7ass), Giannis Antetokounmpo (25pts, 10rebs, 5ass).
Toronto is coming up after a huge win against Milwaukee. It was surprising that they won by 18 points and it was basically a blow-out. Raptors did what they had to do — defended their home court and are ready to fight in Milwaukee as it will be a very hard road trip.
Last game was different than the other ones we saw before. Kawhi Leonard scored only 19 points and was not the main leader in this game. Kyle Lowry showed great leadership as he scored 25pts and assisted 6 times. The bench was also very effective. Serge Ibaka, Norman Powell, Fred VanVleet and others played as they had to play all playoffs long. Kawhi got some help from his teammates and could take a breath in this game which is crucial if you want to win a championship.
This bench scoring is the main reason that led Toronto to this win. If they want to keep winning Raptors need all of their players. Leonard won’t be able to carry his team by himself the whole series. It looks like coaching staff made some improvements as Raptors started playing like a team offensively and also defensively. If they keep up this good work — Toronto could be scary.
Raptors do not have any major injuries.
Toronto’s best players last game: Kyle Lowry (25pts, 6ass, 5rebs), Kawhi Leonard (19pts, 7rebs), Norman Powell (18pts, 5rebs, 3ass), Marc Gasol (17pts, 5rebs, 7ass).
Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors H2H
So this is a pivotal game 5 of this series and both teams know it. Whoever will win, they will have a 3-2 lead and two opportunities to close out the series. We should see a close game, with a lot of missed shots. Both teams will surely make some adjustments and will do their best to win this game. However, this game will take place in Milwaukee which is a huge advantage for the Bucks. On the other hand, Milwaukee will have much pressure to win it because they are the clear favorites. Toronto has nothing to lose, they will go all-in in this game and this could be a huge advantage on them. So both teams have their advantages and whoever will use it to their side, they will win this game.
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