Last night marked Game 5 between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Toronto Raptors in their playoff series. This has been going back and forth as the series would be tied at 2-2 after Game 4. In the first game, the Bucks would defeat the Raptors with a 97 to 83 win. Giannis Antetokounmpo would finish with twenty-eight points, eight rebounds and three assists. DeMar DeRozan would finish with twenty-seven points, eight rebounds and one assist. Raptors would bounce back as Game 2 would be a victory for them, 106 to 100. DeMar DeRozan would score twenty-three points, seven rebounds and three assists. Giannis Antetokounmpo would chalk up twenty-four points, fifteen rebounds and seven assists. The Bucks wold end up winning Game 3 with a 104-77 score. Khris Middleton ended up with twenty points, three rebounds and seven assists. Kyle Lowry would put up thirteen points, five rebounds and two assists. Delon Wright finished with thirteen points, six rebounds and two assists. Toronto would defeat Milwaukee in the last game with a 87 to 76 victory. DeMar DeRozan scored thirty-three points, nine rebounds and five assists. Tony Snell finished the game with nineteen points and four rebounds. Each team looked to take a lead in the series last night as they faced off in Toronto.
The game would start off right for the home team as Norman Powell would drop nine points, collecting two of those from behind the 3-point line. Former Thunder player, Serge Ibaka, would also score nine points which included one 3-pointer. He would also grab three rebounds and give out two assists. Kyle Lowry would play for eight minutes, only to be held scoreless but he would get off one assist. On the other end of the court, rookie Malcolm Brogdon would knock down two 3-pointers, earning himself six points while Greg Monroe would come off the bench to chalk up six points, as well. Antetokounmpo would play for seven minutes and only score three points but he would pull down three rebounds as the Raptors end the first period with a 31-20 lead. Things would start to look better for the visiting team as All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo lights the floor up with thirteen points, shooting a perfect one-hundred percent from the field. Thon Maker would shoot fifty percent from the field and score four points off of that. As for the Raptors, Kyle Lowry would go off for twelve points, which would contain two 3-pointers. Both former Spurs player Cory Joseph and former Rockets player Patrick Patterson would come off the bench to each drop five points. Patterson would earn three of this points from beyond the arc as the Canada team would enter halftime with a 57-48 advantage.
Things would not get any easier for the Wisconsin team as the Raptors go on a 33 to 25 run in the third period. During that run, Norman Powell would continue to put on a scoring display as he puts up twelve points, collecting two of those from behind the arc. DeMarre Carroll, Serge Ibaka and DeMar DeRozan would each contribute to the Toronto run with five points of their own. Kyle Lowry would struggle again as he is held scoreless for nine minutes. On the other end, Antetokounmpo would score six points but it was the Raptors who enter the last period with a huge 90-73 lead. The home team would finish things off in the last quarter as bench player Jonas Valanciunas and DeRozan each dropped five points. DeRozan would receive three of his from behind the 3-point lead as the Raptors hand the Bucks a 118 to 93 blowout, taking a 3-2 lead in the series. Norman Powell would finish with twenty-five points (his new Playoff career-high), four rebounds (tying his Playoff career-high) and four assists (tying his Playoff career-high). Giannis Antetokounmpo would end up with thirty points (his new Playoff career-high), nine rebounds and three assists.