Bucks vs Raptors : The Milwaukee Bucks are 0-3 straight up and against the spread over their last three games, losing three straight for the first time all season in this series against the Toronto Raptors. Now on the edge of elimination, the Bucks need a road win over the Raptors in Game 6 on Saturday to force a Game 7 at home.
Golden State instead gets the winner of the Milwaukee Bucks-Toronto Raptors Eastern Conference finals clash, with the latter enjoying a 3-2 lead and hosting Saturday’s Game 6.
When and Where: Saturday, May 25, Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ont., 8:30 p.m. EDT. Having wrested control of the Eastern Conference finals by dealing the Milwaukee Bucks their first three-game losing streak of the season, Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors get their one chance at home to close out the series in Game 6 on Saturday night to reach the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history.
The Toronto Raptors are one win away from advancing to their first NBA Finals in franchise history.
What do Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks need to do to force a Game 7 and potentially advance to the next round? What’s the key for Toronto in Saturday’s Game 6? Does Kawhi Leonard have any real competition as the best player in these playoffs?
Our NBA experts dive into the big questions, including postseason MVPs, who has the most at stake and predictions for this series.
In the last two games, Milwaukee’s reserves have been outscored 83-38, shooting just 35 percent (14 for 40) overall and 5 for 21 from 3-point range. George Hill has been the only consistent source of offense — he had 12 of the 15 bench points in Game 5 — and Nikola Mirotic has struggled to find his perimeter stroke all series, going 0 for 3 from beyond the arc Thursday night and 0 for 4 overall.