The Milwaukee Bucks try to avoid elimination when they visit the Toronto Raptors in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday night.
Saturday, May 25 at 8:30 PM ET
Kawhi Leonard took over with 15 of his game-high 35 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Raptors to a 105-99 win against the Bucks in Game 5 last night.
Fred VanVleet was a difference-maker with 21 points on 7-for-9 from 3-point range in 37 minutes off the bench and Kyle Lowry added 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists as the Raptors outscored the Bucks 33-24 in the fourth quarter.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way for the Bucks with 24 points, six rebounds and six assists and Eric Bledsoe had 20 points and four rebounds to bounce back from an awful performance in Game 4 but Khris Middleton didn't show up, scoring just six points on 2 of 9 shooting.
The Bucks were just 10-for-31 from beyond the arc (32.3 percent) while the Raptors made 18 of their 43 3-point shots (41.9 percent).
The Milwaukee Bucks are:
21-6 ATS in their last 27 games following a straight up loss
19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 road games against a team with a winning home record
18-7 ATS in their last 25 games following an ATS loss
10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games against a team with a home winning percentage above .600
20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 road games
20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 games playing on one day of rest
The Toronto Raptors are:
No key trends
The Raptors are coming off one of their biggest wins in franchise history and they're playing extremely well but this could be a letdown spot for them, the Bucks are still a dangerous team and they lost by just six points despite getting no production from Khris Middleton, Nikola Mirotic, Ersan Ilyasova and Pat Connaughton. I like the Bucks at this price, coming together to avoid elimination with everyone ruling them out.
NBA Pick: Bucks +115 at Jazz Sports
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