TORONTO – The Milwaukee Bucks are looking get back on track in Game 5 of their playoff series with the Toronto Raptors after a disappointing loss on Saturday.
Giannis Antetokounmpo was uncharacteristically stagnant in Saturday’s 87-76 loss. In the opening three games of the series, Antetokounmpo, who seemed unstoppable in Game 1, helped Milwaukee take a 2-1 lead by averaging 23.7 points, 10.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game while shooting 55.8%. But frustrated by Toronto’s defense, he never quite found his rhythm, winding up with just 14 points, shooting 6 of 19. Toronto’s win evened the series at two games apiece.
“Our tempo was extremely slow,” said Bucks Coach Jason Kidd in a post-game interview with reporters. “You’ve got to give them credit. They really slowed us down. That’s got to change in Game 5.”
Bucks Center Greg Monroe told reporters both teams are hungry for a win and will be looking for ways to change up their strategy in tonight’s game.
Game 5 will be played at Air Canada Centre tonight at 6 p.m. and will be broadcast live on NBA TV and Fox Sports Wisconsin.
Thursday, April 27 – Game 6 at Milwaukee, TBD (FSW)
Saturday, April 29 – Game 7 at Toronto, TBD (TNT, FSW), if necessary