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NBA Playoffs: Bucks vs. Raptors Game 5 Thread

Tipoff starts at 6:00 PM Central

NBA: Playoffs-Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee Bucks Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee has left the U.S. once more in a trip to Canada for a pivotal game 5 that they must win if they hope to close it out on Thursday in Milwaukee and fulfill the Bucks In Six destiny. Toronto’s starting lineup change seemed to stymie their offensive production somewhat, and they’ll need a bounceback game from Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton if they hope to prevail. Here’s some pregame reading for discussion fodder before tip:

Bucks vs. Raptors Game 5 Preview

Takeaways and Thoughts from Game 4

Monday Morning Media Roundup

Charles Gardner wrote this morning that Khris Middleton missed shootaround, but is reporting that he will indeed play tonight, although Kidd was his usual cagey self when asked about minutes restrictions:

Here’s the usual broadcast and lineup information. Happy commenting!