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:
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:
I asked Kidd if Middleton had any minutes restrictions and he said "We'll play him 48 minutes." My response: "I thought you would say that."— cfgardner (@cf_gardner) April 24, 2017
Here’s the usual broadcast and lineup information. Happy commenting!