NBA playoffs 2019: Raptors take collection lead over Bucks after come-from-behind Recreation 5 win

The Raptors took the Three-2 lead Thursday within the Japanese Convention finals after a 105-99 win in Recreation 5.

Toronto was capable of erase a double-digit deficit behind a 35-point evening from Kawhi Leonard.

“We made pictures and received stops on the defensive finish,” Leonard informed TNT after the sport. “We needed to come back out right here and get the win, we weathered the storm early.”

Leonard got here out at the beginning of fourth quarter and helped inch the Raptors forward. He knocked down a pair of step-back Three-pointers through the workforce’s 10-Zero run halfway by the interval.

The Bucks managed to remain within the sport behind back-to-back Three-pointers from Giannis Antetokounmpo and Brook Lopez, however could not do sufficient to maintain up with the surging Raptors, who at the moment are one win away from going to the NBA Finals for the primary time in franchise historical past.

Milwaukee was up by as many as 12 factors till Toronto received some assist from Fred VanVleet off the bench, who completed with 21 factors.

He shot 7 of 13 from the sphere and seven of 9 from Three-point vary and was plus-28 on the courtroom.

Antetokounmpo completed with a team-high 24 factors on 9-of-18 capturing from the sphere and a pair of of three from lengthy distance. Eric Bledsoe chipped in 20 factors and Malcolm Brogdon had 18 within the workforce’s dropping effort.

The Bucks will return to Toronto for Recreation 6 on Saturday. Tipoff is scheduled for eight:30 p.m. ET and can air on TNT.

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