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SportsNBA playoffs 2019: 3 takeaways from Raptors’ Game 5 road win over Bucks

11:55  24 may  2019
11:55  24 may  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

NBA playoffs 2019: 3 takeaways from the Raptors' historic win over the Bucks

NBA playoffs 2019: 3 takeaways from the Raptors' historic win over the Bucks Toronto's 100-94 Game 6 win over the Bucks on Saturday secured its move to the biggest stage in basketball. Here are three takeaways from the Raptors' historic win The "others" made all the difference Toronto's bench outscored Milwaukee's in three consecutive games during its four-game winning streak in the Eastern Conference finals. The Raptors got valuable contributions from a variety of role players throughout the series. Among them were Fred VanVleet, Norman Powell and Serge Ibaka. The Bucks didn't have the luxury of a new face showing up each night, and it led to their downfall.

Toronto traveled to Milwaukee for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals and defeated the Bucks 105-99 at the Fiserv Forum. The victory gave the Raptors a 3 -2 series lead. The Bucks appeared in control as they won each of the first two games at home. The Raptors , however, rebounded with two

The Raptors are one win away from playing for the first championship in franchise history. The Bucks appeared in control as they won each of the first two games at home. The Raptors , however, rebounded with two wins of their own at Scotiabank Arena before coming out on top Thursday.

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The Raptors are one win away from playing for the first championship in franchise history.

Toronto traveled to Milwaukee for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals and defeated the Bucks 105-99 at the Fiserv Forum. The victory gave the Raptors a 3-2 series lead.

The Bucks appeared in control as they won each of the first two games at home. The Raptors, however, rebounded with two wins of their own at Scotiabank Arena before coming out on top Thursday.

The series will shift back to Toronto for Game 6 on Saturday.

Here are three takeaways from the Raptors’ road win.

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The Raptors are one win away from playing for the first championship in franchise history. The Bucks appeared in control as they won each of the first two games at home. The Raptors , however, rebounded with two wins of their own at Scotiabank Arena before coming out on top Thursday.

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The Raptors star wasn’t as aggressive attacking the rim and didn’t have the ball in his hands as often as he it had earlier in the series. But, that changed in the fourth quarter.

Leonard opened Toronto's scoring in the final period with a pair of midrange jumpers and followed with two long 3-pointers, the second of which put his team ahead with a little less than eight minutes to play.

In total, Leonard finished with 35 points on 11-of-25 shooting. He also added seven rebounds, along with nine assists, and was the main reason why Toronto came away with the win.

Fred VanVleet comes up big

Fred VanVleet will always remember his performance in Game 5.

The backup Raptors guard finished with 21 points and was plus-28 for the game. He also hit seven of his nine 3-point attempts, including a huge triple late in the fourth quarter.

VanVleet was terrible to open the series as he was just 4-of-20 shooting over the first three games and some were calling for his minutes to be reduced. But, he has reached double figures in each of the last two matchups and appears to have found his rhythm, which is a good sign for the Raptors.

Bucks’ lineup change doesn’t pay off

Early in the game, it seemed as if the Bucks were going to benefit from coach Mike Budenholzer’s adjustments.

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Budenholzer replaced Nikola Mirotic with Malcolm Brogdon in the starting lineup, which gave Milwaukee an additional ball handler and more shooting in its first unit. That change allowed Eric Bledsoe — who had struggled throughout the series — to focus more on creating his own offense.

For a time, that strategy worked and Bledsoe (20 points) was much improved in Game 5. The Bucks bench, however, lacked scoring punch without Brogdon (18 points) — Mirotic didn’t score in nine minutes — and the move may have ultimately hurt the team.

It will be interesting to see who Budenholzer starts Saturday.

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