Bucks are a Win Away from the Finals after Taking Game Five at Home
Eastern Conference Finals – Game 5:
Milwaukee 123, Atlanta 112
–With each team playing without their superstar player, the supporting casts for the Bucks and Hawks had to step up – and the supporting cast for the Bucks did just that as they won Game Five over the Hawks at Fiserv Forum on Thursday night.
With Giannis Antetokounmpo out for the game with a hyperextended knee, Brook Lopez led the way for Milwaukee with 33 points on 14-of-18 shooting from the floor. Khris Middleton added a double-double of 26 points and 13 rebounds to go along with eight assists, while Jrue Holiday chipped in 25 and Bobby Portis getting a start and scoring 22 in the victory.
Atlanta played without Trae Young for the second straight game as he continues to deal with a bone bruise. The Hawks got 28 points from Bogan Bogdanovic, along with 19 points apiece from John Collins and Danilo Gallinari in the loss.
The win puts the Bucks into a clinching scenario in Game Six on Saturday night in Atlanta. A win sends them to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1974. Game time Saturday night is 7:30 PM.