MILWAUKEE – The Raptors will try to take advantage of some vast playoff experience as they play a vital Game 5 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference semifinal in Milwaukee tonight.
Players like Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green and Marc Gasol have been through the ringer – the first two with the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs and Gasol with the Olympic medalist from Spain – will not be fazed by the intensity or stakes of the game.
The Milwaukee Bucks, by comparison, are relatively new to the situation the find themselves in, in a series reduced to a best of three with two games at home.
The Bucks were mulling some kind of lineup move, coach Mike Budenholzer said a couple of hours before tipoff, while the Raptors were staying with the same starting five.
Game 6 in the series is Saturday in Toronto.