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NBA Wrap: Raptors beat Bucks to take 3-2 lead in the East

The Toronto Raptors defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 105-99 on Thursday night to take Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals and take a 3-2 lead in the series.

The Raptors kept the Bucks under 100 points on the back of Kawhi Leonard’s 35 points, seven rebounds and nine assists, Fred VanVleet had 21 points, Kyle Lowry had 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists, while Cameroonian forward Pascal Siakam finished with a 14-point, 13-rebound double-double. Congolese forward Serge Ibaka had a slow six points and six rebounds.

Nigerian-Greek forward Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee with 24 points, six rebounds and six assists, Eric Bledsoe had 20 points and four rebounds, Malcolm Brogdon an 18-point, 11-rebound double-double, Brook Lopez had 16 points and eight rebounds, George Hill had 12 points and eight rebounds, and Khris Middleton ended the game with a 10-rebound, 10-assist double-double and also scored six points.

Game 5 will be played at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada on Sunday morning.

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