On Thursday night, the Milwaukee Bucks hosted the Toronto Raptors in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Milwaukee opened with a strong home stand – winning both contests by a considerable margin. However, as the series shifted to Toronto, so too did the momentum in the series.
The Raptors took both games in Toronto to even the series.
Milwaukee got off to a hot start in Game 5, taking a 10-point lead into the second quarter.
After a tight back-and-forth battle, the Raptors fought back and took the lead late in the fourth quarter.
Then things got even worse for the Bucks.
Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo left the game late in the fourth quarter after appearing to tweak his ankle.
Oh no. Giannis turned the ankle here… pic.twitter.com/npX7i2PJhp
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) May 24, 2019
Giannis went for a steal against Kawhi Leonard, but his right foot got caught and his momentum carried him forward.
His ankle was left in a precarious spot and he ended up being taken off the floor for a the last few minutes of the game.
Clearly this will be worth watching as the series shifts back to Toronto for Game 6.
If Giannis can’t go in Game 6, the Raptors could take the series on their home floor.
The winner goes on to face the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.