With the Milwaukee Bucks on the brink of elimination tonight, Giannis Antetokounmpo needs to have his best performance of the playoffs yet.
Antetokounmpo has battled against Kawhi Leonard throughout the Eastern Conference Finals. The two stars have been great this postseason, but Leonard is certainly getting the better of Antetokounmpo.
Toronto shocked Milwaukee on its home court in the previous matchup. While Antetokounmpo didn't perform up to his expectations, it doesn't help that he is battling an injury right now.
Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer revealed that Antetokounmpo suffered an ankle injury late in Game 5. He said the All-Star forward twisted his ankle in the fourth quarter of action.
Fortunately for Milwaukee, it doesn't appear that Antetokounmpo's playing time will be affected by his minor injury.
In a recent conversation with the media, Budenholzer revealed that he'll continue to use Antetokounmpo in the same fashion he always does.
If Antetokounmpo isn't playing up to his standards, then other members of the Bucks will have to take on larger roles. Both Eric Bledsoe and Khris Middleton have the ability to score from all over the court.
We'll see if the Bucks can stave off elimination tonight, meanwhile the Raptors try to punch their ticket to the NBA Finals.
Tipoff for Game 6 is set for 8:30 p.m. ET from Scotiabank Arena.