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The Milwaukee Bucks are a game away from the NBA Finals after a wire-to-wire win over the Atlanta Hawks in Game 5 from Wisconsin. Brook Lopez and the entire Bucks starting 5 collectively stepped up in the absence of Giannis Antetokounmpo winning 123-112 at the Fiserv Forum.

A superstarless Game 5

Both Atlanta and Milwaukee knew they would be without their stars for Thursday’s game in Wisconsin. Despite an MRI showing no structural damage Giannis was a scratch for the game in Milwaukee. Trae Young was listed as questionable, and even warmed up before the game to test out the ankle but Atlanta’s franchise player was still in a good deal of pain in the hours leading up to tip, and he was sidelined for a second straight game.

The Bucks starters sparked Milwaukee to an explosive jump out of the gate. Jrue Holiday had seven points in the first two minutes of the game, to set the tone. The home side got good look after good look down low courtesy of a brilliant first quarter from Brook Lopez. Lopez had 12 of the Bucks 28 points in the paint in the opening 12 minutes.

Bucks jumped out early, as Hawks struggled from field

While the Bucks were nearly perfect from the field, the Hawks went on a stretch of missed 12 of 13 shots, which allowed Milwaukee trigger a 20-5 run which stretched the lead a game high 20 points.

Milwaukee took the large early lead in the first and never looked back. Atlanta continued to lurk, closing the gap to as little as six in the third quarter, but the Bucks kept the Hawks at a horns distance all night long.

Lopez leads starting 5 in Game 5

Of the 123 points Milwaukee scored in Game 5, the starters scored 111. They were led by Brook Lopez, who had a playoff career high 33 points on 14 of 18 shooting. Middleton was brilliant for the Bucks as he flirted with a triple double, posting 26 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists. Jrue Holiday dropped 25 and dished out 13 assists, and Bobby Portis brought the energy in his first playoff start with 22 points.

The Hawks never looked as fluid on Thursday as they did against Milwaukee in Game 4 when they were without Trae Young. The slow first quarter put them in hole they weren’t able to climb out of despite 28 points from Bogdan Bogdanovic.

Bucks can clinch on Saturday night.

The Bucks are now just a win away from punching their ticket to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1974. They will get their first crack at closing out the series on Saturday as the series heads south. Game 6 from Atlanta will tip off on July 3rd at 8:30 pm ET.

Holiday showing some love to Brook Lopez in the post game interview.

The Bucks best plays from the Game 5 win

The Bucks know the job is not done. They are one win away from the Finals, and 5 away from the Title.

Tonight's MVP set a new playoff career high with 33 points

Bobby Portis brought the energy to the Fiserv Forum in Game 5

Middleton covered for Giannis tonight

The Milwaukee Bucks are a game away from the NBA Finals after a wire-to-wire win over the Atlanta Hawks in Game 5 from Wisconsin. Brook Lopez and the entire Bucks starting 5 collectively stepped up in the absence of Giannis Antetokounmpo winning 123-112 at the Fiserv Forum.

A superstarless Game 5

Both Atlanta and Milwaukee knew they would be without their stars for Thursday’s game in Wisconsin. Despite an MRI showing no structural damage Giannis was a scratch for the game in Milwaukee. Trae Young was listed as questionable, and even warmed up before the game to test out the ankle but Atlanta’s franchise player was still in a good deal of pain in the hours leading up to tip, and he was sidelined for a second straight game.

The Bucks starters sparked Milwaukee to an explosive jump out of the gate. Jrue Holiday had seven points in the first two minutes of the game, to set the tone. The home side got good look after good look down low courtesy of a brilliant first quarter from Brook Lopez. Lopez had 12 of the Bucks 28 points in the paint in the opening 12 minutes.

Bucks jumped out early, as Hawks struggled from field

While the Bucks were nearly perfect from the field, the Hawks went on a stretch of missed 12 of 13 shots, which allowed Milwaukee trigger a 20-5 run which stretched the lead a game high 20 points.

Milwaukee took the large early lead in the first and never looked back. Atlanta continued to lurk, closing the gap to as little as six in the third quarter, but the Bucks kept the Hawks at a horns distance all night long.

Lopez leads starting 5 in Game 5

Of the 123 points Milwaukee scored in Game 5, the starters scored 111. They were led by Brook Lopez, who had a playoff career high 33 points on 14 of 18 shooting. Middleton was brilliant for the Bucks as he flirted with a triple double, posting 26 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists. Jrue Holiday dropped 25 and dished out 13 assists, and Bobby Portis brought the energy in his first playoff start with 22 points.

The Hawks never looked as fluid on Thursday as they did against Milwaukee in Game 4 when they were without Trae Young. The slow first quarter put them in hole they weren’t able to climb out of despite 28 points from Bogdan Bogdanovic.

Bucks can clinch on Saturday night.

The Bucks are now just a win away from punching their ticket to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1974. They will get their first crack at closing out the series on Saturday as the series heads south. Game 6 from Atlanta will tip off on July 3rd at 8:30 pm ET.

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It's all over from Fiserv Forum. The Bucks win Game 5 and are a game away from the NBA Finals.

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Mays stretches for the finger roll for the game's final bucket.

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Connaughton to the line, hits two of two

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Lopez at the line, hits one of two. Timeout Hawks with 1:03 to go in the fourth quater.

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Collins follows up the Huerter miss

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MIddleton at the line, hits two of two.

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Bogdanovic nails another three from the right side.

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Bogdanovic nails another three from the right side.

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Lopez with another slam

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Gallinari in the corner for three

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Lopez on the turn aroud hook shot in the paint

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Bogdanovic drains the three ball and gets fouled by Tucker. FT is good to convert the four point play.

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Timeout Bucks with 3:02 to go in the fourth.

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Portis in the corner for three! That might have just capped the game off.

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Bogdanovic gets the short jumper to go in the paint.

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Gallinari steps back from the elbow.

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Connaughton in the paint falling away in paint.

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Timeout Bucks with 6:34 to go in the fourth quarter.

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Williams on the runner down the lane.

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Connaughton from the corner for three

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Bogdanovic drains the three off the long offensive rebound.

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Holiday on the floater and gets the fouled by Bogdanovic. FT is good to convert the three point play.

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Williams pull up from long range

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Portis to the line, hits two of two. 8:44 to go in the fourth quarter

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Gallinari with the three ball in the corner

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Lopez gets the hook shot in the paint to go.

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Collins goes to the line after the Lopez foul, gets both FTs to go.

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MIddleton with 5 quick fourth quarter points, hits the three

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Collins with the three

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Forbes with the triple try!!

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MIddleton on the pull up from a step inside the arc.

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We are at the end of the third quarter in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals. MIlwaukee has led the entire game.

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MIddleton with the catch and release from the baseline.

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Lopez on the tip in

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Okongwu open in the lane, drops the floater.

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Timeout from Milwaukee with 2:00 to go in the 3rd quarter.

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Huerter for three!

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Portis to the line after the foul from Dunn, hits one of two FTs.

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Holiday to the line after the foul from Reddish. Both FTs are good.

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Gallinari spots up from mid range from the right side

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Williams drives on the right side and gets the roll with the lay up

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Holiday with the step back jumper in the lane.

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Timeout Bucks with 4:48 to go in the third quarter.

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Lopez gets one of two to go from the FT line.

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MIddleton hits two of three from the line.

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The refs rule that it was a flagrant. FTs and possesion coming up for the Bucks

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Middleton fouled on the jump shot by Bogdanovic, the refs will review to see if there's a potential flagrant foul. Middleton landed on Bogdanovic's foot and that what the refs are checking.

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Collins left alone on the baseline, hits the mid range jumper

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Williams with a floater outside the lane.

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Holiday finds Lopez with another alley oop

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Williams pulls up from the elbow out of the timeout

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Portis with a spot up mid range jumper. Timeout Hawks with 7:07 to go in the third quarter

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Lopez with an easy jam off the feed from Middleton

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8:08 to go in the third quarter

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Collins with the floater from the baseline.

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Lopez gets the roll on the turnaround jump hook, gets the bucket and the foul against Capela. FT is good.

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Middleton on the spin and finish of the glass from the baseline.

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Huerter with the step back two

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Holiday answers back it a three

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Bogdanovic starts the scoring with a three ball.

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We are back in play in Game 5 from the Fiserv Forum

Bogdanovic is keeping the Hawks in the game, he's 5-7 from the field.

Portis getting the roll

The entire Fiserv Forum was chantting Bobby's name

Lopez has been a human highlight reel

What a start for Brook Lopez, he had 12 in the first quarter and didn't miss a shot.

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After shooting 20% from three point range last game the Bucks are only shooting 23% so far tonight, but they still lead by 9.

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Bogdanovic leads the Hawks with 13 points through the first half. Collins came to life late in the second quarter, he's got 8.

Four Bucks are in double digits. Lopez leads with 16, Holiday has 15 and 8 assists, Portis has 14 and Middleton has 13.

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The first half comes to a close. The Bucks have dominated the first half but they lead by just nine going into the break

 

 

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Collines strings a three ball off the inbound

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Bogdanovic to the bucket, drops the lay up

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Holiday from downtown stretches the lead back to 14.

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Tucker on a three from the corner

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Reddish goes into the body of Lopez and hits the short jumper

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Middleton gets his own offensive rebound and the put back.

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Huerter connects on a long range effort.

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Timeout Bucks with 2:14 to go in the first half.

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Portis in the lane, gets the floater to drop

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Collins drains the three, and we have a single digit lead in Wisconsin.

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Holiday at the line, hits one of two.

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3:16 to go in the second quarter.

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Capela in transition, gets the short range effort to drop.

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Collins is finally on the board with his first field goal.

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Lopez down low again, he's got 16 points.

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Williams drops the floater down the lane.

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Middleton gets the runner high off the glass.

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WIlliams in traffiic from the paint, gets the floater to go.

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Bogdanovic hits a long step back two from the corner.

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Lopez with the floater from the FT line.

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TImeout from the Fiserv Forum with 6:54 to go in the second quarter.

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Bogdanovic strings a three, he's got 9 points all from three point range.

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MIddleton with an easy bucket down low.

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Tucker gets the offensive rebound off the Holiday miss, and drops the reverse.

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Gallinari back to the line, gets both to go. He's now 7-7 from the line.

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Portis again, this time from down low, gets the effort to go off the glass. He's got 12 points already.

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Portis gets the friendly roll on the deep two in the corner.

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Capela with a dunk off the Reddish dump off

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Reddish on the steal and score.

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MIddleton hits the step back mid range jumper from the baseline.

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Gallinari to the line, and hits two of two.

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Portis gets the floater in the lane for the first basket of the second quarter.

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Lopez leads all scorers with 12 points thorugh 12 minutes. Holiday has 11.

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The first quarter comes to a close, and what a start it was for the Bucks!

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Gallinari gets bumped and drops the bucket on the fall away in the lane, FT is good to complete the three point play.

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Portis going coast to coast, gets the finish off the glass.

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Connaughton on the drive gets the runner to go.

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Gallinari to the line, hits two of two.

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Reddish on a strong drive in transition, gets the floater and the foul, FT is good.

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Okongwu on the tip slam after the Huerter miss

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Holiday finding Lopez again for the easy dunk. He's got 12 points.

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Okonguw to the line after the the Holiday drive. Hits two of two.

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Lopez with another vicious slam off the feed from Holiday.

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Holiday cutting down the lane, gets the feed from Portis and finishes with the lay up. He's got 11.

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Holiday dashing to the rack and gets the lay up. He's got 9

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Lopez throws down an alley oop off the lob from Holiday.

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Bogdanovic with another three ball out of the timeout.

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5 offensive rebonds for the Bucks already.

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Middleton on the baseline J, after another offensive rebound. Another timeout for the Hawks with 6:02 to go in the first quarter.

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Portis in transitio with the two handed jam!

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Lopez with the offensive rebound and gets the jump hook to go from the baseline.

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Capela to the line after the Tucker foul, hits two of two.

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Lopez downlow on the dunk in transition.

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Portis gets a second offensive rebound and gets the put back. 10 points in the paint on the first 14 points.

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Lopez fouled by Capela, goes to the line and hits two of two.

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Bogdanovic hits the three ball out of the timeout.

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Holiday spots up in transition from downtown. He's got a quick 7 and the Hawks want a timeout early in the first quarter.

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Holiday going strong to the rack, gets the lay up to drop.

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Williams gets to the bucket for the Hawks first bucket.

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MIddleton drops the pull up three ball

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Holiday backs down Bogdanovic and gets the baby hook to go.

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We are underway in Game 5 fro Milwaukee. Bucks get the first possesion.

According to Bet365.com The Bucks are 4.5 point favorites coming into Game 5 with the Over/Under set at 213.5.

The National Anthem is being sung at the Fiserv Forum. We are only moments away from tip off to Game 5.

The Hawks Starting 5 for Game 5.

Bobby Portis gets the start in place of Giannis.

The Bucks starting 5

LeBron James was critical of the lay out of the shortened season, blaming many of the injuries to the fallen stars of the NBA this post season to the abbreviated preseason. But both Young and Giannis's injuries were freak accidents rather than results of wear and tear from the season.

ATL is in the building, showing the Game 5 drip.

Khris Middleton with some casual drip coming into Game 5.

John Collins is the second leading scorer for the Hawks with 17.6 ppg and Bogdan Bogdanovic is right behind with 16.4. Lou Williams will play a bigger role tonight, he's getting just 10 a game but posted 21 in Game 4 to lead the Hawks to victory.

Jrue Holiday is getting 16 points and nearly 8 assists a game in these playoffs.

Middleton is averaging almost 23 points and 8 rebounds this postseason.

With Giannis and Young out, tonight's game is calling someone to step to the spotlight and perform. Khris Middleton has been the Bucks other go to man this postseason, while the Hawks will lean on Lou Williams and John Collins to lead the way.

Trae Young has also been ruled out of tonight's game after being listed as doubtful. He is still nursing a bone bruise in his ankle after twisting his ankle in Game 3

Giannis has officially been ruled out of Game 5 after hyperextending his knee in the last game at State Farm Arena

We are just under an hour away from tip off of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals from Milwaukee.

Hello everyone and welcome to Milwaukee for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals where the Bucks and the Hawks enter tonight’s game locked at two wins a piece. AS English will have live coverage, updates, scores and stats of all the action from the pivotal game from the Fiserv Forum.

Injuries have overshadowed the Eastern Conference Finals in the last two games. First is was Trae Young going down with what was eventually diagnosed a bone bruise on his ankle. Giannis Antetokounmpo then went down in the following game after hyperextending his knee on a rebound attempt.

The Hawks were without Trae Young last game in Atlanta. Despite their star scorer on the sideline they had a ten point lead over the Bucks when Giannis suffered his injury early in the third quarter. The Atlanta advantage doubled in a matter of minutes with the Greek off the floor and the Hawks coasted to victory, leveling the series at two games a piece.

Lou Williams plugged in to the starting 5, and was instrumental in the Hawks home win. The three time Sixth Man of the Year led all scorers with 21 points. Bogdan Bogdanovic followed up with 20 points, hitting six 3 pointers.

Before picking up the knee injury in the third quarter, Giannis had 14 points and eight rebounds. Once the two time MVP went down, it was up to Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday to carry the load, but could manage to reach 20 points for the game. The Bucks shot under 40% and went just 20% from behind the three point line.

Young is listed as questionable coming into Game 5, after resting his ankle for the last three days. An MRI showed there was no structural damage found in Giannis’ knee, but he remains doubtful for Game 5 in Milwaukee.  

The series shifts to Wisconsin as the Bucks return home, where they have won six of seven at the Fiserv Forum this postseason.  Atlanta have been one of the top road teams in the NBA this season. The Hawks have won six of nine games on the road in the playoffs.

Tip off from the Fiserv Forum is set for 8:30 pm ET/ 5:30 pm PT. 

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