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What an incredible effort from the Raptors, they come back from down 76-61 to outscore the Bucks 39-18 the rest of the way and close out this historic win.

Raptors lead 100-94 with 3.9 seconds remaining. It’s happening, folks.” data-reactid=”27″ type=”text”>Raptors lead 100-94 with 3.9 seconds remaining. It’s happening, folks.

Kawhi makes both, he’s got 27 points and a playoff career-high 17 rebounds. What a performance.

FIRST FREE THROW … GOOD!” data-reactid=”30″ type=”text”>FIRST FREE THROW … GOOD!

Pascal Siakam is fouled on the inbounds and heads to the line.

Middleton bats away an intended inbounds to Kawhi and there are now 7.5 seconds remaining.

Officials stop play because the shot clock did not reset after Siakam rebounded his own miss so there are 7.9 seconds remaining and the Raptors have the ball with a 97-94 lead.” data-reactid=”34″ type=”text”>Officials stop play because the shot clock did not reset after Siakam rebounded his own miss so there are 7.9 seconds remaining and the Raptors have the ball with a 97-94 lead.

Gasol inbounds to Kawhi off the timeout, he dribbles out the clock with Middleton draped all over him before finding Siakam open underneath. Siakam misses but gets the offensive board and kicks the ball out to Lowry.

Milwaukee responds with a stop of their own with some great defence on Kawhi before Lopez attacks Gasol off the bounce and gets to the line for two. 28.5 seconds remaining and Toronto still leads by five.

Bucks ball, Raptors lead 97-92 with 1:14 to play.” data-reactid=”39″ type=”text”>Kawhi gets an offensive rebound after the Raptors play out the clock on a possession but loses the handle and the referees go to the review system. Bucks ball, Raptors lead 97-92 with 1:14 to play.

Siakam gets a big time putback for the Raptors after Kawhi attacks the rim. Then, the Raptors play unbelievable team defence before Siakam forces a Middleton airball with the shot clock winding down.

Marc Gasol hits a massive corner three for a four-point lead but Lopez answers yet again. Two-point game with 3:19 to go in what has been another thriller, what a series.

Kyle Lowry gets a huge bucket to go, willing his way past Khris Middleton on the right extended elbow before a tough finish over Brook Lopez. Lopez responds with a bucket off an offensive rebound so it’s still a one-point game.

Marc Gasol returns to the game for Serge Ibaka. It’s the starters except VanVleet for Green to close it out.

The Bucks are right back in it with a 7-0 run to make it 87-86 Raptors with 5:19 left. All life is suffering.

Fred VanVleet again! He hits a step back three with the shot clock winding down to push the Raptors lead to five with eight minutes to play before Giannis continues his free throw struggles by making 1-of-2. 83-79 Raptors.” data-reactid=”51″ type=”text”>Fred VanVleet again! He hits a step back three with the shot clock winding down to push the Raptors lead to five with eight minutes to play before Giannis continues his free throw struggles by making 1-of-2. 83-79 Raptors.

Third quarter (Raptors take the frame 28-26)

fourth foul with 3:02 to play in the quarter and the Raptors trailing 72-60. Remember, he fouled out in Game 3 of this series, will definitely need to be careful the rest of the way. We’ll see if that impacts the aggression he’s shown thus far.” data-reactid=”64″ type=”text”>Kyle Lowry picks up his fourth foul with 3:02 to play in the quarter and the Raptors trailing 72-60. Remember, he fouled out in Game 3 of this series, will definitely need to be careful the rest of the way. We’ll see if that impacts the aggression he’s shown thus far.

While we wait, here’s a look at the celebs in the house for the big game, including former Raptor Bismack Biyombo.

Gasol takes and makes a shot! The Spaniard hits a three from the corner off a Kawhi kick-out to make it a 57-52 game, 8:19 left. Bucks call timeout, they have bent without breaking thus far.” data-reactid=”69″ type=”text”>Gasol takes and makes a shot! The Spaniard hits a three from the corner off a Kawhi kick-out to make it a 57-52 game, 8:19 left. Bucks call timeout, they have bent without breaking thus far.

The scariest part at this point in the game for the Raptors is the fact that Giannis is making his jumpers. He’s got two 3-pointers and another mid-range shot as well, 15 points for the game.

Gasol has yet to attempt a shot while Green is 0-for-4, in case you’re wondering.

We’re back.

seven-point lead into halftime. Toronto will feel they’re right there after trailing by as many as 15 in the second quarter, though, and there was a much better rhythm to their offence after a sluggish first quarter.” data-reactid=”77″ type=”text”>Milwaukee scores the final four points of the quarter to carry a seven-point lead into halftime. Toronto will feel they’re right there after trailing by as many as 15 in the second quarter, though, and there was a much better rhythm to their offence after a sluggish first quarter.

It’s getting dicey for the Raptors at centre now, Ibaka also has three fouls with 2:15 remaining.

Here come the Raptors. Milwaukee’s lead is cut to seven with some great playmaking from Lowry. First, he attacks the heart of the Bucks defence, bodies off Brook Lopez (yes, you read that right) and finishes with a layup. Then, he penetrates once again before assisting Siakam for a finish at the rim. To force a Bucks timeout, he slices through the defence again, kicks out to Siakam, who makes a move towards the rim and earns two free-throws.

zero, 19 total rebounds to the Raptors’ eight. Their season is on the line and their intensity and effort is reflecting it.” data-reactid=”89″ type=”text”>The Bucks now have five offensive rebounds to the Raptors’ zero, 19 total rebounds to the Raptors’ eight. Their season is on the line and their intensity and effort is reflecting it.

Kawhi is back in to start the second quarter alongside Gasol, VanVleet, Ibaka and Powell. Bucks going with Bledsoe, Middleton, Brogdon, Ilyasova and Lopez.

First quarter ( Bucks take the quarter 31-18)

Bucks lead 21-18 with 2:50 to play.” data-reactid=”94″ type=”text”>Fred VanVleet and Serge Ibaka check into the game for Marc Gasol and Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry maintains his aggressive start with a trip to the line and making both. Bucks lead 21-18 with 2:50 to play.

After Milwaukee jumped out to a 14-6 lead, the Raptors quickly bring it back to 14-11 with five minutes remaining thanks to Kyle Lowry. He sticks a three in the face of Khris Middleton and then bats the ball away twice on the defensive end, the second one leading to a Kawhi Leonard breakaway and two free throws.

Strategically, the Bucks have come out looking the same as Game 5, matching up Brook Lopez on Pascal Siakam defensively, and Giannis Antetokounmpo on Marc Gasol.

Hello and welcome to Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals where the Toronto Raptors carry a 3-2 series lead and will look to close out the Milwaukee Bucks on their home floor.

The Bucks didn’t lose three games in a row all season and, after leading 2-0, are now dealing with the most adversity they’ve faced all campaign. Toronto, meanwhile, is 7-2 on their home floor these playoffs and have consistently improved as each series has gone along.

The winner of the best-of-seven series will advance to face the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.

  • Patrick McCaw has returned to the Raptors after leaving for personal reasons, but is still listed as out.

  • Malcolm Brogdon will continue to start for the Bucks in place of Nikola Mirotic and the Raptors will continue with their same starting lineup.

    • Kawhi Leonard needs 11 points to pass Jonas Valanciunas for third all-time in playoff scoring for the Raptors, behind Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan.

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