Playing for their season, the Milwaukee Bucks came out strong in the first quarter, but what once was a 15-point lead has been trimmed to 50-43 at the half in Game 6 against the Toronto Raptors.
Khris Middleton made two early 3-pointers, and the Bucks led, 31-18 after the first quarter, closing with a 15-2 run.
The Bucks have made 9 of 18 3-pointers, with Middleton, Malcolm Brogdon and Ersan Ilyasova each making two.
The Bucks may also benefit from Toronto centers Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka both picking up three fouls.
Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks with 10 points, Ilyasova has nine and Brogdon and Middleton have eight each.
Pascal Siakam leads Toronto with 11 points, and Kawhi Leonard has nine.
Missed free throws are hurting the Bucks again, as they’re 9 of 14, to 8 of 9 for Toronto. The Bucks also have a 25-13 lead on the boards, including 7-0 on the offensive end.
The Bucks trail the series, 3-2, and are trying to extend the series to a Game 7 at home on Monday.