Brook Lopez, Bobby Portis report playoff career-highs to guide the Bucks over Hawks

With Giannis Antetokounmpo out, Brook Lopez and Bobby Portis took over within the paint to guide the Milwaukee Bucks to a 112-123 victory over Atlanta in Sport 5 of the ECF.

Lopez recorded a playoff career-high with 33 factors on 14-of-18 capturing from the sphere, whereas Portis put up a career-high 22 factors in his first playoff begin of his profession.

The Bucks dominate from the beginning of the sport, getting every thing contained in the paint. Jrue Vacation navigated the Bucks offense with 13 assists, whereas scoring 25 for the house facet.

On the identical time, Khris Middleton did his half with 26 factors, 13 rebounds and eight assists. As for the Hawks, who performed with out Trae Younger, Bogdan Bogdanovic had a team-high 28 factors making 7-of-his 16 threes.

The 2 staff will face one another once more on Saturday, with the sequence heading again to Atlanta for Sport 6.

Brook Lopez drops an #NBAPlayoffs career-high 33 PTS (14-18 FGM) to present the @Bucks a 3-2 lead within the #NBAECF introduced by AT&T! Sport 6 is Saturday at 8:30 PM ET on TNT. #ThatsGame

Khris Middleton: 26 PTS, 13 REB, 8 AST
Jrue Vacation: 25 PTS, 13 AST
Bobby Portis: 22 PTS pic.twitter.com/4FRtCOvFvO

— NBA (@NBA) July 2, 2021

BOBBY PORTIS UP TO 22.
FISERV FORUM IS ELECTRIC.#ThatsGame #NBAPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/REDYAZamgN

— NBA (@NBA) July 2, 2021

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