The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Orlando Magic today in Game 5, 118-104. The Bucks advance to the second round with the win today. It’s the first time the Bucks have played in the second round in consecutive seasons since the 1985-86 and 1986-87 seasons.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 28 points, 17 rebounds and 3 assists. Khris Middleton added 21 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists, while Brook Lopez chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds.
The game never felt like it was in doubt. The Bucks jumped out to a big lead, then the Magic made a run and pulled within three points, but then Bucks immediately went on a run to get it back to double digits.
Up next for the Bucks are the Miami Heat. Game 1 will be on Monday, tip-off for Monday’s game 1 against the Heat will either be at 3:00 PM (CT) OR 5:30 PM (CT). The tip time will depend on how the Lakers/Blazers game goes tonight.
The schedule for the Bucks/Heat Round 2 series:
Game 1 – Monday, August 31
Game 2 – Wednesday, September 2
Game 3 – Friday, September 4
Game 4- Sunday, September 6
*Game 5 – Tuesday, September 8
*Game 6 – Thursday, September 10
*Game 7 – Saturday, September 12
What are your series predictions for the Bucks/Heat Eastern Conference Semi-Finals?