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Playoffs 2019

NBA Playoffs 2019: Game 5 starting lineups for Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks

Pascal Siakam, Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry
Pascal Siakam, Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry (Getty Images)

The Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks have both announced starting lineups for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

MORE: What are the keys to Game 5?

Toronto Raptors

  • G: Kyle Lowry
  • G: Danny Green
  • F: Kawhi Leonard
  • F: Pascal Siakam
  • C: Marc Gasol

Head coach Nick Nurse did not make any adjustments for Game 5 as he rolls with the same starting lineup he's had for the entire postseason. In 69 minutes in this series, the Raptors starters have been outscored by 13 points and were minus-5 in the Game 4 win.

The starters have played 302 minutes together this postseason, outscoring teams by 81 points over that span. No other 5-man combination has played over 50 minutes for the Raptors.

Mlwaukee Bucks

  • G: Eric Bledsoe
  • G: Khris Middleton
  • G: Malcolm Brogdon
  • F: Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • C: Brook Lopez

Head coach Mike Budenholzer opted to make a change for Game 5, going with a third guard in Malcolm Brogdon in place of forward Nikola Mirotic, a great shooter that's struggled through four game in this series. Mirotic is shooting 21% from beyond the arc this series, down from 36% over the first two rounds of the postseason.

The lineup of Brogdon plus the other four holdovers have played a total of just 10 minutes together so far in this series but have outscored the Raptors by 10 points in that small sample.

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