Toronto Raptors (58-24, second in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (60-22, first in the Eastern Conference during the regular season)
Milwaukee; Thursday, 8:30 p.m. EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS: Series tied 2-2
BOTTOM LINE: The Milwaukee Bucks and the Toronto Raptors are in a 2-2 series tie in the Eastern Conference finals. The Raptors won the last meeting 120-102. Kyle Lowry scored 25 points to lead Toronto to the victory and Khris Middleton totaled 30 points in defeat for Milwaukee.
The Bucks are 40-12 against Eastern Conference opponents. Milwaukee averages 49.7 rebounds per game and is 37-12 when out-rebounding opponents.
The Raptors are 36-16 in conference play. Toronto averages 45.2 rebounds per game and is 30-16 when opponents win the rebound battle.
TOP PERFORMERS: Giannis Antetokounmpo is shooting 57.8 percent and averaging 27.7 points. Middleton has averaged 17.6 points and totaled 6.3 rebounds while shooting 43.5 percent over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.
Lowry leads the Raptors averaging 8.7 assists while scoring 14.2 points per game. Kawhi Leonard has averaged 31.5 points and totaled 9.1 rebounds while shooting 49.2 percent over the last 10 games for Toronto.
DURING THE PLAYOFFS: Raptors: Averaging 105.3 points, 42.9 rebounds, 22.8 assists, 8.2 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 44.3 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 99.9 points on 41.5 percent shooting.
Bucks: Averaging 115.3 points, 52.6 rebounds, 25.4 assists, 7.0 steals and 6.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.4 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 104.2 points on 40.4 percent shooting.
Bucks Injuries: Pau Gasol: out for season (ankle), Donte DiVincenzo: out for season (heel), D.J. Wilson: day to day (ankle).
Raptors Injuries: Patrick McCaw: out (personal), OG Anunoby: out (appendix).