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LOS ANGELES, USA – The Toronto Raptors closed ranks around hurting star Kawhi Leonard, turning in a total team effort in a 120-102 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks to level the NBA Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday, May 21 (Wednesday, May 22, Philippine time) .
Kyle Lowry led the Raptors with 25 points and Toronto's bench outscored Milwaukee's 48-23 as the Raptors followed up their double overtime Game 3 triumph for a second straight home win. (READ: Savage Raptors stomp Bucks to tie series at 2-2)
They knotted the best-of-seven series at 2-2 with Game 5 in Milwaukee on Thursday.
The winner of the series will take on two-time defending champions Golden State Warriors, who completed a Western Conference finals sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers to reach their fifth straight NBA Finals. – With a report from Agence France-Presse