With Giannis Antetokounmpo out, Brook Lopez and Bobby Portis took over in the paint to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 112-123 victory over Atlanta in Game 5 of the ECF.
Lopez recorded a playoff career-high with 33 points on 14-of-18 shooting from the field, while Portis put up a career-high 22 points in the first playoff start of his career.
The Bucks dominated from the start of the game, getting everything inside the paint. Jrue Holiday navigated the Bucks offense with 13 assists, while scoring 25 for the home side.
At the same time, Khris Middleton did his part with 26 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists. As for the Hawks, who played without Trae Young, Bogdan Bogdanovic had a team-high 28 points making 7-of-his 16 threes.
The two teams will face each other again on Saturday, with the series heading back to Atlanta for Game 6.