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Kawhi Leonard, Raptors get road win to take 3-2 series lead

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The Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard go after a loose ball during the first half Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Milwaukee.

MILWAUKEE — Kawhi Leonard scored 35 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 105-99, on Thursday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

Leonard showed no obvious signs of the leg soreness that bothered him the previous two games, hitting the 30-point mark for the fourth time in the series. He nailed five 3-pointers, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out nine assists.

Fred VanVleet scored 21 points, hitting seven 3s. Kyle Lowry added 17 as the Raptors put themselves in position to advance to the NBA Finals for the first time. A victory at home Saturday would set up a matchup with two-time defending champion Golden State.

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points for Milwaukee hours after being announced as a unanimous first-team, All-NBA selection.

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