May 23, 2019 NBA Playoff Recap and Preview

Today’s Game ( all times EST)

The Bucks and Raptors meet in a pivotal game five of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Toronto Raptors  (58-24) 
 Milwaukee Bucks  (60-22) 
 8:30p – TNT

So far, the home team has won all 4 games in this Eastern Conference Finals. In the 2-2-1-1-1 format, of the 59 times that has happened, the higher seed has won 49 of those series. That includes the 2019 Western Conference semifinal matchup when Golden State ended up besting Houston in 6 games.

Of the 10 instances where the lower seed won the series in this situation, 4 have been conference finals matchups. Last year’s Eastern Conference Finals saw the 2-seeded Boston Celtics win their first 2 home games, followed by the 4-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers winning their first 2 home games. The Cavaliers would go on to win the series in 7.

Series Snapshots

Eastern Conference Finals
Toronto vs. Milwaukee 
Teams tied in Best-of-7 series 2 games to 2
Next gameThursday, May 23, 8:30PM @MIL

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