But with their backs suddenly against the wall, Giannis Antetokounmpo insists the Bucks aren't about to crumble.
"We're not gonna fold," Antetokounmpo said after Thursday's 105-99 loss, according to ESPN's Malika Andrews. "We're the best team in the league. We're gonna go in, give it everything we got. We can't fold. We're gonna come back to Milwaukee being pissed."
Antetokounmpo tweaked his right ankle late in the fourth quarter of Game 5 and was sidelined for a key possession. He returned with 34.7 seconds left.
The NBA MVP favorite has rebounded over the last two contests after a subpar Game 3, hitting an uncharacteristic 3-of-6 shots from beyond the arc in Games 4 and 5. Much of his supporting cast, however, has disappeared. Eric Bledsoe is shooting just 38 percent over the last two games, and Nikola Mirotic was held scoreless Thursday.
Milwaukee faces elimination in Game 6 on Saturday in Toronto.