THE Raptors took charge early and never let up on the way to a 118-93 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday in Toronto (Tuesday, Manila time).
Norman Powell led the Raptors this time, as the Eastern Conference third seeds overpowered the No. 6 Bucks, 31-20, in the first quarter and were never threatened.
The Raptors took a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series, a win away from the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Toronto held Milwaukee scoreless in three and a half minutes in the first quarter to get ahead, 26-13.
Powell scored 25 on 8 of 11 shooting, while Serge Ibaka went 8 for 10 and wound up with 19 points.
DeMar DeRozan had 18 points and Kyle Lowry added 16.
Game Six in on Thursday in Milwaukee.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 30 points, while Malcolm Brogdon was the only other Milwaukee starter to score in double figures at 19.
Greg Monroe came off the bench to score 11.