Even at 2, Bucks-Raptors set for Game 5

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MILWAUKEE (AP) The Bucks are back in Milwaukee looking to regain momentum in the Eastern Conference finals.

Coach Mike Budenholzer believes the play of his bench will be a major factor in what happens in Game 5 on Thursday.

The Bucks reserves played so well in the first two games of the series that the teams' apparel shop unveiled a "Bench Mob" T-shirt, celebrating the efforts of Malcolm Brogdon, Ersan Ilyasova, George Hill and others. Milwaukee's bench outscored Toronto's reserves 130-78 through the first three games of the series.

Giannis, Harden lead All-NBA first team

NEW YORK (AP) Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden got the most votes, and Damian Lillard and Kemba Walker also were big winners when the All-NBA teams were announced.

Those guards can cash in with supermax contracts based on their selections to one of the three All-NBA teams that were announced Thursday. (MORE)

Durant out, Cousins iffy for Game 1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Kevin Durant won't be ready to play in time for Game 1 of the NBA Finals on May 30.

The two-time reigning finals MVP has yet to return to on-court work while recovering from a strained right calf. (MORE)

Twins tie team record with 8 HRs in rout

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) C.J. Cron believed in spring training that the Minnesota Twins were going to have a good offense this season. Their hitting hasn't just been good, it has been powerful.

The Twins tied a franchise record with eight home runs and beat the Los Angeles Angels 16-7 on Thursday to complete a three-game sweep. The Twins- who also went deep eight times earlier this season at Baltimore - joined the 2005 Texas Rangers as the only teams in MLB history to have multiple games in a season with eight or more home runs. (MORE)

Mets' Cespedes likely out for season

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Mets say slugger Yoenis Cespedes is expected to miss the entire season after having ankle surgery.

The Mets said the 33-year-old Cespedes had the operation on Thursday. (MORE)

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