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What do Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks need to do to force a Game 7 and potentially advance to the next round? What's the key for Toronto in Saturday's Game 6? Does Kawhi Leonard have any real competition as the best player in these playoffs? Our NBA experts dive into the big questions, including postseason MVPs, who has the most at stake and predictions for this series. 1. What are you watching most closely in Game 6? André Snellings: The Raptors' 3-point shooting and their ability to get to the rim to draw fouls. Those things are related, and they've been the hallmarks to Toronto's success against Milwaukee this season. In the Bucks' five wins, the Raptors have shot only 29.5 percent from downtown and have averaged about one free throw per six field goal attempts. Meanwhile, in the Raptors' four wins, they have shot significantly better from deep (39.4 percent) and drawn twice as many fouls.
Kevin Arnovitz: How Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts to Toronto's defense. How does he respond to the double-teams? How well is he reading the help (where, when and whom)? What is the quality of his decision-making with the ball? The extent to which Antetokounmpo performs these tasks decisively and intelligently will largely influence whether this series returns to Milwaukee. The NBA's supermax contract is working ... just not like fans expected Lowe: How Golden State reclaimed its juggernaut style Tim Bontemps: The role players on both sides. At this point it should be safe to assume Kawhi Leonard and Antetokounmpo are going to play well and produce numbers. As in the other five games in this series, who wins Game 6 will come down to which supporting cast is better. For the past three games, that edge has gone to Toronto. If it remains that way Saturday, the Raptors will be going to the NBA Finals.
Malika Andrews: Antetokounmpo. For the most part, Antetokounmpo has been good -- not great -- in this series. The Bucks will be tested in Game 6 in a way they have yet to be this season. If the Bucks want the series to return to Milwaukee for Game 7, like Antetokounmpo said would happen after the Game 5 loss, Antetokounmpo must be exceptional. Yes, he will need help from Milwaukee's shooters to space the floor, but Antetokounmpo will set the tone for his team. Also, he tweaked his ankle in Game 5. His health will be of interest.