TORONTO — Norm Powell scored a career playoff-high 25 points, Kyle Lowry had 16 points and 10 assists and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 118-93 in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series on Monday night.

Serge Ibaka scored 19 points and DeMar DeRozan had 18 for the Raptors, who can advance to face defending champion Cleveland in the second round with a victory in Game 6 at Milwaukee on Thursday night.

Many in the sellout crowd of 20,251 rose to their feet and chanted ‘Raps in six’ in the final minute of the game.

Toronto lost Game 6 on the road at Indiana in the first round and at Miami in the second round last year, rebounding to win Game 7 at home each time. They were eliminated in six games in the Eastern Conference final against the Cavs, losing at home in the clincher.

HAWKS 111, WIZARDS 101: Paul Millsap bounced back from a sluggish start to score 19 points, Dwight Howard had his best game of the postseason and host Atlanta pulled away from Washington to even the opening-round playoff series at 2.

Howard, who was a non-factor through the first three games, had a double-double by halftime and finished with 16 points and 15 rebounds. The Hawks got double-figure scoring from seven players, including contributions off the bench from Kent Bazemore and Jose Calderon.

NOTES

BULLS: Chicago will start seldom-used point guard Isaiah Canaan in Game 5 of its first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics.

CLIPPERS: Los Angeles will get reserve guard Austin Rivers back for Game 5 against the Utah Jazz.