The Milwaukee Bucks defeat the Phoenix Suns 123-119 to take game 5 for a potential title victory in front of home crowd.
The game started well for the Suns who at the end of the first quarter were leading 37-21. However, the Bucks turned the game around scoring 43 points in the second quarter compared to the Suns’ 24 points.
The Milwaukee Bucks defeating the Suns just turns the series on its head after many people have predicted the Suns to win after 6 games going by the inconsistency of the Bucks and also Giannis knee injury.
Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton were on fire in the game as the duo scored 27 and 29 points respectively. Holiday had 13 assists in the game and was also significant in the defence.
Booker was explosive for the Suns, he scored 41points in his second game in a row as he joins Giannis who has also had at least 40 points in two games in the finals.
Chris Paul is still not finding rhythm as the Suns continue to struggle to keep the Bucks at bay and take control of the game.
Giannis was quiet in the first half but still ended up putting up 32 points and 9 rebounds in the game. He was also miserable going to the free throw line as he made only 4 of the 11 attempts.
With Lebron James in attendance as the Bucks defeat the Suns, the arena could only but watch as the Bucks took a last minute chance to win the game. Holiday stripped the ball from Booker and laid an alley oop for Giannis to throw it down.
The Bucks are going back to Milwaukee with all the momentum and a chance to win their first title since 1971 if they can replicate their performances in the last 3 games.