The Milwaukee Bucks win Game 5, 123-119, over the Phoenix Suns tonight in Phoenix to give the Bucks a 3-2 series lead.
Tonight was all about the Jrue Holiday game and because of that, the Bucks will have a chance at winning the NBA Title on Title Tuesday in Milwaukee!
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday, Khris Middleton and Pat Connaughton all played really well tonight and even Bobby Portis had a solid game.
Did ESPN take Stephen A Smith off the Finals coverage?
I did laugh that Deandre Ayton threw some shade at Giannis saying his missed free throw at the end of the game was an ugly miss or terrible miss….how about get the rebound instead of throwing shade, guy!
I also did laugh that Monty Williams was talking about the Bucks shooting 50 percent from 3-point range giving Milwaukee the edge, then he realized that his team shot 68.4 percent from 3-point range.
After getting a huge steal in the final 20 seconds, Jrue decided to be a sociopath and throw an alley-oop instead of dribbling it out to get fouled and go to the free throw line. Thank god he’s a good passer and Giannis slammed it home for an and-one.
Three down, one to go Giannis….
I’d like to know why Devin Booker is still allowed to wrap a guy up and not get called for a foul?
Speaking of which, I honestly don’t think Booker complains to the refs enough. Only every call. And he pushes off with his lead forearm every time….and is never called for it.
Jrue Holiday in Game 5:
27 points, 13 assists, 3 steals and at different stages put Chris Paul and Booker in absolute hell. What a performance.
As much as I’m anti-Mike Budenholzer, he’s done a decent (still lots of room for improvement) job in the Finals….except for the fact that it’s been five games and he still hasn’t recognized that Jeff Teague CAN’T play in the damn NBA Finals and he continues to play him!
I just hope that Aaron Rodgers stays in the shadows for a few more days, and that his agent doesn’t feed anymore tidbits to a certain ESPN reporter to selfishly take some shine off this amazing, uplifting Bucks saga.
I’m starting to believe that it’s fate that this is the year for the Milwaukee Bucks to win their first NBA Title since 1971. Starting in Game 7 against the Brooklyn Nets, specifically Kevin Durant’s foot on the line at the end of regulation. Then the Giannis’ injury not being season ending. Giannis’ block in Game 4 of this series. Then winning Game 5 tonight on the road to set up Bucks In Six at home.
Game 6 will be on Tuesday, July 20th in Milwaukee inside the Fiserv Forum. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:00 PM (Central Time) and will be nationally televised on ABC.