Holiday's huge play as Bucks take Game Five

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Jrue Holiday seized his accidental to springiness the Milwaukee Bucks the pb successful the NBA Finals.

Took it close retired of Devin Booker's hands, actually.

Holiday's bargain and alley-oop walk to Giannis Antetokounmpo for a dunk sealed a chaotic Game 5 and gave the Bucks a 123-119 triumph implicit the Phoenix Suns connected Saturday nighttime (Sunday AEST).

Antetokounmpo had 32 points, 9 rebounds and six assists. Khris Middleton added 29 points, and Holiday had 27 points and 13 assists.

The Bucks fought their mode retired of an aboriginal 16-point spread by flirting with the best-shooting nighttime successful NBA Finals history, but past won it by making a immense antiaircraft play for the 2nd consecutive game.

They tin triumph their archetypal rubric since 1971 successful Milwaukee connected Tuesday nighttime (Wednesday AEST).

Jrue Holiday #21 of the Milwaukee Bucks successful Game Five of the NBA Finals. (Getty)

Booker had 40 points, his 2nd consecutive 40-point game. But with the Suns rallying and down 1 with 16 seconds left, helium drove into the mediate and Holiday wrestled the shot retired of his hands.

Antetokounmpo sprinted down the tribunal to his close and Holiday fired a cleanable lob walk that the Greek Freak slammed down portion Chris Paul fouled him to marque it 122-119. Antetokounmpo missed the escaped throw, but the Bucks grabbed the rebound and Middleton made 1 escaped propulsion for the last constituent of the night.

Before the antiaircraft stand, Milwaukee's discourtesy was the story. The Bucks made 32 of 45 shots successful the mediate 2 quarters, outscoring the Suns 79-53 during that stretch.

Milwaukee became the archetypal roadworthy squad to triumph successful the bid and with 1 much triumph volition implicit its 2nd 2-0 comeback successful this postseason — on with the 5th successful NBA Finals history.

Paul had 21 points and 11 assists, and Deandre Ayton finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds. But the Suns missed a accidental to determination wrong a triumph of their archetypal title and volition request a triumph astatine Fiserv Forum to bring the bid backmost to the godforsaken for Game 7 connected Thursday nighttime (Friday AEST).

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