The Bucks can see the headlights of a NBA Championship in their sights
Milwaukee- The Bucks defeated the Suns in Game 5, 123-119.
After getting two consecutive wins and frustrating the Phoenix Suns, it looked like the Bucks were in full control walking into Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Milwaukee played sloppy ball in the first five minutes of the game.They had five turnovers, which turned to eight fast break points for Phoenix. Before the end of the quarter, the Bucks' defense was getting rolled over by the Suns. Milwaukee had trouble stopping Devin Booker, Chris Paul, and Jae Crowder from hitting their shots and dug themselves in a double figure hole.
After seeing the Suns shoot 78% from the field in the previous quarter, the Bucks' settled in defensive . While Giannis Antetokounmpo was getting some rest at the start of the second, the Bucks went on a 14-4 run to cut the Suns' lead to single digits. Brook Lopez, Kris Middleton, and Jrue Holiday was sizzling from behind the arc and got their team a 64-61 lead at the half.
The Bucks continued their hot shooting in the second half. Holiday and Middleton was the Bucks' offense in the third. Each time Booker and crew tried to cut the Buck's lead, Middleton or Holiday would make a tough shot. Midway in the third, the Bucks extend their lead to ten, which was there biggest lead of the night. Despite the Bucks shooting around 60% from the field, they were clinging onto a 10 point lead at the end of the third.
Milwaukee was seeing green in the fourth. Giannis was very active on the boards, making the right reads, and was killing the Suns in the painted area. After the Suns'cut the lead to single digits midway in the quarter, Giannis and Middleton took matters into their own hands. Both players hit key shots down the stretch.
With under a minute left in regulation and clinging onto a three point lead, Chris Paul hit a running lay-up to cut the Bucks ' lead to one. Jrue Holiday got in the passing lane of the Suns, got the turnover and closed the game out with a lay-up from Giannis.