Bucks one step from NBA glory after Game 5 win in Phoenix
Sports Desk, Jul 18 (EFE).- The Milwaukee Bucks survived a late surge from the Phoenix Suns to win Game 5 of the NBA Finals 123-119 on Saturday night.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee with 32 points, nine rebounds and six assists as he led the Bucks to their 3rd straight win.
He was ably supported by Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton, who each posted double-doubles and broke the 20-point barrier.
The Bucks, hot off the back of a two-game winning streak, started badly, ending the first quarter trailing by 16 points, but went in at half time up by three after they took control of the second quarter.
They continued their domination in the third quarter, which ended with the visitors up by 10 points, a deficit which the Suns were not able to overcome in the final frame.
Devin Booker scored 40 points while Chris Paul added 21 points and 11 assists, but the Suns could not handle the Bucks’ and Giannis’ physicality.
The series shifts back to Milwaukee with the Bucks now just one win away from winning their first NBA title since 1971. EFE