Bucks top Suns in Game 5, one win from NBA title
PHOENIX — The Bucks just keep rolling now.
After dropping the first two games of the NBA Finals, Milwaukee rebounded on Saturday night, 123-119, to win its third straight game, including its first in three tries in Phoenix. Now the Bucks are just one win away from beating the Suns and winning its first NBA championship in 50 years.
Milwaukee played Saturday night without Giannis Antetotkounmpo’s brother Thanasis, who entered the league’s health and safety COVID protocol.
But the Bucks got a big game five from the team’s big three — Giannis, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday — as all three had at least 20 points by the end of the third quarter.
Game Six is back in Milwaukee on Tuesday night at 8 p.m., where the Bucks can clinch the title at home in front of a packed Deer District, but the entire state of Wisconsin is watching.
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