It was Bucks in 6 v Suns in 4.
Only one of those is still alive, and it’s the Deer District that’ll be chanting that all through the arena tomorrow!
Milwaukee pulled off a Game 5 upset in Phoenix, and will look to win 4 straight games after falling behind 2-0 in the series, finishing the deal in front of their home fans.
Game 5 of the NBA Finals between these two great teams will go down as one of the great games in the history of the NBA Finals!
Milwaukee has been near perfect at home in the playoffs/NBA Finals this year with a 9-1 record, and with their home support outside the stadium in the “Deer District”, there’s no shocks seeing why.
Their last home outing with the Suns in Game 4 needed a last Qtr rally from Khris Middleton to get them over the hump, winning 109-103.
Fast forward to Game 5 Friday, and all Milwaukee fans saw what they paid for in the off season, with Jrue Holiday having his best game yet in Bucks uniform when it all mattered most.
Holiday produced 27 Points, 4 Rebounds and 13 Assists, along with a play late in the game that’ll forever be entrenched in NBA Finals History.
Holiday stripped the ball from Devin Booker in the closing moments of the match, lobbing it to a streaking Giannis Antetokounmpo for the And-1 jam on Chris Paul.
It was some of the best pieces of play you’ll see, and further cemented Jrue Holiday as one of the best 2 way guards in the league, as well as showing us just how much of a freak Giannis truly is!
Phoenix will be extremely disappointed to have let a 2-0 lead slip, and will need even more brilliance from Devin Booker to get them a win in Game 6 and send us to a Game 7.
Booker has been phenomenal over the past 2 games, posting 42 points in Game 4 and 40 Points in Game 5.
None of those stats will matter for him unless he can get his Suns team back to Phoenix for Game 7, and will need all his Mamba Mentality to get this done.
If this series does go to 7 games, in what has been an extremely tight affair, Giannis may very well be awarded the Finals MVP even if Phoenix do go on to win the next two games.
This has only been done once in the history of the NBA Finals (that going to the very first-ever awardee himself Jerry West), and it would be very hard to argue against Giannis pulling this feat off this year.
Giannis was meant to miss the opening two games of this series with a gruesome knee injury suffered in Atlanta, yet has starred on the biggest stage of them all, showing he has what it takes to finally lead his team to an NBA Championship.
Tomorrow will be another classic!
You just feel the Bucks Big 3 have finally hit their groove, and the Deer District will be celebrating long into the night with a title on their home floor!