Milwaukee Bucks has fallen just one victory (3-2) away from becoming the new NBA champion after beating Phoenix Suns (119-123) this morning at home, all in a game in which he was able to come back to 16 points of disadvantage.
In Game 5 of the Finals at Phoenix’s renowned Footprint Center, the two teams shared moments of dominance, with the Suns sweeping the first quarter (37-21) and leading at halftime (61-64) thanks to the good work from Devin Booker – who finished the match with 40 points and 17 of 33 shots from the field – and from the defense.
However, the lack of success by Chris Paul (21 points and 11 assists) and Deandre Ayton (20 points and 10 rebounds) in the key moments weighed heavily on the local team, who received 79 points between the second and third quarters and succumbed to a tight ending.
Meanwhile, the Bucks shielded their great stars; Khris Middleton (29) was fine on key shots, Giannis Antetokounmpo squeezed (32) and Jrue Holiday was man of the game with 27 points and 13 assists.
Now, they will seek to win the title, which would be the second in their history and the first since 1971, at the Fiserv Forum in the early hours of Tuesday through Wednesday at 3:00 a.m. Spanish time.
–RESULTADO: MILWAUKEE BUCKS, 119 – PHOENIX SUNS, 123 (61-64 al descanso).
PHOENIX SUNS: Paul (21), Booker (40), Bridges (13), Crowder (10) y Ayton (20) –quinteto inicial–; Payne (6), Johnson (6) y Craig (3).
MILWAUKEE BUCKS: Holiday (27), Middleton (29), Tucker (3), Antetokounmpo (32) y Lopez (9) –quinteto inicial–; Portis (9), Teague (-) y Connaugthon (14).
–PARTIALS: 37-21, 24-43, 29-36 and 29-23.
– REFEREES: Marc Davis, Josh Tiven and James Williams. Without eliminated.
–PABILITION: Footprint Center. 16,562 spectators.
Source:: World Today News