Bucks top Suns in Game 5 of NBA Finals, 123-119

PHOENIX, Ariz. (CBS 58) -- Jrue Holiday's steal and alley-oop pass to Giannis Antetounmpo for a dunk sealed a wild Game 5 and gave the Milwaukee Bucks a 123-119 victory over the Phoenix Suns.

Antetokounmpo had 32 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Khris Middleton added 29 points and Holiday had 27 points and 13 assists.

The Bucks shot their way out of an early 16-point hole but then won it by making a huge defensive play for the second straight game. They can win their first title since 1971 in Milwaukee on Tuesday night. Booker had 40 points for the Suns.

Published: 5:46 p.m. on July 17, 2021

PHOENIX, Ariz. (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Bucks take on the Phoenix Suns in Game 5 of the NBA Finals Saturday night, July 17. 

The Phoenix Suns had designs on coming home with a chance to win their first championship. Khris Middleton's shots and Giannis Antetokounmpo's swat ended those thoughts.

Now an NBA Finals that seemed very much in the Suns' control when they left Phoenix a week ago returns to Arizona as a tossup.

The Milwaukee Bucks have taken the last two games to even things up, with Game 5 set for Saturday night.

The Bucks overcame a 2-0 deficit in the second round against Brooklyn and now are trying to become the fifth club to do it in the NBA Finals.

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