The Larry O’Brien Trophy is there for the taking for the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Milwaukee Bucks bounced back from an early deficit and then survived a tight finish against the Phoenix Suns to earn a 123-119 victory in a pivotal Game 5 on Saturday night, becoming the first road team to win in these NBA Finals.
The Bucks got a strong, unified effort from all of their “Big Three” — Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton (29 points), and Jrue Holiday (27). Along with trusted role player Pat Connaughton, they helped get the Bucks back into the game and then had answers every time Phoenix drew close and got the newly named Footprint Center rocking again.
Milwaukee will have a chance to claim its first NBA championship in 50 years in Game 6 of the best-of-seven series at Fiserv Forum on Tuesday.