Bucks take series lead with Game 5 win over Suns

The Milwaukee Bucks pulled off a huge victory on the road on Saturday night to give the Bucks a 3-2 lead in the 2021 NBA Finals.

The Bucks defeated the Suns 123-119 in Game 5 to take the lead in the series and now move within one game of NBA title.

Milwaukee overcame an early 16-point deficit by erupting for 43 points in the second quarter.

A huge credit for that goes to their Big 3, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday, who all had it going in Game 5, helping the Bucks withstand Devin Booker's second consecutive 40-point game.

Antetokounmpo scored 32 points with nine rebounds and six assists. Middleton tallied 29 points, and Holiday added 27 points and 13 assists.

Booker led the Suns with 40 points, but couldn’t hit shots late. He dropped 42 markers in Game 4 loss.

Chris Paul had 21 points and 11 assists, and Deandre Ayton finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds in the defeat.

The Bucks can win the NBA Championship in Game 6 at Milwaukee.

Watch the full game 5 highlights below.

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