Suns vs. Bucks score, results: ‘Big Three’ guides Milwaukee to Game 5 win, 3-2 series lead


At the end of the first quarter of Game 5, the Bucks were staring at a 16-point deficit. Then, Milwaukee’s “Big Three” went to work.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday combined for 88 points, 24 assists and 20 rebounds on Saturday night, leading the Bucks to a 123-119 win over the Suns and a 3-2 series lead in the 2021 NBA Finals. Milwaukee outscored Phoenix 79-53 in the second and third quarters and was able to hold off a late Suns surge, closing out the victory with a spectacular steal and alley-oop connection between Holiday and Antetokounmpo.

“Big-time steal by Holiday and great pass. I think the pass was all about trust,” Antetokounpo told ESPN’s Malika Andrews during his postgame interview. “Obviously he could have pulled the ball out, let the clock run and get a good shot, but he trusted me.”

Devin Booker had a game-high 40 points in the loss, becoming the first player in NBA Finals history to lose back-to-back games despite scoring 40 or more points in both contests. The Suns will now head back to Milwaukee looking to avoid elimination.

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