Suns vs. Bucks rating, outcomes: 'Huge Three' guides Milwaukee to Recreation 5 win, 3-2 collection lead

On the finish of the primary quarter of Recreation 5, the Bucks had been watching a 16-point deficit. Then, Milwaukee’s “Huge Three” went to work.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Jrue Vacation mixed for 88 factors, 24 assists and 20 rebounds on Saturday evening, main the Bucks to a 123-119 win over the Suns and a 3-2 collection lead within the 2021 NBA Finals. Milwaukee outscored Phoenix 79-53 within the second and third quarters and was in a position to maintain off a late Suns surge, closing out the victory with a spectacular steal and alley-oop connection between Vacation and Antetokounmpo.

“Huge-time steal by Vacation and nice move. I feel the move was all about belief,” Antetokounpo informed ESPN’s Malika Andrews throughout his postgame interview. “Clearly he might have pulled the ball out, let the clock run and get an excellent shot, however he trusted me.”

Devin Booker had a game-high 40 factors within the loss, changing into the primary participant in NBA Finals historical past to lose back-to-back video games regardless of scoring 40 or extra factors in each contests. The Suns will now head again to Milwaukee trying to keep away from elimination.

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Suns vs. Bucks rating

Recreation 5 Q1 Q2 Q3 This fall Closing
Suns 37 24 29 29 119
Bucks 21 43 36 23 123

Suns vs. Bucks reside updates, highlights from Recreation 5

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Closing: Bucks 123, Suns 119

11:35 p.m. — WOW. Jrue Vacation rips the ball away from Devin Booker, then finds Giannis Antetokounmpo on the alley-oop. The Bucks maintain on and take a 3-2 collection lead.

11:30 p.m. — Devin Booker with a HUGE 3-pointer. Oh, that is enjoyable.

11:25 p.m. — Khris Middleton is CLUTCH.

11:15 p.m. — Only a ridiculous shot right here. Chris Paul lofts the fadeaway over Giannis Antetokounmpo.

11:05 p.m. — The Suns have reduce the deficit all the way down to single digits.

Finish of third quarter: Bucks 100, Suns 90

10:55 p.m. — The Bucks have outscored the Suns 79-53 over the previous two quarters. Phoenix hasn’t been in a position to comprise Jrue Vacation, who’s as much as 25 factors.

10:45 p.m. — If Giannis Antetokounmpo is drilling off-the-dribble jumpers… uh oh.

10:40 p.m. — Is that this turning into the Jrue Vacation recreation?

10:30 p.m. — Khris Middleton. Midrange. Easy.

Halftime: Bucks 64, Suns 61

10:10 p.m. — Chris Paul beats the buzzer with a layup, however the Bucks head into the locker room with a three-point lead. Jrue Vacation leads all scorers with 18 factors.

9:55 p.m. — What a wild run. The Bucks have surged into the lead. Unbelievable shot-making from each groups up to now.

9:50 p.m. — A fast 11-3 run by the Bucks cuts the deficit all the way down to eight factors. A lot better vitality from Milwaukee to start out the second quarter. 

Finish of first quarter: Suns 37, Bucks 21

9:30 p.m. — The Suns’ offense is firing on all cylinders. Phoenix is 12 of 15 from the sphere as a crew.

9:20 p.m. — Jae Crowder already has eight factors, together with this fast-break dunk. Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer shouldn’t be completely satisfied along with his squad.

9:15 p.m. — And right here we go. Jrue Vacation scores the primary factors of Recreation 5.

9:05 p.m. — Suns star Devin Booker scored 42 factors on 17-of-28 taking pictures in Recreation 4. Can the Bucks gradual him down in Recreation 5?

8:50 p.m. — The starters for every crew …

  • Bucks: Jrue Vacation, Khris Middleton, P.J. Tucker, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez
  • Suns: Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, Deandre Ayton

8:30 p.m. — COVID-19 is looming giant over the NBA Finals.

Suns vs. Bucks begin time

  • Date: Saturday, July 17
  • Begin time: 9 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. PT

Recreation 5 of the NBA Finals will tip off at 9 p.m. ET. The collection will shift from Phoenix again to Milwaukee for Recreation 6.

Easy methods to watch the NBA Finals

  • TV channel: ABC
  • Stay stream: Watch ESPN | fuboTV

Bucks vs. Suns might be broadcast reside on ABC. You’ll be able to live-stream Recreation 5 by way of Watch ESPN or the Watch ESPN app.

The sport may also be streamed on fuboTV, which affords a 7-day free trial.

NBA Finals schedule 2021

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(3) Bucks vs. (2) Suns: Milwaukee leads 3-2

Date Recreation Time  Nationwide TV
July 6 Suns 118, Bucks 105 9 p.m. ABC
July 8 Suns 118, Bucks 108 9 p.m. ABC
July 11 Bucks 120, Suns 100 8 p.m. ABC
July 14 Bucks 109, Suns 103 9 p.m. ABC
July 17 Bucks 123, Suns 119 9 p.m. ABC
July 20 Recreation 6 9 p.m. ABC
July 22 Recreation 7* 9 p.m. ABC

* If obligatory

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