The Milwaukee Bucks overcame a 14 point deficit to defeat the Boston Celtics 110-107 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semis in Boston. Giannis Antetokounmpo led all scorers with 40 points.
The real hero of the night is Jrue Holiday who made these two plays to seal the game.
I question Boston’s strategy because with the game on the line, choosing Marcus Smart to take the final shots over Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown is interesting to say the least, and asking Smart to win the game with Jrue Holiday guarding him was going to be a impossible task. Holiday while not having a great night offensively, still had 24 points, eight rebounds, and 4-7 from the three-point line. One of those threes, tied the game at 105 with 42.4 left in the game.
The other star of the night was Bobby Portis who did this to give the Bucks the lead.
After only playing in 15 minutes in Game 4 and scoring four points, Portis bounced back in Game 5 to score 14 points, 15 rebounds and a perfect 6-6 from the charity stripe.
The Celtics meanwhile, got good games from Jayson Tatum (34 points) and Jaylen Brown (26 points) and a solid game from Marcus Smart (15 points) but in the end, Boston did not have enough offense to withstand the Bucks fourth quarter comeback.
This Al Horford dunk was the last field goal the Celtics would make in the game
Speaking of Horford, he came back down to earth last night. After scoring a playoff high 30 points in Game 4, Horford in 41 minutes scored eight points on 4-7 from the field.
Robert Williams III missed his second straight game with left knee soreness. Head Coach Ime Udoka said Williams is making progress in his recovery but is still encountering some soreness.
Another update on if Khris Middleton will be back this series
Middleton has been out since April 21st with a sprained MCL suffered against the Chicago Bulls in the first round series.
Stat of the night: