Jrue Holiday and Giannis Antetokounmpo combined for a game-sealing play to win Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Saturday night in Phoenix, Ariz.
The Milwaukee Bucks were leading 120-119 with fewer than 20 seconds left in the game. Devin Booker had the ball for the Suns and drove to the basket. He got tied up and was stripped of the ball by Holiday. Not only did Holiday get the steal, but he dribbled down the court and then threw a perfect pass to Giannis for an alley-oop:
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What a play by both of them.
Antetokounmpo was fouled by Chris Paul on the alley-oop and attempted a free throw but missed. Milwaukee got an offensive rebound and was fouled again. Khris Middleton went 1-for-2 at the line, giving the Bucks a 123-119 lead, which was the final.
Milwaukee is now up 3-2 in the series. This was the second time in a row that the Bucks sealed a win with a great defensive play at the end.