It was supposed to be a night of legacy reckoning for Chris Paul. That never happened because Chris Paul didn’t even have the ball in his hands on the game’s most critical possession with the Suns one point down with the ball under the thirty second mark.
Devin Booker had the ball and what transpired will become NBA lore if the Bucks go on to win the series in Game 6 on Tuesday in Milwaukee.
Booker drove the lane was halted by both Giannis and PJ Tucker. Jrue Holiday trailing Devin Booker then stole the ball and fed the Greek Freak for a transition dunk which gave the Bucks enough air to preserve an iconic 123-119 Game 5 road win over the Phoenix Suns.
Milwaukee has their road win.
On the night… Jrue, Khris Middleton, and Giannis combined for 88 points.
But this was Jrue Holiday’s night. This was his game. He was the best player on the floor.
Jrue hit his first shot from the left elbow on the Bucks’ first possession and his confidence never waivered even after he committed his second foul in the first period.
This was Jrue Holiday Night on ABC with the basketball world seeing in the season’s biggest game so far what Jrue Holiday is all about as a basketball player.
Jrue finished with 27 points and 13 assists and had a team best +14 rating. His 13 assists led to 31 points for the Bucks. So on the night while being the best defensive guard on the floor… Jrue was responsible for 58 of Milwaukee’s points in a road game with the lights shining the brightest.
Jrue Holiday…you just rang the proverbial bell at Mikey Jackson’s underground blog.
I’ve been babbling about you all season being the most important player to switch teams and you made me look good.
I love what you said about your father giving you advice between games in these Finals.
Job well done.
Like Jrue said in the post game presser the Bucks have now won three straight against the Suns and with the exception Greek Freak’s free throw shooting look to be in a groove as a team. I don’t think Milwaukee really cares all that much about Chris Paul’s legacy at this point.
They just want to win the championship in front of their own fans in their arena and in Deer District on Tuesday night.
Just don’t let up. And I’m also pretty sure Jrue’s father has said some things in private to his son about Chris Paul’s game in relation to Jrue’s overall game.
This isn’t complex. Phoenix has no one who can guard Giannis or Khris straight up. The only defense they have right now is the free throwline when Giannis goes to the line. BTW..otherwise I thought Giannis played superb in Game 5. His decision making and interior passing were as good as I’ve ever seen with him. Make your free throws…kid and you’ll be going to Walt Disney or something with a ring.