The Bucks trailed by 16 after the first 12 minutes but dominated the next two quarters, then, held on in the final minutes for an impressive 123-119 Game 5 victory.
They capped-off the victory with an incredible alley-oop from Jrue Holiday to Giannis Antetokounmpo in the final seconds.
This incredible defensive play from Jrue and lob to Giannis helps seal the @Bucks Game 5 win! 🤯#ThatsGame #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/oQElb5fE9n- NBA (@NBA) July 18, 2021
The play and the amazing win had NBA players - retired and the current - take to Twitter to share their reactions:
Jrue hands crazyyyy- Reggie Bullock (@ReggieBullock35) July 18, 2021
WOW what a game- Tristan Thompson (@RealTristan13) July 18, 2021
Wow that might be the series- CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) July 18, 2021
This series is better than anyone could have thought- Josh Hart (@joshhart) July 18, 2021
DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!!!!!!!! Wow Jrue- Dejounte Murray (@DejounteMurray) July 18, 2021
JrueHoliday is a menace to society on both ends tonight!! #NbaFinals- Matt Barnes (@Matt_Barnes22) July 18, 2021
Khris middleton ability to make these tough shots is WILD- Richaun Holmes (@Rich_Holmes22) July 18, 2021
😬😬 this game is wild- Maurice Harkless (@moe_harkless) July 18, 2021
Jrue Holiday!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙌- Andrew Bogut (@andrewbogut) July 18, 2021
Every hooper has known what Jrue Holiday brings to the table every night. Glad he's able to show the world what he can do on the biggest stage of basketball! Real ones know! Unbelievable performance big homie!- Quinn Cook (@QCook323) July 18, 2021
What . A. Game!!- 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) July 18, 2021
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