Milwaukee one step away from the title, but both coaches and players prefer not to think about it
Match point Bucks. Jrue Holiday’s defensive play at 16 ” from the siren puts an end to the comeback attempt in the final of the Suns and brings Milwaukee one step away from the Larry O’Brien Trophy. Now the Bucks can close their accounts in front of their fans at the Fiserv Forum on Tuesday in a truly exciting series, also topped off with several plays that will remain in the history of the Finals.
A series that Milwaukee had started by losing the first two games. “After race-2 we started to find pace gradually – underlines Jrue Holiday, the hero of race-5 -. This time we managed to win in Phoenix, in front of a very hot audience. The defensive play in the final? We defended well as a team in that Suns possession, then Booker basically turned to me. I was in the right place at the right time, that’s all ”. Holiday, with a certain modesty, then tries to minimize an absolutely extraordinary defensive reading that ultimately decided the match.
“We are lucky to have Jrue in the team – underlines Khris Middleton – we all know how reliable he is on a defensive level but he also gives us a lot in attack. When he is aggressive it becomes really difficult to limit him, he has a great instinct and an impressive physicality ”. Mike Budenholzer is also on the same wavelength. “Jrue is an unbeatable defender – says the Bucks coach – he can annoy any opponent. We knew he would be the perfect player for our basketball, his impact on the defensive level, and not only that, this year has been extraordinary. Now let’s go back to Milwaukee and in front of our wonderful fans we will have the opportunity to end the series. We know that it will be a difficult match, we need to recover our energy and prepare ourselves as best we can. For sure the Fiserv Forum on Tuesday will be very hot ”.
giannis and the cramps
The Milwaukee postgame closes with a small setback. Giannis arrives in the press room, sits down with a grimace of pain, gets up to go back to the locker room. Victim of cramps, the Greek then after about 45 minutes returns in front of the journalists and reassures the Milwaukee fans. “Nothing in particular, I was just dehydrated – underlines Antetokounmpo – we know we are one step away from the title, from something historic for the club and the city. We can win it in front of our family and fans on Tuesday but we have to keep our feet on the ground and prepare as best we can for Game-6. Now let’s enjoy this very important away win and get ready for the most important match of the season ”.
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