Giannis Antetokounmpo comments on Bucks' stunning Game 5 win over Celtics
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The Milwaukee Bucks clinched a big comeback win in Game 5 but Giannis Antetokounmpo insisted after the match that he and his teammates need to stay completely locked in and focused. The Bucks were getting outplayed for the majority of the night in Game 5 but a stunning fourth quarter helped them cut a 14-point deficit and win 110-107.
Antetokounmpo led the way for the Bucks as he scored a game-high 40 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. The Bucks now have a 3-2 lead in the series and a chance to close out the series in Game 6 in Wisconsin. "It feels good [to win], but at the end of the day, can't get too high, can't get too low," Antetokounmpo said, per ESPN.
"We were up seven or 10 the previous game; we lost it. They were up; they lost this one. It's just -- keep it going back and forth. At the end of the day, you can't get too high for this. "Obviously, it's great to win the game, it's great to go back home and feel good about ourselves, but the job is not done."
Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday deliver for the Bucks
Holiday scored 24 points but it was his defense that ultimately sealed the win for the Bucks.
In the key moments of the game, Holiday had a block and a steal against Celtics guard Marcus Smart. "We've seen 14 points [disappear] just like that," Holiday said. "We know it's the playoffs, and we know it's a great offensive team and defensive team, but we've also done it ourselves.
"We just always play with that confidence. That there's going to be time left, and if we take care of business, we'll always give ourselves a chance." One of the guys that stepped up for the Bucks was Bobby Portis, who off the bench scored 14 points and had 15 rebounds.
"Playoffs are all about moments," Portis said. "It's not about how many shots you make. It's not about how many points you score. It's about moments. We got a lot of guys on this team that can have moments." The Celtics blew a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter and they didn't hide their frustration after the game.
"Of course, we're gonna be down," Celtics coach Ime Udoka said. "Guys are going to be pissed about the outcome when we outplayed them for 3½ quarters. And so we talked showing our resolve, we made it tougher on ourselves now. It'll make it sweeter when we bounce back. But we know we gave up a golden opportunity tonight."