Giannis Antetokounmpo may have delivered the game-winning dunk for the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 5, but it was Jrue Holiday who made everything possible.
Holiday pulled off two huge clutch plays in the final 20 seconds of the contest, first stealing the ball away from Booker before delivering a ballsy lob to Giannis for the thunderous and-1 slam that sealed the deal.
The 31-year-old guard suggested that his steal from Booker had a stroke of luck in it since the Suns scorer turned to him at the crucial moment.
“He turned right into me. I guess I was just in the right place at the right time,” Holiday said, per Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated.
As for his brilliant and fearless alley-oop to Giannis that followed, Holiday mentioned he simply noticed the Greek Freak running and decided to throw the ball to him–which speaks volumes on the chemistry the two have created in their first season together.
“Giannis took off and he was running for the ball. At that point, I threw it as high as a I could,” the Bucks playmaker added.
Here’s the double game-winning play Jrue Holiday just performed to give the Bucks the 3-2 lead:
Holiday finished the contest with 27 points and a game-high 13 assists, on top of three steals and one block. Without Jrue, it would have been unlikely for Milwaukee to stage a comeback after falling behind by 16 points in the first quarter,