Bucks make 14-point comeback in 4th quarter to win Game 5

The Milwaukee Bucks to a 3-2 series lead over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. The Celtics held a 14-point lead early in the 4th quarter, before the Bucks came storming back to take Game 5 in Boston 110-107.
David Butler II | 2022 May 11
Photo credit David Butler II | 2022 May 11

The Milwaukee Bucks came back from down 14 points early in the 4th quarter to take Game 5 in Boston. The Boston Celtics looked like they had Game 5 won, before the Bucks came storming back to win 110-107. The Bucks will look to close out the series on Friday night in Milwaukee.

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The Bucks headed into Boston on Wednesday looking to win a pivotal Game 5. Milwaukee and Boston traded blows throughout the game until Boston pulled away late in the 3rd and early in the 4th.

The Bucks found themselves in a 14-point hole with around 10 minutes remaining. That's when the Bucks really turned it on. They brought it all the way back to tie the game with back-to-back threes from Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday.

Jayson Tatum gave the Celtics the lead back after he sank two free throws with 31.1 seconds remaining. Giannis came back and was fouled sending him to the line for two free throws. Giannis knocked in the first, but missed the second. But Bobby Portis was there to get the rebound and put it in to put the Bucks up by one.

On the ensuing inbound, Marcus Smart caught the ball in the right corner and drove baseline on Pat Connaughton, but his shot attempt was blocked by Jrue Holiday, who grabbed the ball and threw it off Smart out of bounds to get the ball back to Milwaukee. Pat Connaughton knocked down two clutch free throws to give the Bucks a three-point lead. The Celtics didn't have any timeouts and inbounded from their baseline. Smart got the ball dribbling up the left side, but Jrue Holiday ripped it free to finish the game. The Bucks took Game 5 110-107 to take a 3-2 series lead heading to Milwaukee for Game 6.

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 40 points. Jrue Holiday had 24. Jayson Tatum had his highest scoring game of the series with 34 points. Jaylen Brown finished with 26 points including 16 in the 3rd quarter.