MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Boston Celtics 110-107 Wednesday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
The Bucks are now one win away from the Eastern Conference finals.
The defending champion Bucks lead 28-26 in the first quarter. By halftime, the Celtics took over 54-47.
Giannis hit 'em with the reverse uno. pic.twitter.com/OGlGKItmNE— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) May 12, 2022
By the end of the third, the Bucks continued to trail 86-77.
With less than 40 seconds in the fourth quarter, the Bucks and Celtics were tied 105-105.
Bobby Portis made a putback off Giannis Antetokounmpo’s missed free throw with 15 seconds left, Jrue Holiday snuffed Marcus Smart on Boston’s final two possessions.
With a nail-biting finish, the Bucks defeated the Celtics 110-107.
Antetokounmpo had 40 points and 11 rebounds, Holiday finished with 24 points, eight rebounds and eight assists and Portis added 14 points and 15 rebounds for the defending NBA champion Bucks.
Milwaukee has a chance to wrap up the Eastern Conference semifinal in Game 6 at home Friday night.
Jaylen Brown scored 26 points for Boston.