Milwaukee Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo
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The Milwaukee Bucks survived a late thriller over the Phoenix Suns and came a step away from closing out the NBA Finals.

After leading by as many as 14 early in the fourth quarter, the Bucks saw the Suns cut the deficit to one (120-119), with 25 seconds to go (120-119).

Yet, Milwaukee stood tall and secured the 123-119 victory to earn the 3-2 lead in the series and come a step away from its first NBA championship since 1971.

Giannis Antetokounmpo (32 points), Khris Middleton (29 points) and Jrue Holiday (27 points) combined for 88 points for the winners, who came back from 16 down in the first half.

On the other hand, Devin Booker (40 points) led the way for Phoenix, which will now play a must-win Game 6 at Fiserv Forum on Tuesday.