By now you’ve seen the game that sealed Game 5 for the Bucks on multiple occasions – Jrue Holidays steal the ball from Devin Booker, bringing the ball into the field, and rather than running out of time, he threw an alley-oop at Giannis Antetokounmpo which turned out to be the dagger. The dagger that has that of the Bucks wins a title.
You saw it with Adele watching from the backline, mask down, screaming.
Adele watches Giannis’ alley-oop 🗣 pic.twitter.com/aBYaDrnoMB
– SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 18, 2021
But you didn’t see it from this angle, a courtyard side view taken with a cell phone camera. You can see it above, courtesy of the NBA’s YouTube page.
After the game everyone was talking about the play.
“Honestly, it was a great team defense,” Holiday said, downplaying his role. “I feel like we knew Booker wanted to take that last shot and played a big defense on him and turned his back on him and he turned right on me. I guess I was just in the right place at the right time.
About this lob …
“He didn’t want to throw the ball at me at first, but I was like, throw it, throw it, throw it,” Antetokounmpo said.
Did Holiday think of just dribbling?
“Well that’s what I was going to do,” Booker said. “Chris [Paul] I think he played a bit in between, but Giannis took off and he was clamoring for the ball. So at that point, I just threw it as high as I could and only where Giannis could go to get it, and he went up there to get it.
“It can come down to the other end and just, you know, play like a full game, run the time,” Antetokounmpo said. “But he trusted me and made an amazing pass, too, for the lob. It was the big moment.
“It was a huge piece. It was the winning game of the match.
It was. And we don’t see it enough.