After defending their home courts and splitting the series, the Suns’ home court advantage proved it wouldn’t be enough in Game 5. After almost making a comeback in the final moments of the game, Deandre Ayton said it will have to take “everything” to win it all. Game 6 on Tuesday will give the Suns the opportunity to tie the series and bring a Game 7 home to Phoenix. Until then, Twitter had some words on the nail-biting game.
Hate to say it, but that's probably the series. Only the 2nd time all season the Suns have lost 3 straight games.
Game 6 is now do-or-die in Milwaukee.
— Gerald Bourguet (@GeraldBourguet) July 18, 2021
Phoenix fans: "Can you get a defensive rebound please?"
The Suns: pic.twitter.com/gtudmTRN9Z
— Boring Dot Com (@ringernba) July 18, 2021
Giannis will be the MVP, but Middleton is the thermometer… If he's playing well, the Bucks are playing well.
— Wendell Ferreira (@wendellfp) July 18, 2021
"I LOVE IT."
What a moment for Jrue and Giannis. One win away 😤 pic.twitter.com/b00dUcQ36M
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 18, 2021
Mannnn, I know Chris Paul is hurt but He gotta have 30 plus for suns to win…
— Budda Baker (@buddabaker32) July 18, 2021
that breakaway sequence was awesome because
1) it was a dead ball for like 5 seconds and it didnt count
2) Giannis was like "no free buckets"
3) Booker was like "the audacity"
4) the Phoenix Suns home crowd is if Burning Man had a Chili’s within walking distance pic.twitter.com/Bex2dQu1j8
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) July 18, 2021
Devin Booker is now the first player in NBA Finals history to have consecutive 40 point games and lose both.
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) July 18, 2021
Damn, that game…
Right after Jrue Holiday's rip from Booker and perfect lob to Giannis for the dunk, I texted someone, "ERIC. BLEDSOE. COULD. NEVER."
That 6-second stretch—not to mention his herculean effort all night—is EXACTLY why the Bucks got him.
Wow. Just wow.
— Matt Velazquez (@Matt_Velazquez) July 18, 2021
— Espo (@Espo) July 18, 2021
Devin Booker is the 1st Player in NBA History to have 40+ Points in consecutive NBA Finals games and lose both games, via @statmuse
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) July 18, 2021
— Gina Mizell (@ginamizell) July 18, 2021
So you need some good news, right? The Suns haven’t lost four straight games all season and only lost three straight games one other time this season. The Suns will aim to tie the series on Tuesday in Milwaukee in hopes of winning Game 7 at home.