Fear the deer, indeed.
The Milwaukee Bucks refuse to roll over and die, stunning the Chicago Bulls with a 94-88 Game 5 road win Monday night.
Michael Carter-Williams led the way, flirting with a triple-double by finishing with 22 points, eight rebounds and nine assists.
Improbably, the series now shifts back to Milwaukee for Game 6 Thursday night.
Per the Journal Sentinel:
“We’ve got Game 6,” Bucks coach Jason Kidd said. “We didn’t just come down here because we’ve won one game. Some people look at it as house money. You can always talk about the future, but we don’t really understand what the future holds for us. […] We’ve got to stay in the present. This is what this team has done all year. They’ve worked their tails off, and they’ve put themselves in this position to make it a series.”
Carter-Williams sprained his right ankle in the third quarter but went to the locker room and got it retaped, and he didn’t miss a beat when he returned. He finished with 22 points, nine assists and eight rebounds and made several key drives to the hoop as the Bucks held off one last push from the Bulls. […] Giannis Antetokounmpo made a pair of huge blocks in the final minutes, one on Jimmy Butler and the other on Derrick Rose.
Kidd said he didn’t care what outsiders thought the Bucks could accomplish in the series against the third-seeded Bulls. […] “We’re not playing for the people; we’re playing for each other,” Kidd said. “We just go out and play our type of basketball. Since Game 1 we felt we’ve gotten better.”