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Bucks rally as C's bemoan 'golden opportunity'

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Jamal CollierESPN

BOSTON — The Milwaukee Bucks leaned on their championship pedigree in Game 5 on Wednesday night, rallying from a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to escape Boston with a 110-107 victory against the Celtics and take a 3-2 series lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

The winner of Game 5 in a best-of-seven series tied at two has gone on to win the series 82% of the time in NBA postseason history, and Milwaukee rallied to take control of the series by outscoring Boston 33-21 in the fourth quarter, including 13-6 in clutch time.

Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 40 points and 11 rebounds, while guard Jrue Holiday added 24 points and sealed the game with a block and steal on back-to-back possessions against Marcus Smart.

“They’re defending champs,” Smart said after the game. “They made some championship plays. And now we got to respond.”

Even though the Bucks were trailing by double digits with about 10 minutes remaining in the fourth, Holiday recalled talk in the huddle during a timeout about how there was still plenty of time for a comeback. The Bucks have relied on their experience all season to guide them through tumultuous situations — an injured player,

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