The Rush: Bucks even NBA Finals with Suns thanks to huge Giannis block

The Milwaukee Bucks evened the NBA Finals at 2-2 with a 109-103 win over the Phoenix Suns in Game 5, Candace Parker becomes the first female athlete on the cover of NBA 2K, Patrick Mahomes clears up his Justin Herbert trash talk, and Travis Kelce drops a bombshell over the pronunciation of his last name.

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MIKE BREEN: Now Booker, with Tucker on him, throws it up for Ayton. Shot blocked by Antetokounmpo! What a block from Giannis!

JARED QUAY: Don't look now, but the NBA Finals are now tied at 2 games apiece. The Bucks said good night to the Suns despite Devin Booker's 42 points and 12 fouls.

MARK JACKSON: That's a foul.

JARED QUAY: Usually, it's Giannis bagging the 40-point games for Milwaukee. But last night, it was the mid-range Middleton show as he dropped 40. Giannis still finished with 26 points and two assists shy of a triple-double. Oh, and a block that probably won the game for the Bucks.

MIKE BREEN: Tucker on him, throws it up for Ayton. Shot blocked by Antetokounmpo!

JARED QUAY: The Finals head back to Phoenix for game 5, and it's all up for grabs, which is not bad for two small market teams that really nobody wanted to see in the Finals.

From basketball on the hard court to basketball on the sticks, we got a first look at the cover athletes for "NBA 2K22." And for the first time ever, a female basketball player will be featured. WNBA star Candace Parker is front and center on an exclusive version of the game.

Luka Doncic comes on the standard version. And the legends version which features Kevin Durant, Dirk Nowitzki, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Props to Candace on getting the exclusive version. Because buying the standard version of anything sounds boring as hell. Standard mac and cheese or exclusive mac and cheese?

- Exclusive.

JARED QUAY: That's what I though. It's getting weird over in Kansas City. First, Patrick Mahomes trashes quarterback Justin Herbert's name at a celebrity golf tournament.

- Watch out for Justin Herbert next year.

PATRICK MAHOMES: I'll see it when I believe it.

- Yeah.

JARED QUAY: Then he went into damage control and said the quote was taken out of context. And he was just trying to get rival fans going. Sure, P Money, whatever you say. But what's your excuse for not knowing how to say your own teammate's last name?

TRAVIS KELCE: I got "Kelsey" and then "Kels." My real name is "Kels," so I mean, I just kind of roll with the punches.

JARED QUAY: Roll with the punches? We all know who Travis Kelce is. But now we're somehow being told that Travis "Kelsey" doesn't exist. And this Kelce person has been lying to us this whole time. I promise you, I'm not drafting no Kelce.

No wonder his teammates are freaking out. Wait, this mean his brother Jason's been lying too. And check out Travis's Twitter bio. He's been messing with us for a long, long time, guys.


JARED QUAY: Look, I don't care if it's "Kels" or "Kelsey." This "Kels" guy better be just as good as Kelce was when it comes to fantasy football.