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The Rush: Bucks stun Celtics in Boston, Grizz maul Warriors with 39-point win

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The Bucks went on an 11-2 run down the stretch, waging a late comeback to beat the Celtics 110-107 in Boston to take a 3-2 series lead. In the Western Conference, the Ja Morant-less Grizzlies shocked the Warriors, leading by 55 points at one point, ultimately getting the 134-95 to stave off elimination, pushing the series to Game 6. Meanwhile, Nikola Jokic accepted his second consecutive NBA MVP Award with help from a special guest, Nets GM Sean Marks comments on the importance of commitment and availability when asked about Kyrie Irving’s future in Brooklyn, Washington Mystics star Natasha Cloud contracts COVID and blames a unique WNBA policy for her infection while the Cleveland Guardians are forced to cancel their game against the White Sox due to the spread of COVID among the team and Brewers star Christian Yelich writes himself into the MLB history books, hitting for the cycle for a third time. Plus, Giannis Antetokounmpo and his brothers are going Hollywood with “Rise,” a film about their incredible life story that drops on Disney+ on June 24.

Video Transcript

- 46 seconds-- Bobby Portis gives it up. Holiday for 3! Down it goes! We are tied!

JARED QUAY: The Memphis Grizzlies fought off elimination in game 5 of their playoff series against the Warriors.

- It was a bloodbath.

- And they're now just 38% from 3. [INAUDIBLE] attacks, finishes, [INAUDIBLE].

JARED QUAY: No Ja Morant, no problem, at least for now. The Grizz are still down three games to two, though it's an uphill battle when you're playing against the likes of a Hall of Fame bound lineup. In Boston, the Bucks staged a thrilling late game comeback in game 5, outscoring the Celtics 11-2 down the stretch with the help of Bobby Portis--

- Missed it, [INAUDIBLE]. Portis puts it up, and it goes! And Milwaukee is in front!

JARED QUAY: --and Jrue Holiday!

- Series tied at 2 apiece. Marcus Smart goes to the rack, and blocked by Jrue Holiday! He throws it off Smart, Milwaukee ball!

JARED QUAY: Milwaukee takes a 3 games to 2 series lead. And since the year 2000, 70% of NBA teams who won game 5 went on to win the series. But that's not all Giannis Antetokounmpo has to be happy about right now.

- There's more, isn't there?

JARED QUAY: The entire Antetokounmpo family is having their origin story adapted into a Disney movie.

- Nothing is more important than family.

JARED QUAY: The trailer for the film, called Rise, dropped and it looks pretty frickin' good. The flick about the first ever trio of brothers to win NBA championships debuts exclusively on Disney Plus on June 24.

- You know anything about Milwaukee, Giannis?

GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO: No, sir, but I would love to learn.

JARED QUAY: Maybe Nikola Jokic and his brothers can get the Hollywood treatment, now that the Nuggets star has won back to back NBA MVP awards. Dude has reached legend status just based on this interview alone, accepting his trophy in some anonymous Serbian stable with the scary-ass steed lurking in the distance.

NIKOLA JOKIC: Probably, but I'm old, fat, and grumpy. Hopefully, I'm going to remember and [INAUDIBLE] tell my kids, back in the days, I was really get playing basketball.

JARED QUAY: The Joker is humble as hell and a great teammate, too, unlike someone else we know.

- Hold my nuts.

JARED QUAY: Listen here, I'm not saying Kyrie Irving is a bad teammate, but Nets general manager, Sean Marks, sure as hell implied yesterday when he was asked by a reporter if the team is committed to Kyrie long-term.

SEAN MARKS: I think we know what we're looking for. We're looking for guys that want to come in here, be part of something bigger than themselves, play selfless, play team basketball, and be available. And that goes not only for Kyrie, but for everybody here.

JARED QUAY: Ooh-ooh, shots are fired! Speaking of not being able to work because of COVID, Washington Mystics star Natasha Cloud has COVID not even a week into the WNBA season. And she took to Twitter, ripping the league and blaming their commercial airlines travel policy as the COVID culprit. Being stuck in a flying metal tube with a bunch of maskless strangers on your way to play a professional sport--

- Hard pass.

JARED QUAY: The Cleveland Guardians had to pass on their game against the White Sox yesterday, because multiple members of the organization, including manager Terry Francona, tested positive for COVID.

- When will it end? Will there ever be a time?

JARED QUAY: Man, everything is cyclical, like Christian Yelich becoming only the sixth player in MLB history to hit for the cycle three times. See what I did there? I had the cyclical, cycle, three-- you get the drift.