This is why the Milwaukee Bucks brought him here. Jrue Holiday came up massive in the closing seconds of Game 3 as he made the winning lay-up to avoid the dreaded 0-3 hole against the Brooklyn Nets.
Check out this absolutely clutch bucket here:
JRUE HOLIDAY FOR THE LEAD 🔥 pic.twitter.com/myDH1C1HWI
— ESPN (@espn) June 11, 2021
The Bucks guard’s heroics were as timely as it could get. Holiday struggled mightily in Game 3, as he finished with just nine points, making just four of his 14 shot attempts.
His Bucks teammates, however, both had spectacular nights. Khris Middleton was their primary weapon late, as he finished with 35 points and 15 rebounds to match Kevin Durant shot for shot. Giannis Antetokounmpo was his usual dominant self, as he tallied 33 points and 14 rebounds.
Milwaukee’s blown games like this in the past more often than Bucks fans would like to remember. As great as Antetokounmpo is, when the game gets tight in the clutch and he needs a one-on-one basket, it gets tough for him to create. Middleton used to be the only other source of offense in those situations.
With Jrue Holiday able to serve as another dynamic offensive weapon, the Bucks have a totally different look to them late. He didn’t even play well in this one but performed when it mattered most.
The Bucks stay alive. Game 4 is on Sunday.