3 keys for the Milwaukee Bucks to close out Chicago Bulls in Game 5

Apr 24, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
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The Milwaukee Bucks need to close out this series with a bang in Game 5

This is more of a subjective thing and it doesn’t really matter at the end of the day, but after two dominant performances on the road following a disappointing loss at home, it sure would be nice to just shut the door on the Bulls with a third straight emphatic win, right?

I know the goal is always to win by as many points as possible but there’s a mentality thing about closing out a series with a big win (especially at home, against a rival) that would just be the cherry on top before the Bucks go on to the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals.

Chicago came out and surprised a lot of people (including myself) with how well they played in the first two games of the series, especially on defense. Sure, some of the errors were of Milwaukee’s own doing, but some credit needs to be given as well.

The Bucks responded as a championship team should and left no doubt who was the better team in the last two games and that’s the same mentality that should be had for this game as well. If they want to put their foot down and let the league know that the defending champs are still the defending champs, closing out this series with a performance like they had the last two games would be a start!

All of this is obviously very subjective and no team is going to take the Bucks lightly whether they win by 50 points or one point, but just for my own mental and physical well-being, just blow ’em out and get this series over with so I can look smart with by Bucks in five prediction (even though I didn’t expect the lone win to be in Milwaukee).

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The Milwaukee Bucks tip-off a potential closeout Game 5 tonight at 6:30 pm CT.