NBA Finals Matchup: Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns
Date: 6th July 2021
Time: 9:00 PM ET
The Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns are set to tip-off for the NBA Finals. The Milwaukee Bucks eliminated Trae Young and The Atlanta Hawks, while the Phoenix Suns eliminated the LA Clippers. By doing so, both franchises made the NBA Finals.
Chris Paul and Giannis Antetokoumnpo have battled injuries in this postseason. However, they have both made the NBA Finals for the first time in their careers. Therefore, whether the Bucks or Suns win, a generational talent will add a championship to his legacy.
The Phoenix Suns host the Milwaukee Bucks for games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals. This is because the Suns finished the season as the second seed, while the Bucks finished as the third seed
Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns NBA Finals game 1 prediction
The Milwaukee Bucks are favoured to win game 1. Giannis Antetokounmpo suffered a hyperextended knee in game 4 of the ECF. His exact recovery rate and chances of playing are still unknown. Therefore he is not expected to play in game 1 as of this moment. However, Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton are more than capable enough to win game 1. They will be the hardest backcourt for Booker and Paul have had to guard this postseason.
The LA Lakers focused on Lebron and AD. Jamal Murray of the Denver Nuggets didn’t play in the Suns- Nuggets series. The LA Clippers focused on Paul George in the absence of Kawhi. Therefore, the Phoenix Suns are yet to face a seasoned backcourt in this postseason.
Jrue Holiday is also one of the best defenders in the league. He can guard the most elite players during pivotal stretches of the game. He will prove to be a menace to the Phoenix Suns on the defensive end. Additionally, Brook Lopez and Bobby Portis are certainly good enough to contain Deandre Ayton.
The Milwaukee Bucks have the size and skill to win game 1 even without the Greek Freak. Chris Paul came off a 41 PTS 8 AST 4 RBD game 6. He did so to eliminate the LA Clippers. He is not expected to have such a dominant performance again in game 1 of the NBA Finals. Therefore the Milwaukee Bucks are favoured to win game 1
Giannis Antetokounmpo- Game time decison
Abdel Nader- out for the season
How to watch Bucks vs Suns?
Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns will be televised nationally on ABC at 9 pm ET. International users can watch the game on NBA League Pass.