NBA Finals Matchup: Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns
Date: 8th July
Time: 9:00 PM (ET)
The Phoenix Suns locked horns with the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 1 of the 2021 NBA Finals. Both teams are hungry for a ring. Devin Booker and Chris Paul are up against the likes of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton. Game1 went the Suns’ way. Chris Paul along with Deandre Ayton and Devin Booker stopped the Bucks in their path. Playing in front of a home crown, Devin Booker and CP3 made a spectacular NBA Finals debut. Cp3 put up 32 points with 4 rebounds and nine assists For the Bucks, Khris Middleton put up 29 points with 7 rebounds and 4 assists.
Phoenix Suns vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Finals Game 2 Prediction
Giannis and Chris Paul suffered injuries/sickness these playoffs. Before the start of the series, fans and analysts said that Giannis’s health would define who takes home a ring. The Suns were in a mood to prove everyone wrong and they did so in game 1. After analyzing the proceedings of game 1, it is safe to say that the Suns will take home game 2.
Chris Paul has had a wonderful playoff run this season. Not even a Covid scare could keep the 36-year-old from fighting to bring home his first ring. Paul will have to keep up his good form on both ends of the court in order to give the Suns a 2-0 lead. He will have enough assistance from the young Devin Booker. CP3 has averaged 18.1 points, 8.7 assists and 3. rebounds per game this postseason. In game 1 against the Bucks, he had an FG% of 63.2 shooting 57.1% from the three-point line.
The Bucks defence has been slow. The Suns took advantage of this and recorded most of their points through lay-ups and mid-range shots. The Bucks will have to put a stop to a drop coverage defence if they intend to stop the Suns. Paul and Booker are lethal when it comes to mid-range shots and the Bucks have gifted them two stars open shots in the same area.
The Sun’s role players dominated the Bucks. Deandre Ayton has stepped up and given all the support he can to Paul and Booker. The Milwaukee Bucks are yet to figure out how to put the brakes on Ayton. The Phoenix Bench also arrived at the party. Cameron Payne and Cameron Johnson both put up ten points each, giving the Bucks more to worry about when the Bucks pen down defence strategies for game 2. The good news for the Bucks is that Giannis seems to be in good health after returning from the injury.
Giannis Anteokounmpo: Day-to-Day (Knee)
Abdel Nader: Ruled Out For The Season
How To Watch Suns vs Bucks?
Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns will be televised nationally on ABC at 9 pm ET. International users can also stream the game on NBA League Pass.