Giannis Antetokounmpo merely wasn’t going to permit his Bucks to fall right into a 3-0 gap towards the Suns within the 2021 NBA Finals.
“The Greek Freak” led Milwaukee to a dominant 120-100 victory over Phoenix on Sunday evening, posting 41 factors, 13 rebounds and 6 assists in Recreation 3. Antetokounmpo turned simply the second participant in NBA Finals historical past to whole 40-plus factors and 10-plus rebounds in consecutive video games (Shaquille O’Neal, 2000). He additionally acquired way more assist this time round, as Jrue Vacation (21 factors, 9 assists, 5 rebounds) and Khris Middleton (18 factors, seven rebounds, six assists) bounced again after depressing showings in Recreation 2.
Suns star Chris Paul had 19 factors and 9 assists within the loss, however his backcourt mate Devin Booker struggled all through Recreation 3, scoring simply 10 factors on 3-of-14 capturing. It was additionally a tough night for Deandre Ayton, who solely performed 24 minutes due to foul hassle.
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Suns vs. Bucks rating
Suns vs. Bucks reside updates, highlights from Recreation 3
Last: Bucks 120, Suns 100
10:30 p.m. — The Suns have all bench gamers on the ground now. This one is over.
10:25 p.m. — Giannis Antetokounmpo is a person on a mission. He is acquired 41 factors with greater than six minutes left within the fourth quarter.
10:15 p.m. — Cannot play significantly better protection right here. Chris Paul is fairly good, huh?
Finish of third quarter: Bucks 98, Suns 76
10 p.m. — Giannis. Beast Mode.
9:50 p.m. — Ship this to the Louvre.
9:40 p.m. — OH MY. CAMERON JOHNSON PUT P.J. TUCKER ON A POSTER.
9:35 p.m. — Good luck attempting to cease this man. Giannis Antetokounmpo is as much as 25 factors early within the fourth quarter.
Halftime: Bucks 60, Suns 45
9:10 p.m. — Uh, did the Bucks simply flip into the “Showtime” Lakers? What a robust run to shut the primary half.
9 p.m. — P.J. Tucker not solely avoids falling out of bounds but additionally finds Giannis Antetokounmpo for the monster dunk. The Bucks take the lead.
8:50 p.m. — Khris Middleton finishes by way of contact and goes to the road for his first free throw try of the collection. (Sure, you learn that accurately.)
Finish of first quarter: Suns 28, Bucks 25
8:40 p.m. — Feed the large man. Deandre Ayton leads all scorers with 12 factors on 6-of-7 capturing.
8:25 p.m. — Chris Paul to Deandre Ayton on the pick-and-roll? Yep, we have seen that work earlier than.
8:15 p.m. — Jrue Vacation scores the primary factors of Recreation 3. It might be nice for the Bucks if they will get him rolling early on the offensive finish.
8 p.m. — The followers hanging out within the Deer District are just a bit bit enthusiastic about watching their group within the NBA Finals.
7:40 p.m. — The starters for every group …
- Bucks: Jrue Vacation, Khris Middleton, P.J. Tucker, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez
- Suns: Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, Deandre Ayton
7:20 p.m. — Suns ahead Torrey Craig, who left Recreation 2 after struggling a proper knee damage, is formally out there to play in Recreation 3.
Suns vs. Bucks begin time
- Date: Sunday, July 11
- Begin time: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT
Recreation 3 of the NBA Finals will tip off at 8 p.m. ET. Video games 3 and 4 will probably be held at Fiserv Discussion board in Milwaukee.
Easy methods to watch the NBA Finals
Bucks vs. Suns will probably be broadcast reside on ABC. You may reside stream Recreation 3 through Watch ESPN or the Watch ESPN app.
The sport can be streamed on fuboTV, which gives a 7-day free trial.
NBA Finals schedule 2021
(All instances Jap)
(3) Bucks vs. (2) Suns: Phoenix leads 2-1
||Suns 118, Bucks 105
||Suns 118, Bucks 108
||Bucks 120, Suns 100
* If crucial