The Bucks will have to slow down Chris Paul and the Suns if they want to win Game 2
The Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks tipped off their best-of-seven series to determine the NBA champion on Tuesday with Chris Paul leading Phoenix to a 118-105 victory. After a quick turnaround, the Bucks and Suns are back at it on Tuesday night in Game 2 with Giannis Antetokounmpo hoping to lead Milwaukee to an upset win to even the series. While there is still plenty of basketball left to be played in Phoenix, it is the Suns who own a double-digit lead over the Bucks at the halftime break.
Paul was fantastic in Game 1, finishing the win with 32 points and nine assists, but he had plenty of help as Deandre Ayton and Devin Booker had standout performances of their own combining for 49 points. On the other end of the spectrum, Antetokounmpo looked like his knee wasn’t bothering him much as he poured in 20 points while grabbing 17 rebounds and dishing out four assists. Khris Middleton did what we’ve grown accustomed to seeing from him by scoring 29 points of his own but Milwaukee will need more out of Jrue Holiday, who shot just 4-four-14 from the field in Game 1, if they want to steal homecourt advantage with a win on Thursday night.
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