The Milwaukee Bucks have worked their way to a 3-2 lead in the NBA Finals after a 123-119 victory over the Phoenix Suns. Provided a win on Tuesday night, the Bucks can secure the title.
However, the Suns had started the game like a battering ram with basket after basket and an unassailable defense. After the first quarter, Phoenix was leading 37-21. In the second quarter, however, there was a strong reaction from the Bucks, who managed to contain the Suns offensively. At the break, the Bucks had already settled the score in their favor: 61-64.
Both teams were even more even in the third quarter. However, Antetokounmpo and his buddies managed to widen the gap further to 90-100. Phoenix seemed to find no more offensive solutions and too often called on star player Devin Booker (40 points) to make the difference.
However, the Suns came up again in the fourth quarter. Two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo even missed three free throws in the final minute, keeping the match exciting until the final seconds. In the end, the Bucks came out on top with 123-119. Tuesday they get the chance to finish it at home. Game 6 will be played Tuesday night in Milwaukee (Wednesday at 3pm with us). The eventual seventh game is scheduled for Thursday evening in Phoenix (Friday at 3 o’clock with us).