Sport Suns vs. Bucks score, results: Chris Paul leads Phoenix to Game 1 win over Milwaukee
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Chris Paul went into full "Point God" mode in the first NBA Finals game of his career, leading the Suns to a 118-105 win and 1-0 series lead over the Bucks.
The 11-time All-Star scored 32 points and dished out nine assists in Tuesday night's Game 1,to post at least 30 points and eight assists in a Finals debut. Paul had plenty of help, as five other Phoenix players hit double-figures in the scoring department, including Devin Booker (27 points, six assists, three steals) and Deandre Ayton (22 points, 19 rebounds).
Two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, who rejoined Milwaukee's starting lineup for the first time since suffering a knee injury in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals, totaled 20 points, 17 rebounds and four assists in the loss. Khris Middleton led all Bucks players with 29 points.
NBA Finals schedule 2021: Full dates, times, TV channels & live streams to watch Bucks vs. Suns
Here is everything you need to know about watching the 2021 NBA Finals.The Bucks and Suns each won their conference finals series in six games to reach what should be an entertaining NBA Finals. Milwaukee shut the door on Atlanta with Giannis Antetokounmpo out for the final two games, and Phoenix defeated a feisty Clippers squad behind a terrific closeout performance from Chris Paul.
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Suns vs. Bucks score
Suns vs. Bucks live updates, highlights from Game 1
(All times Eastern)
Final: Suns 118, Bucks 105
11:20 p.m. — Chris Paul hits the brakes hard, and Giannis Antetokounmpo has no chance. Not looking great for the Bucks here.
CP3 attacks, puts on the brakes and finishes through the contact... he's got 32!— NBA (@NBA) on ABC
11:10 p.m. — And a strong response from the Suns. The Bucks still have time, but they can't keep trading runs.
Cam Johnson stops, pops, puts theup 12 and has the building buzzing!
Basketball - NBA (Finals): Phoenix wins the first match
© Panoramic Phoenix Milwaukee 070721 Phoenix leads 1-0 in the NBA finals against Milwaukee (who was able to count on Giannis antetokounmpo), after his victory 118-105 home. The Paul-Booker-Ayton trio has been excellent. Phoenix is only three victories of his first NBA champion title! Battus in the final in 1976 by Boston and 1993 by Chicago, the Suns perfectly started their series against Milwaukee, winning 118-105 at home, in front of 16,557 fans raging.
5 minutes left in Game 1 on ABC— NBA (@NBA)
11:05 p.m. — Signs of life from the Bucks. A Bryn Forbes 3-pointer cuts the deficit down to nine with just under eight minutes remaining.
Bryn Forbes connects from downtown to cut the lead to single digits!92 101
7:46 left in Game 1 on ABC— NBA (@NBA)
End of third quarter: Suns 92, Bucks 75
10:50 p.m. — CP3 is just cooking right now. The Suns are firmly in control.
Dance and lay-in.
3 straight buckets for Chris Paul gives him a game-high 27 PTS on ABC (16 in 3rd).— NBA (@NBA)
10:40 p.m. — The Bucks are in the danger zone. The Suns have extended their lead to 16 points midway through the third quarter.
Ayton rebounds, runs the floor and throws down the lob from CP3!up 16 in Game 1 on ABC
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How to watch Suns vs. Bucks basketball gameMilwaukee @ Phoenix— NBA (@NBA)
10:30 p.m. — Chris Paul drills the 3-pointer, and Brook Lopez gets hit with a flagrant foul for not giving the shooter enough space to land. The Suns are starting to create some separation.
Chris Paul from deep... plus the foul!52 62
2nd half of Game 1 on ABC— NBA (@NBA)
Halftime: Suns 57, Bucks 49
10:10 p.m. — Wow. That is a LeBron-esque chasedown block by Giannis Antetokounmpo.
"Blocked by Antetokounmpo... WHAT A RECOVERY!" ????— NBA (@NBA) on ABC
9:55 p.m. — Chris Paul and Devin Booker: Masters of the midrange.
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Book & CP3 with back-to-back midrange jumpers on ABC!— NBA (@NBA) up 7 in the 2nd quarter of Game 1
9:50 p.m. — Suns forward Dario Saric is out for the rest of Game 1. He appeared to suffer a knee injury on a drive to the basket in the first quarter.
Dario Saric (right knee) will not return tonight, the team says.
Everyone Said The Same Thing About Suns Possession That Went Viral
The Phoenix Suns used a massive second quarter to open up an 11-point lead on the Milwaukee Bucks at halftime of Game 2. One particular possession just before intermission stood out. Holding an eight-point lead, Suns point guard Chris Paul pushed the ball into the frontcourt where his team seemed to have a numbers advantage. […] The post Everyone Said The Same Thing About Suns Possession That Went Viral appeared first on The Spun.— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews)
End of first quarter: Suns 30, Bucks 26
9:40 p.m. — So apparently Giannis Antetokounmpo's knee is made of Adamantium.
ANOTHA GIANNIS DUNK.— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks)
9:30 p.m. — What a spectacular finish by Devin Booker.
Devin Booker attacks and goes up and under with the left! ????— NBA (@NBA) 15 16 on ABC
9:15 p.m. — Giannis Antetokounmpo is moving well early. He's got four points and three rebounds in four minutes.
Giannis attacking early ????— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA)
8:45 p.m. — The starters for each team ...
- Bucks: Jrue Holiday, Khris Middleton, P.J. Tucker, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez
- Suns: Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, Deandre Ayton
8:30 p.m. — And there it is. The two-time NBA MVP is back in the starting lineup.
Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) will play tonight in Game 1 of The Finals against the Phoenix Suns, league sources tell— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) .
8:15 p.m. — With tipoff fast approaching, the Bucks still haven't announced whether Giannis Antetokounmpo will play in Game 1.
Giannis warms up ahead ofGame 1.
NBA playoffs: Chris Paul's 41 points put away Clippers, Suns advance to first NBA Finals since 1993
Chris Paul looked like a man playing for his first trip to an NBA Finals in a 16-year career, and that performance now has his Phoenix Suns one series away from their first-ever championship. The Suns defeated the shorthanded Los Angeles Clippers 130-103 to win the Western Conference finals and advance to the Finals, their first trip since 1993. It took a vintage night from Paul, for better or worse, to get them there. Paul finished with 41 points on 16-of-24 shooting (7-of-8 from deep), eight assists, four rebounds and three steals. BIG-TIME FOUR-POINT PLAY FROM CHRIS PAUL ???? pic.twitter.— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks)
Suns vs. Bucks start time today
- Date: July 6
- Time: 9 p.m. ET
Game 1 of the NBA Finals will start at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 6. Phoenix will host Games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals before the series moves to Milwaukee for Games 3 and 4.
How to watch the NBA Finals
- TV channel: ABC
- Live stream: ESPN app,
Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Bucks and Suns tips off Tuesday on ABC. Cord-cutters have several streaming options to watch the game, including the ESPN streaming app and fuboTV,.
Fans in Canada can watch Game 1 on TSN 1/4.
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How will Chris Paul's legacy be affected after NBA Finals loss? .
The Phoenix Suns began the NBA Finals doing what they were supposed to do in taking care of home and heading to Milwaukee up 2-0. Before the Bucks’ 105-98 Game 6 victory on Tuesday to win their first NBA title in 50 years, there was a stat circulating that if Paul and the Suns felt short, he would be the first player to lose four best-of-seven series after his team was up 2-0. It takes away from the defensive adjustments made by Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer after Game 2. It takes away from the timely daggers Khris Middleton delivered on. Looking solely at Paul’s numbers against the Bucks, he performed in star fashion: 21.8 points per game, 8.2 assists per game, 54.