Sport Chris Paul went straight to the locker room without shaking hands as the Bucks won NBA title
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Losing a chance at an NBA championship has to be a beyond disappointing experience, especially when it happens on an opponent’s home floor amid the confetti and people streaming onto the court.
Suns point guard Chris Paul was in no mood to experience any of that — or to congratulate the Bucks on the floor.
Following theof the NBA Finals, Paul could be seen heading straight for the tunnel and locker room as the clock ticked down to zeros.
The ABC on ESPN broadcast focused in on Paul, who had reached his first NBA Finals in his 16-year career, as he made his way up the tunnel while the celebration played out on the court.
Suns vs. Bucks score, results: Chris Paul leads Phoenix to Game 1 win over Milwaukee
Sporting News provided live updates and highlights from Game 1 the 2021 NBA Finals. Check out all the highlights you missed right here. MORE: Watch the NBA Finals live with fuboTV (7-day trial) Suns vs. Bucks score Game 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final Suns 30 27 35 26 118 Bucks 26 23 27 29 105 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!#NBAFinals on ABC pic.
Many of Paul’s teammates did remain on the court to shake hands with some of the Bucks players before following Paul, but the early exit was reminiscent offollowing the 2018 Finals loss to Golden State.
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After the game, Paul emphasized that he had no plans to retire. And that he plans to get back to work to chase his first title.
"For me it just means back to work. Nothing more, nothing less. There are no moral victories. We've seen what it takes to get here, and hopefully we see what it takes to get past that." - Chris Paul on getting to his first Finals
Bucks keeping it light while Suns hungry in NBA Finals
Giannis Antetokounmpo wants the Milwaukee Bucks to enjoy a light atmosphere for Sunday's game three of the NBA Finals while Chris Paul wants the Phoenix Suns intense and hungry. But it's the Bucks who desperately need a victory, down 2-0 in the best-of-seven championship showdown, while the Suns know no NBA team has won a playoff series after dropping the first three games. "We all understand what kind of game we're getting ourselves into. WeBut it's the Bucks who desperately need a victory, down 2-0 in the best-of-seven championship showdown, while the Suns know no NBA team has won a playoff series after dropping the first three games.— Gerald Bourguet (@GeraldBourguet)
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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.