Game 6: Can the Milwaukee Bucks score a victory at the NBA Finals? – Film Daily
Tonight, basketball fans from around the world will tune in to watch Game six of the 2021 NBA Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns. As it stands, the Milwaukee Bucks hold a 3-2 score over the Phoenix Suns, much thanks to an exciting finish in game five in Phoenix which saw the Suns make several poor decisions down the stretch, leaving Giannis Antetokounmpo aka The “Greek Freak” to capitalize.
If the Milwaukee Bucks can win on their home floor tonight, then it will be the first NBA championship for Milwaukee since the early 1970s, back in the days of Oscar Robinson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who was known as Lew Alcindor in that era. The game, which is currently set to tip off at 9 p.m. eastern time on ABC, will be the last chance for former NBA MVP Chris Paul to save his Suns from elimination.
It is the battle of two small-market teams, a refreshing quest to the NBA landscape given the recent competitive years between big markets such as Los Angeles, Golden State, Miami, etc. But can Milwaukee actually pull this off? They were after all underdogs going into the series, as the Phoenix Suns have clearly been the buzzsaw of the 2021 playoffs given their exciting young core led by the veteran CP3. Will you watch?
Fiserv Forum will be rockin’ tonight in downtown Milwaukee, as well as the infamous “Deer District” which is located just outside of the arena, expected to host up to 65,000 fans with multiple giant screens as Milwaukee aims to eliminate the Phoenix Suns and win the 2021 NBA championship. The Bucks have no doubt been playing the better basketball in the last couple of games, but does Phoenix have one last great run in them?
The Phoenix Suns, which are led by NBA veteran Chris Paul and up-and-coming star and boyfriend of Kendall Jenner Devin Booker, have played to near perfection throughout the 2021 NBA playoffs. However, when the score was settled between these two teams after game four, Phoenix had a wonderful opportunity to put the pressure on Milwaukee and take game five in PHX. However, they failed miserably in this task.
With the game tied, Devin Booker made a dumb turnover with just a minute left on the clock, as Jrue Holiday stripped the ball from Booker and led the fast-break which led to a Giannis Antetokounmpo dunk, a play in which Chris Paul fouled him in the process and turned a potential two-point play into a three-point play. It was a blunder amongst blunders, as Phoenix had multiple chances to score late but seemingly couldn’t.
While Phoenix has been trending down in terms of their play, Milwaukee has been trending up, as The Greek Freak has received tons of help from his supporting cast, including Chris Middleton, Bobby Portis, Jrue Holiday, and Pat Connaughton. The Bucks are playing their best basketball of the season, and it’s looking like they have no plans on stopping now.
Will there be a game 7?
While it’s easy to point out that Phoenix has underachieved in these Finals, you simply cannot rule out the competitive spirit as well as the talent of Chris Paul, Devin Booker, DeAndre Ayton, Cam Payne, and the rest of the Phoenix Suns. They might have lost track of who they are in these last two games, but they’re capable of turning it on at any moment, especially tonight where they could even the score.
Chris Paul is over 35 years old, and this could very well be his last chance to become an NBA champion, as multiple injury-riddled teams will be coming back next season in full force, including LeBron and the Lakers, Steph Curry and the Warriors, Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets, as well as other potential juggernauts.
Devin Booker will need to compose himself and avoid playing “hero ball”, a trap that Milwaukee is clearly doing a good job setting up for the young star. As well, Chris Paul will need to return to becoming a floor general and less of a shooter, and will have to find ways to make players around him better in terms of creating open shots as well as calling out defensive schemes. Otherwise, it could very well be Milwaukee’s night.