The Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns face off in Game 3 of the NBA Finals Live Stream at 6 p.m. Arizona time on Thursday. Will the Suns take a 2-0 lead in the series at Phoenix Suns Arena or will the Bucks even the series heading back to Milwaukee?
The Phoenix Suns (51-21, 13-4) are 5.5-point favorites heading into Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Milwaukee Bucks (46-26, 12-6) at Phoenix Suns Arena on Thursday, starting at 9:00 PM ET on ABC. The Suns hold a 1-0 lead in the series. The point total for the matchup is set at 219.5.
|Event Name:||Suns vs Bucks|
|Date:||11 July 2021|
|Where:||Phoenix Suns Arena — Phoenix, Arizona|
|Free Online Stream:||Watch Free Live|
The Phoenix Suns struck first in the NBA Finals. Now they’ll try to extend to a 2-0 series lead when they host the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 2 Thursday night.
Despite the 118-105 loss, perhaps the best news of all was that Giannis Antetokunmpo made it back to the lineup for the first time since suffering a leg injury that forced him out the last two games.
Even with the 2-time MVP looking healthy and a full go for the next game, oddsmakers have made the home-side Suns a 5.5-point favorite.
When is Game 23?
The Second Game of the 2021 NBA Finals tips off at 9 p.m. ET on July 8. Phoenix is hosting at the Phoenix Suns Arena.
Where to watch on TV
Game 2 will air on ABC beginning with NBA Countdown at 8:30 p.m. ET followed by the game at 9 p.m. ET.
NBA Finals Game 2 Live Stream Suns vs Bucks 2021
It’s the Milwaukee Bucks vs. the Phoenix Suns in the 2021 NBA Finals, and Game 2 tips off on Tuesday, July 8 at 9:00 p.m. ET at Phoenix Suns Arena — Phoenix, Arizona.
The Bucks beat the Atlanta Hawks in six games, culminating in a 118-107 win on Saturday to become Eastern Conference Champions. Khris Middleton put up 32 points for Milwaukee. Jrue Holiday was the next highest scorer with 27 points. Milwaukee led by just 4 points at halftime, then took off in the 3rd period, putting up 44 points to Atlanta’s 29. Atlanta bounced back, outscoring Milwaukee in the 4th, but it wasn’t enough to change the outcome.
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Suns: Phoenix came out of the gates incredibly strong in Game 1, and although the Bucks tried to keep it close it never really felt like the Suns were in jeopardy of losing that game. Although Paul led the Suns in scoring, the story of the night was Ayton’s dominance on both ends of the floor. Ayton’s presence on the floor will remain a storyline throughout the rest of this series, because as Milwaukee focuses heavily on Paul and Booker, Ayton will see more opportunities. So far, he’s taken advantage of those opportunities, as well as creating some for himself off of offensive boards and he’ll need to continue doing that to give the Suns an edge.
Bucks: If there was any concern about how Giannis would look in Game 1, those were quickly dashed when the final buzzer sounded, as he elevated for alley-oops, hustled for a phenomenal chase-down block, and asserted his physical dominance in the paint on both ends. He started slow but finished strong, and the key going into the next game will be getting Giannis going earlier in the game.
The other important key for the Bucks going into Game 2 is getting more help on offense out of role players like PJ Tucker, Bryn Forbes, and Pat Connaughton. Jrue Holiday also needs to perform drastically better on offense. Holiday went just 4-for-14 from the floor and missed all four of his 3-point attempts. While the Bucks acquired him last offseason for the upgrade he provides on the defensive end and his ability to run an offense, he also needs to start knocking down shots.
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There’s no question that the Suns have benefitted from the untimely injuries of great players in every series they’ve won on the way to the Finals. So what? Injuries alter the course of every season. And the Suns are a walking hospital ward themselves.
Paul has been banged up since the playoffs started, and missed two games after being placed in the NBA’s COVID-19 protocol. Booker got his nose broken in about 27 places — note: slight exaggeration. Cameron Johnson missed a game with a non-COVID-19-related illness. Payne hurt his ankle.
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Suns vs Bucks Game 1 NBA Final 2021 Preview
Two long-struggling franchises take the stage for the NBA Finals 2021 as the Suns face off against the Bucks. Phoenix has never won an NBA title, while the Bucks have captured just a single banner in their existence, which came back in 1971. The Bucks have not been back to the Finals since they won, while the Suns have not been there since 1993.
It’s also the first trip for Suns veteran guard Chris Paul to the Finals after years of being so close. He’s dealt with injuries this offseason which has slowed his production but delivered his Mona Lisa as Phoenix punched its ticket against the Clippers — 41 points on 16-of-24 shooting, including 7-of-8 on 3-pointers. The “Point God” also notched eight assists with zero turnovers.