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Giannis with a clear message post game.
The Milwaukee Bucks returned home and rallied to cut the Phoenix Suns series lead to 2-1 with a blow out win in Game 3. Giannis Antetokounmpo was a man on a mission as he led a desperate Bucks side to a 120-100 victory at the Fiserv Forum.
Unstoppable Giannis got help in Game 3
There was a lot of chatter pregame about the other Bucks stars stepping up and helping the Greek after Thursday’s loss in Phoenix. While Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday were instrumental in the win tonight, Giannis looked unstoppable despite hyperextending his knee less than two weeks ago.
Deandre Ayton kept the Suns level with the Bucks through the first quarter scoring 12 points in the first 12 minutes. Holiday started hot and Giannis got his busy night going early on.
Huge second quarter brings Bucks back to life
After an even first quarter, Phoenix went on an 8-0 run to jump out to a six point lead, but Milwaukee punched back after a Mike Budenholzer timeout. The home side responded by going on a 30-9 run led by Giannis and Middleton to end the half with a 15 point advantage heading into the third quarter.
Cam Johnson and Mikal Bridges brought the Suns back into the game with some fantastic shooting coming out of the break. The Bucks double digit advantage was cut to six midway through the quarter, bur rhe comeback hopes were squashed when Giannis and Holiday spurred Milwaukee to a 16-0 run.
Milwaukee extended the lead to 25 in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter and cruised to victory in blowout fashion.
Giannis with back-to-back 40 point games
For the second straight game Giannis scored 40 or more points and more than 10 rebounds, making him the only the third player in NBA history to post those numbers in back to back Finals games. In the return to his home court, the Greek went to the line 17 times hitting 13 of his attempts from the stripe and finishing his night with 41 and 13.
Jrue Holiday stepped up in the Bucks most important game of the season scoring 21 points and dishing out nine rebounds. Middleton provided some solid production scoring 18 and grabbing seven boards.
Booker's shooting struggles return
Chris Paul led the Suns in scoring with 19 points shooting over 50% from the field, but Devin Booker was locked down all game long. Last game’s MVP scored just 10 points on just 3 of 14 shooting.
The Game 3 win was the Bucks first NBA Finals victory in nearly 50 years, and they’ll look to even the series Wednesday night. The Bucks have already shown they can overcome a 2-0 series deficit when they won four of five against the Nets in the Eastern Conference Semis. Game 4 from Milwaukee will tip off at 9 pm ET from the Fiserv Forum.
Game 3 is all over and the Milwaukee Bucks bring the series to 2-1 going into the fourth game.
Nwora with a three to bring the game to a close.
Alexander pulls up from a step inside the arc.
1:18 to go in the fourth quarter.
Tucker with a baseline drive and the lay up off the glass.
Payne to Bridges on the backdoor cut and lay up.
Kominsky on the feed from Payne.
Holiday collects his own miss and gets the put back to go.
Timeout Suns with 3:24 to go.
Kominsky hits a mid range jumper.
Johnson hits two of two from the line.
Giannis heads to the bench and his shift is most likely done.
MIddleton gets the roll on the three ball.
Timeout from Milwaukee with 6:30 to go in the fourth.
Paul with the three ball from the left side.
Giannis on the alley oop lay up, and he's got 41.
Under 7 minutes to go in the fourth quarter.
Crowder hits another three, he's 6 of 7 for three.
Giannis skips around Crowder and slams it down.
Payne on the scoop in the paint.
Lopez knocks down a three.
Lopez to the line, gets two of two to go.
Paul on the crossover and pull up over Giannis. Timeout Bucks with 9:14 to go in the fourth quarter.
Under 10 to go in the fourth.
Portis called for a technial, Paul hits the FT
Crowder on the pull up from three point range.
Giannis with the flush off the Connaughton assist.
Giannis back to he line, gets one of two to go. He has shot 17 FTs so far.
Connaughton wide open for three to end the third quarter. 16-0 run for the Bucks to end the third quarter.
Giannis back to the line, hits both. He's hit 7 in a row.
Giannis with the put back off his own miss, gets the foul goes to the line and hits the FT.
Holiday from way down town!!! 12 points in the third for Holiday.
Giannis back to the line again, gets both to go out of the timeout.
Timeout in Milwaukee with 2:37 to go in the third quarter.
Connaughton punches back with a three in the left corner.
Crowder drops his third three of the quarter
Portis goes to the line, after another offensive rebound and gets two of two.
Paul with a jumper in the paint.
Holiday with back to back three balls after the offensive rebound from Portis.
Paul to the line after Tucker picks up his fourth foul, hits one of two.
Holiday answers back with a three ball.
Johnson with a three off the pass from Bridges. 10 points for Johnson in the third.
Johnson with a three off the pass from Bridges. 10 points for Johnson in the third.
Bridges hits a mid range jumper
Holiday strings a three ball.
Johnson on another close range effort.
Giannis finds Connaughton down low for the lay up.
Bridges wins the tip, collects and gets the slam.
Johnson with a finger roll off the glass.
The call stands and Johnson completes the three point play.
Johnson with the DUNK OF THE PLAYOFFS!!! Taking off from a step inside the FT line and putting Tucker on a poster. There was a foul on Tucker that is being challenged. Timeout with 7:54 to go in the third.
Under 8 to go in the third.
Giannis down low with an offensive rebound and put back.
Crowder drops a three ball from the left side.
Giannis back to the line, and hits two of two.
Booker to the line after getting fouled by Middleton. Booker gets one of two.
Giannis finds the loose ball underneath after a scuffle and gets the dunk.
Crowder strings a three from the top of the key.
Giannis goes to the line, after Ayton picks up the foul. One of two FTs good for the Greek.
Giannis uses the eurostep to create an easy finger roll.
Ayton down low, and he's now 8 of 10 from the field.
Booker gets to the rim and will be happy to see that basket drop after a tough first half.
We are back in play for the second half from the Fiserv Forum.
Booker has just 7 points on 2-11 shooting
Ayton has 16 points of 7-9 shooting from the field.
Giannis leads the Bucks with 18 and Middleton has 15 to take the Bucks to the Halftime break up 15.
MIddleton dropped 15 first half points
The first half comes to a close. Milwaukee ends the half with a 10-0 run and 30-9 run since the Bucks timeout with 9:05 to go in the second quarter.
MIddleton to the line after Ayton commits his third foul. Both FTs good to stretch lead to 15.
Portis for three in the right corner
The Bucks have their largest lead of the NBA Finals.
Portis on a slam after a great fastbreak by the Bucks.
Tucker in the right corner for three!
Payne on the drive on the left side, banks it home gets the foul and hits the FT for the three point play.
Ginnis on the Euro Step and finger roll. They are on a 20-6 run and the Suns need a timeout with 3:44 to go in the second quarter.
Tucker finds Holiday on the slash to the rack.
Holiday gets the push shot to go from the baseline.
Paul finds Kominsky off the pick and roll.
Booker gets the pull up to go from 17 feet.
Giannis with a strong move again down low, 14-2 run for the Bucks.
Giannis fouled by Bridges and gets the short shot off the glass to drop. FT is good to convert the three point play .
Giannis with a tomahawk slam after an air ball from Lopez is saved Tucker who found the Greek fom the baseline. Timeout Suns with 6:45 to go in the second quarter.
Lopez this time off the dribble getting to the rim and drops a finger roll.
Paul with another jumper from the elbow.
MIddleton drop a three ball to cut the lead to one.
Holiday dump it off to Lopez down low.
Payne gets a floater in the lane, and the Suns are on an 8-0 run. Timeout Milwaukee with 9:05 to go in the second.
Ayton with a mid range jumper. He's got 16 already.
Ayton to the line, hits two of two.
Paul hits the pull up jumper from a step inside the three point line.
Middleton drives right, and banks in a lay up and gets fouled. FT is good to complete the three point play.
Giannis with the put back off the Portis miss.
Ayton leads all scorers with 12 points, while Giannis and Middleton have 7 a piece.
The first quarter comes to a close with the Suns leading by 3 after 12 minutes.
Timeout in Milwaukee with 1:18 to go in the first quarter.
Portis on the reverse dunk off the Giannis assist.
Crowder open for three from downtown.
Portis down low after Middleton passes out of the doubleteam.
Johnson with a drive down the right side, and finishes off the glass.
Booker finally gets a three to drop after missing his first three.
Middleton gets the jumper after the Giannis pass.
Ayton with a spot up over Giannis, he's 6 for 7 from the field.
Giannis fouled by Payne, goes to the line and hits two of two.
Ayton back in the paint, gets the short range effort to go. He's got 10 in the first 7 minutes.
Holiday finds Giannis off the pick and roll for the dunk.
Ayton on the turn around jump hook.
Timeout Bucks with 6:03 to go in the first quarter.
Paul on another fade away from the elbow. He's started 3-4 from the field.
Middleton with a quick trigger three
Ayton off the pick and roll for an big slam.
MIddleton with a mid range jumper off the dribble.
Ayton down low, gets his second field goal to drop.
Holiday with a lay up, he's got a quick 5.
Paul on the fade away from the baseline.
Giannis asked for a subsitiution after making the and 1. We will keep an eye on him.
Booker fouled by Tucker on the three point attempt, hits two of three.
Giannis on the offensive rebound, put back and gets the foul, FT is good to convert the three point play
Paul opens his account with a pull up from the elbow.
Lopez underneath off the feed from Giannis.
Ayton streaks down the lane for an easy lay up
Holiday in the left corner for three
We are underway in Game 3 from Miwaukee.
Phoenix are 6-2 on the road this season.
All eyes will be on Jrue Holiday and Khris MIddleton. Giannis is almost guarenteed to post big numbers, but the other stars will need to step up for Milwaukee tonight.
The starting 5s are being announced at Fiserv Forum and we are just minutes away from tip.
The Bucks were the league's leading offensive team in the regular season and they will need bring that high powered offense into tonight's game.
The Bucks are 4.5 point favorites at home with the Over/Under set at 220.
The Bucks have been 2-0 this post season against the Brooklyn Nets.
Khris Middleton previews tonights game "They took care of their home court. We have to find a way to do the same. It starts with the first one at them, though. We've got to come out, be prepared and be ready for a dogfight. We have been in this hole before. It's not going to be easy, but we've got to find a way to do it."
Giannis looked back to his best last game when he posted 42 and 12 rebounds in Game 3.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has made a miraculous comeback after suffering a hyperextended knee in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Hawks.
The Suns lead the series 2-0 thanks to a couple fanstasitc performances from their super stars. Chris Paul and Devin Booker have paced the Suns for the opening two games of the series.
Hello everyone and welcome to Game 3 of the NBA Finals from Fiserv Forum.
Hello everyone and welcome to Wisconsin for Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Phoenix Suns and the Milwaukee Bucks. AS English will be providing live coverage, highlights, stats and scores for tonight’s pivotal contest from Fiserv Forum.
The Suns lead the series 2-0 after winning the opening games in Arizona. Chris Paul made up for lost time in his debut game in the NBA Finals after 16 years in the league. He erupted for 32 points in his first ever Finals game on Tuesday night. Devin Booker then led the way in Game 2 with his eighth 30 plus point performance of this post season.
Booker is averaging 27 points and 6 rebounds a night this postseason while Paul is getting 19 points and almost 9 assists a game in the playoffs despite battling a shoulder injury and Covid in this title run.
The Bucks are remaining calm, despite having their backs against the wall going into Game 3 of the NBA Finals. The leagues top scoring offense in the regular season has struggled to find their form over the last two games. They are averaging just 106.5 points a night in the Finals.
Giannis Antetokounmpo returned from a knee injury he suffered last series in Game 1 on Tuesday. After a speedy recovery from the hyperextended knee, he looked good in the opening contest of the series, and great on Thursday. In Game 2 the Greek went for 42 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in a losing effort.
Milwaukee is going to need input from each and everyone of the role players tonight. Giannis will most likely be dominant as he has been for the last 4 seasons, but Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday and Brook Lopez will have to be great tonight for the Bucks to cut into the Suns lead tonight.
Giannis is averaging 28 points and 13 rebounds this post season, but will be expecting Middleton to step up tonight. Middleton had 29 in Game 1, and is averaging 23 points and 8 rebound.
The Suns have a chance to go up 3-0 in the series, a hole that no NBA team has ever climbed out of in the history of the league. Tip off of Game 3 from the Fiserv Forum is set for 8 pm ET/ 5 pm PT.