NBA Finals Match Preview -- Phoenix Suns vs Milwaukee Bucks Game 2

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NBA Finals -- Phoenix Suns vs Milwaukee Bucks

Play Time: Thursday,Jul 8 2021 21:00

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NBA Finals Match Preview -- Phoenix Suns vs Milwaukee Bucks Game 2

 

A third-quarter scoring burst allowed the Phoenix Suns to overcome the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 1 of the 2021 NBA Finals. 

 

Mike Budenholzer's men showed some mettle late during the matchup and will now be looking to fire back in Game 2 on Thursday night.

 

 

NBA Finals Match Preview -- Phoenix Suns vs Milwaukee Bucks Game 2

 

Phoenix Suns 

The Phoenix Suns have won seven of their first nine home games this postseason and are in search of their first NBA title in franchise history. Besides Jae Crowder drawing a blank from the field, everything went according to plan for the Phoenix Suns in Game 1. On Tuesday, Phoenix built an eight-point halftime lead and outscored the Bucks by eight points during the decisive third quarter. They went into the matchup hoping to torch the Milwaukee Bucks from mid-range and did exactly that. The Suns converted 25 of their 26 free-throw attempts and shot 47 percent from the field.

 

 

 

NBA Finals Match Preview -- Phoenix Suns vs Milwaukee Bucks Game 2

 

Milwaukee Bucks

The Bucks have split their first ten road games this postseason and are looking to win their first title since the 1970-1971 season. The Milwaukee Bucks were buoyed by the return of Giannis Antetokounmpo in the early portions of Game 1. Giannis' movement seemed fine and he was able to command the paint. The main reason the Bucks ended up losing, though, was their inability to defend the Phoenix Suns' mid-range game. In Game One, Milwaukee shot 45 percent from the field and trailed by as many as 20 points during the road loss.

Milwaukee G Khris Middleton knocked down 12-for-26 from long distance and finished with a team-high 29 points. Giannis Antetokounmpo added 20 points and 17 rebounds in a losing effort for the Bucks.

 

Prediction

These are the top two teams in defensive efficiency in the playoffs therefore it’s believed that the Bucks will be more locked in on defense. Therefore, take the under!

 

 

Mike's Tips: Under 221

 

 

 

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