Here are the scores, updates, and results of the NBA 2020-2021 Playoffs in the Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks (MIL) against the Phoenix Suns (PHX) on July 12, 2021 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at the Fiserv Forum.
The Milwaukee Bucks takes Game 3 with a blowout-win against the Phoenix Suns at the Fiserv Forum with a final score of 120-100.
Giannis Antetokounmpo went beast-mode against the Suns as he scored 41 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds. Not only that, but “The Greek Freak” also had 6 assists after playing for 38 minutes. In addition to his brilliant performance, he also went 13-17 from the charity stripe. Antetokounmpo joins Shaquille O’Neal with 40+ points and 10+ rebounds recorded in a back-to-back game in the Finals.
“We knew what kind of game this was going to be,” Antetokounmpo shared. “We knew that if we lose the game you’re in the hole.”
The Bucks as a team went 43-90 in their shots and splashed 14 of their 36 looks from outside the three-point arc. They also had 47 rebounds against the Suns’ 36.
“I said it after last game. This team’s not going to give in. They’re going to keep playing all the way through,” Suns’ Booker, who had a terrible night, shared his thoughts on the opposing team’s performance in Game 3. “So we have to bring that same effort that we had in the first two games and I think we’ll be in good shape.”
After two decent games, Jrue Holiday tallied 21 points, made five three-point shots, and had 9 dimes, nearly finishing the game with a double-double performance.
“We all hate to lose and we know the ultimate goal,” Holiday shared.
The Bucks rallied in the second quarter to get away from the tight scores that were being scored by both teams. At the of the second quarter, the Bucks scored 35 points in that quarter alone against the Suns’ 17.
Chris Paul, Devin Booker, and Deandre Ayton came up short against the Bucks. Devin Booker had a not-so-good night, scoring only 10 points on 3-14 shooting. Also, he went 1-7 from the beyond the three-point line. Paul scored 19 while Ayton had 18. Jae Crowder’s points were all from outside the three-point line, he went 6-7 from there and had 18 points.
The series will resume on Thursday at 9:00 AM for Game 4 of the NBA Finals.
Bucks vs Suns
28-25; 17-35; 31-38; 24-22
Bucks (120) – Antetokounmpo 41, Holiday 21, Middleton 18, Lopez 11, Portis 11
Suns (100) – Paul 19, Crowder 18, Ayton 18, Johnson 14, Booker 10