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 15, 2021 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at the Fiserv Forum.
Khris Middleton’s superb performance in Game 4 made the crowd come off from their seats and cheered for their team at the Fiserv Forum as the Bucks ties the series two games apiece. Middleton tallied 40 big points, six rebounds, and had four assists. Ten of his points came from the last moments of the game to secure the matchup against the Suns. Not only that, but the All-Star also made Kobe-like, difficult shots over the outstretched arms of the defender to hit jumpers and fadeaways within the perimeter. In addition to that, after Suns’ Paul turned over the possession with just seconds remaining, Middleton scored a lay-up on a fast break to extend their lead to four points.
Meanwhile, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 26 points, 14 rebounds and 8 assists, nearly finishing the game with a triple-double performance. “The Greek Freak” also blocked Ayton’s alley-oop shot and electrified the team and the whole audience. After that, Antetokounmpo flexed his muscles on the crowd, further electrifying the Fiserv Forum.
The Bucks outscored the Suns in the fourth quarter, scoring 33 points against the Suns’ 21.
Devin Booker also had a stellar 40-point game, scoring 42 points for the Suns. However, his five fouls limited his moves and nearly got thrown out of the game as he almost fouled Holiday on a fast break. The 24-year old forward-guard of the Suns had four turnovers. The veteran guard, Chris Paul, only had 10 points and seven assists after playing for 37 minutes. Paul made 5 of his 13 looks.
Although he did not really have a productive game in terms of scoring, only chipping in 6 points, Deandre Ayton still grabbed 17 big rebounds.
The series will resume on July 18, Sunday at 9:00 AM for Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Phoenix Suns and the Milwaukee Bucks at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
Bucks vs Suns
28-25; 17-35; 31-38; 24-22
The scores: 23-20; 29-32; 30-24; 21-33
Bucks (109) – Middleton 40, Antetokounmpo 26, Lopez 14, Holiday 13, Connaughton 11
Suns (103) – Booker 42, Crowder 15, Paul 10, Johnson 10, Payne 9