It took Chris Paul 16 seasons to play in the NBA Final, but when he did, he didn’t do it for less. The player was instrumental in the Phoenix Suns’ 118-105 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, with 32 points, half of them during the third inning, and nine assists. Since 1991, the player has not been able to cross the mark of 30 points and eight assists in the final. The last was Michael Jordan.
Devin Booker and Dendry Eaton also didn’t miss the call from The Sun. The first appears immediately after Paul in the scorers list with 27 points. On the other hand, Eaton was not intimidated by the Bucks coach’s decision to put PJ Tucker in his defense and reached the 22 point mark.
Despite the defeat, the big surprise of the night came from Milwaukee’s side. Giannis Antetokounmpo, questionable until the last minute due to a left knee injury, entered the game when many already thought the Greek season was over. Including himself, who admitted that after the injury he thought he would be out for a year. Giannis played 35 minutes and finished the match with 20 points, not enough to face the opponent.
At the end of the match, Suns coach Monty Williams admitted that he planned the match with the Greek who “tells all the stories how hard the body works” and therefore “will work hard and find a way to come back, especially in the finals.”
The second match is scheduled for next Friday at 2 pm and will be again at the Suns house.
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