Watch the Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns’ predictions and support your favorite team. The Milwaukee Bucks will be looking to end their 50-year title drought when they host the Phoenix Suns for Game 6 of the 2021 NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum on Tuesday, July 20. The Bucks trailed 0-2 at the start of the series but recorded three consecutive wins to take a 3-2 lead over the Suns. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Co. beat the Phoenix Suns 123-119 in Game 5 on Saturday night. It was the first time a road team had won a game in the 2021 NBA Finals.
The Phoenix Suns on the other hand have fallen down by a big margin. Losing their 3rd consecutive game this time at home court has made them take the back seat. They blew away a 16-point lead in the earlier part of the game 5. It was a closely contested tie down the stretch, but the Milwaukee Bucks held their nerve to overcome the Phoenix Suns. They started strong and looked like favorites to win the tie after going 37-21 up after the first quarter.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns Preview
Once again it was Giannis Antetokounmpo who made it past the finish line for the Bucks. The last second play from Jrue Holiday and a massive lob to Giannis was the game winner. More than it was appreciated, Giannis has been termed one of the greatest. Turnovers at crucial junctures once again ended up being the weak spot for the Phoenix Suns, who had eight of them in Game 5. The Milwaukee Bucks were able to capitalize on them and score 17 points. Two of those points came late in the game with 16 seconds to go when Jrue Holiday forced a turnover off Devin Booker, who scored 40 points on the night.
The Phoenix Suns came own to curcial juncture despite Devin Booker making huge night. With Chris Paul making less impact, entire Suns’ clamped down. However, the Phoenix Suns couldn’t keep up the pressure as they allowed the Milwaukee Bucks to erase the 16-point lead easily in the second quarter. After shooting 73.7% from the floor in the first quarter, the Suns could only make 35% of their shots in the second, which saw the Bucks claim a three-point lead heading into halftime.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns Head to Head
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Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns Injury Report
Donte DiVincenzo remains on the Milwaukee Bucks’ injury report. Thanasis Antetokounmpo had to enter the NBA’s health and safety protocols just hours before Game 5 tip-off. Thanasis continues to remain in isolation and will miss Game 6 as well.
The Phoenix Suns have Dario Saric on their injury report for Game 4 against the Milwaukee Bucks. Saric went down with a torn ACL in Game 1 of the NBA Finals and will be out for the rest of the series. The bug man is a crucial player and his absence might be underwhelming.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns Lines ups and Starting 5s
The Phoenix Suns will probably start with the same set of starters. The starting 5 will consist of Jae Crowder, Mikal Bridges, De’Andre Ayton, Chris Paul and Devin Booker. Their quick rotational players will be Cameron Johnson, Cameron Payne, Torey Craig, Frank Kaminsky and Abdel Nader.
Milwaukee Bucks will start unchanged from the previous game. Their starters will be Giannis Antetokounmpo, PJ Tucker, Brook Lopez, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday. Their quick subs will be Pay Connaughton, Bobby Portis, Jeff Teague, Bryn Forbes and Thanasis Antetokounmpo
Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns Predictions
The Milwaukee Bucks have momentum on their side and are also going to be playing their next game with home-court advantage. These two factors will play a huge role in them heading into the tie as the overwhelming favorites to win the NBA Championship on Tuesday.
They seem to be better equipped than the Phoenix Suns at the moment because of their size and the way they have used their superior physicality in the last three games. Unless the Phoenix Suns figure out a way to overcome the Milwaukee Bucks’ aggressive style of play, it seems unlikely they will force a Game 7 in this series. Check out the latest Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns predictions ahead of game 6 at Fiserv Forum.