After a slow start in this year’s NBA Finals, the Milwaukee Bucks finally secured a much-needed blowout victory over the Phoenix Suns in Game 3, thanks to another monster performance by the “Greek Freak” Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The two-time NBA MVP Antetokounmpo put up a massive stat line of 41 points, 13 rebounds, and 6 assists in Game 3 to help the Bucks trim the Suns’ series lead to 2-1 and avoid a 0-3 hole in the best-of-seven affair.
Bucks point guard Jrue Holiday, who struggled in Games 1 and 2, also finally came alive as he finished with 21 points on 5-of-10 shooting from beyond the arc.
On the other side, Suns’ high-scoring guard Devin Booker was limited to just 10 points on a dismal 3-of-14 shooting after averaging 29.0 points in the first two outings.
Even superstar point guard Chris Paul, who averaged 27.5 points in the first two games of the series, was slowed down by the Bucks’ smothering defense as he only came up with 19 points in the loss.
As both squads tussle in the crucial Game 4 on Wednesday, July 14 (Thursday, July 15, Manila time), will the Bucks ride on their winning momentum and tie the series at 2-2, or will the Suns bounce back and take a commanding 3-1 lead?
Game time is 9 am.