The Phoenix Suns also won their second final duel with the Milwaukee Bucks and have good chances in their first NBA Championship ahead of the next two games. The team surrounding leader Chris Paul won at home 118-108 and traveled to Wisconsin with a 2-0 lead behind them. The team needs four wins to win the title.
Bucks star Giannis Antetokonmo scored 42 points in Game Two after injuring his knee, his personal record in the NBA playoffs, 12 rebounds and four assists, but he did not have the support of other important players on his team. In The Suns, Paul had 23 points and was only number three on his team behind Michael Bridges (26).
“We now have two days to get our bodies back in shape and then go to Milwaukee,” said Devin Booker, who was the Sun’s best pitcher with 31 points. Game 3 Monday night (2.00 a.m. / CEST).
Bad luck with injuries again
The recovery should come in time: For the second time in a row, the Suns have lost an important player: Tori Craig injured his right knee in the last minute of the third quarter after colliding with Antetokounmpo. Sun reserve striker Dario Saric, who tore his right cruciate ligament, lost in the first match.
The Bucks lost their good starting position in Game Two after a good start and led 29:26 after the first quarter and did not recover from the poor second quarter, which the Suns won 30:16.