Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns Date and Time: Sunday, July 18,2021 6:30 AM IST Venue: Phoenix Suns Arena, Phoenix, AZ Prediction: Phoenix Suns Bookmaker: 1xbet
It’s been a case of ‘home court heroes’ in the 2021 NBA Finals so far, with the Milwaukee Bucks beating the Phoenix Suns in both games at the Fiserv Forum to level the series 2-2. Both teams will now travel west for Game 5, with the Suns hoping to rally the valley as they did in the first two matchups.
The Milwaukee Bucks have all the momentum on their side after outwitting and then outhustling the Phoenix Suns in Games 3 and 4. Giving Pat Connaughton more minutes and playing with Giannis Antetokounmpo at center has given Mike Budenholzer’s men a fresh lease of life in the 2021 NBA Finals.
Chris Paul also had arguably his worst postseason outing in a while in Game 4. He finished with 10 points on 5-of-13 shooting and had seven assists, but failed to make the right reads down the stretch. CP3 had a -12 rating in the fourth quarter and made uncharacteristic mistakes as the Milwaukee Bucks erased a nine-point deficit to beat the Phoenix Suns.
After four games into the 2021 NBA Finals, the time to make adjustments is over. Both teams know how the other likes to operate by now and it’s just a case of working to your strengths from here onwards. The Milwaukee Bucks were able to do that and were rewarded with two straight wins.
Meanwhile, one of the Phoenix Suns’ key players had a playoff-worst outing in Games 3 and 4. Playing in front of home fans is bound to give Chris Paul the confidence he needs to excel again and if he’s clicking, he’ll make things easy for Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton. Expect the Suns to win this match.