Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks fired back in Game 3 in a 120-100 victory against the Phoenix Suns. This is the first win for the Bucks in the series as they give more life to their NBA Championship hopes. It’s been more than 50 years since the Bucks played their first NBA Finals game in front of their home crowd, and this is a win they will never forget.
Head coach Mike Budenholzer did well to adjust to the Suns’ relentless offense and defense, while he utilized Antotokounpo’s strength and skill to make the series 2-1. The ‘Greek Freak’ finished his night with 41 points, and the Suns vs. Bucks Game 4 gives him a chance to level the playing field at the Fiserv Forum.
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Suns vs. Bucks Game 4 Information
- When: Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 9:00 PM ET
- Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- TV: NBA TV / ESPN
- Radio: 98.7 FM. KSUN (Suns) // WTMJ 620 AM (Bucks)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns (-192) // O/U 220.0
Why Bet on the Phoenix Suns?
It was a good run for the Phoenix Suns after the first quarter of the contest. They created a 3-point lead, but started to slow down as they failed to seize scoring opportunities and struggled on the defensive end against a more aggressive Bucks team. It also affected their offense as they failed to shoot the ball as well as the first two games of the series.
After a record-breaking night in Game 2 where the Suns drained 20 three-pointers, it was ironic that they only made nine shots from beyond the arc in Game 3. Then again, regression is a real threat to any team that just shot that well. Devin Booker and Cameron Payne were nowhere to be found, shooting 25% from the field.
Deandre Ayton and Chris Paul tried to close the deficit. The 22-year-old center recorded 18 points with 8-of-11 from the field and had a solid start to the game, only to find himself in foul trouble in the third quarter. This allowed the Bucks to maintain momentum and pull away from the Suns, despite cutting a 15-point lead to just four at one point.
Chris Paul was the team’s top scorer, with 19 points and 9 assists to his name, while Jae Crowder matched Ayton with 18 points on 6-of-7 three-point shooting. It’s clear that the Suns have the firepower, but they have to get through bad shooting days and find a way to hold back their opponents on the defensive end.
Why Bet on the Milwaukee Bucks?
The Milwaukee Bucks showed the aggression they needed in Game 2, but failed to execute their plans late into the game. However, they made up for their mistakes in Game 3, dominating the paint and scoring 54 points in the shaded area. They also capitalized on the Suns’ turnovers, scoring 17 points off those miscues in the process. This time around, Giannis Antetokounmpo received the help he needed. Although he executed another imposing individual performance with 41 points, 12 rebounds, and 6 assists, Holiday and Middleton both recovered and put in significant numbers for the Bucks.
Giannis proved to be too much for the Phoenix Suns, but it would be a sin to overlook what Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton did for their team. The two recovered from one of their worst playoff performances in Game 2 and combined for 39 points in Game 3. Holiday added 9 assists and 5 rebounds to his 21 points, while Middleton put up solid numbers with 7 rebounds and 6 assists.
Furthermore, the bench team gave the starting five some breathing room. Bobby Portis and Pat Connaughton did damage with 11 and 8 points, respectively. Ultimately, it was an incredible game for the Bucks, and the team looks forward to replicating the same numbers in Game 4.
Suns vs. Bucks Betting Trends
- The Suns are 3-2 in their last 5 away games.
- The Suns scored over 100 points in 3 of their last 5 away games.
- The totals have gone over in 4 of the Suns’ last 5 games.
- The Bucks are 4-1 in their last 5 home games.
- The Bucks scored over 100 points in 5 of their last 5 home games.
- The totals have gone over in 4 of the Bucks’ last 5 games.
Suns vs. Bucks Expert Betting Prediction
Now that the Bucks responded to the first two games, we anticipate a heated Suns vs. Bucks Game 4. While the Suns have a little more breathing room, there is no room for error this time if they want to finish the series in front of their home crowd. Everything has to gel well and they cannot afford to be cold from the line.
Meanwhile, the Bucks finally see the light after losing the first two games. The ‘Deer District’ will breathe more life into the team as Giannis and company try to level the series before hitting the road once again.
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