If the Phoenix Suns thought they were going to cruise toward the NBA Championship they thought wrong. Sunday night proved just that as Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks defended their home court to reduce the deficit in the series to 2-1 and give themselves some hope after all. Giannis, as already mentioned, was the major driving force behind this win. He was aggressive all evening, getting to the free-throw line 17 times and scoring 41 points overall in the contest.
He also pulled down 13 rebounds for a double-double and, of course, provided more than solid defending as he usually does. He also got more help from the likes of Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday. Middleton scored 18 and defended extremely well while Holiday put up 21 points and dished out nine assists. The Suns’ shooting also wasn’t the best, either, in the 120-100 loss, as their highest scorer ended up being veteran Chris Paul with just 19. Devin Booker finished the game only 3-14 from the floor and with just ten points total, greatly diminishing their chances of obtaining a win. Has the momentum of the series now changed for good, or is this a one-time thing? Game 4 on Wednesday will let us know more.