Middleton, Giannis Draw Bucks Even With Suns

Jonathan Grant | July 15th, 2021

After two games of the NBA Finals, many believed the series was effectively over. The Milwaukee Bucks were down two games to none, and the Phoenix Suns were looking nearly impossible to defeat. But Game 3 went the Bucks’ way, and Game 4 on Wednesday also did as both of their stars stepped up in big ways. Khris Middleton, who had received all sorts of criticism for his lackluster play of late, was the main man for Milwaukee here, scoring 40 points on an evening where he was not going to be denied.


He shot the ball 33 times from the floor, sending a message that he will not shrink to the big moment. Giannis scored 26 as well, and he also picked up 14 rebounds and eight assists for a near triple-double. On the other side of things, the Suns didn’t get a whole lot of production from anyone not named Devin Booker in the 109-103 defeat. He had 42 points, but Jae Crowder (who had 15) was the only other Sun to have more than ten. Chris Paul only had ten in this display, and that was a big indicator as to who was going to win. Game 5 will now swing back to Phoenix as it all starts over at the beginning; only this time it is a three-game series. The next one will be downright pivotal.

Next Article
  • Cardinals Bash Rockies, Astros Pummel White Sox

    If you like to see a lot of runs being scored in a Major League Baseball game, then you had your chance to see just that on Thursday as the St. Louis Cardinals and the Houston Astros dealt out resounding defeats. The Cards won their fourth straight contest by smacking the Colorado Rockies 13-0 at...

    Read More
  • Two-Minute Drill: Watson Settlement Reached, Sun And Storm Take 1-0 Leads

    1st Down: Deshaun Watson’s time out is now official after Thursday’s announcement that the NFL and the NFLPA had settled on an agreement. Following an initial six-game ban, the league appealed and was reportedly seeking a full season banishment. However, by working with the Players’ Association, they came to an 11-game decision and a $5...

    Read More
  • Yankees Walk It Off, Guardians Rally

    The New York Yankees have been in the middle of a serious rut of late. Coming into Wednesday night’s showdown with the Tampa Bay Rays, they were facing the possibility of being swept through three games. That didn’t come to fruition in the end, as they rallied from 4-0 down after the top of the...

    Read More
  • Two-Minute Drill: LeBron’s New Deal, CFP Leaving NCAA?

    1st Down: LeBron James will be a Los Angeles Laker for a little bit longer, with the team and the player agreeing a two-year extension to his deal on Wednesday according to his agency. The Lakers had been entering the last season of the superstar’s deal, and it will now run potentially three more years...

    Read More
  • Braves Beat Mets Again, White Sox Win ‘Cy Young’ Duel

    The defending World Series champions are on a roll at the moment, winning for the eighth straight time on Tuesday night by defeating the New York Mets 5-0 in Atlanta. The Braves followed up a 13-1 trouncing on Monday with another calm performance, utilizing a strong showing from Charlie Morton on the mound and a...

    Read More
  • Braves Bash Mets To Win Again, Yankees Slump Continues

    The Atlanta Braves have gotten perilously close to the New York Mets in the NL East race only to see their rivals scoot away from them again. But after Monday evening, they are back to within 4.5 games after recording a 13-1 beating of their division rivals in the ATL for their seventh consecutive victory....

    Read More