The Bucks will aim for the title this Tuesday, in front of their home crowd, during the sixth round of the NBA Finals between them and Phoenix.
The end of 50 years of famine for Milwaukee? Sacred in 1971, under the leadership of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the Bucks have the opportunity to add a second title to their list. This time, the local taulier is called Giannis Antetokounmpo. His lieutenants, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday. Beaten in the first two games of the NBA Finals, they removed the next three to lead 3-2 before Game 6 next night (3 a.m., live on beIN SPORTS), in their Fiserv Forum. 17,000 fans to push them towards the supreme coronation. Another 65,000 outside the hall, in the “Deer District”. All ready to rejoice in case of success against the Suns.
“Milwaukee is obviously in a good position, and a favorite, but Phoenix has only lost the last two games on little things. There was a lack of lucidity among the Suns, it may be due to a faulty physique, but it did not play out much ”, underlines Jacques Monclar, consultant beIN. He added: “It’s possible that it will end in this Game 6, but there is a great possibility that it will return to Phoenix.” A possible Game 7 would indeed take place. in Arizona, Thursday.
One thing is certain: Mike Budenholzer’s players – ???? whose future will not be studied until the end of the series â ???? have grown over the past few years, especially since they let slip a lead identical to what they did before Phoenix at the start of the Finals, in 2019, against Toronto. “It helped me to mature and grow and become tougher mentally. I don’t focus on the past. I try to learn lessons and move forward “, underlines the” Greek Freak “, big favorite for the title of MVP of the Finals in case of coronation of Milwaukee and who turns at 32.2 points, 13 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 1.4 interceptions and 1.2 blocks in the series. “We have to find a way to win and never go too high or come down too low,” he adds.
It will undoubtedly be a challenge for the Bucks to manage their emotions, them who are only 48 minutes away from the title. But obviously it’s better to be in their position than the Sunsâ ?? «“ It’s not the best situation and we all know it, but we’re in the final. It’s not the start of the season where you lose three or four in a row. We came here for a reason and our guys can get some confidence out of it, ”said Arizona club coach Monty Williams. He will be able to rely on a boiling Devin Booker (two matches at 40 points).
“Throughout this play-off journey, this is the first time that we will be on the verge of elimination. So it’s for real. We must not look back now. We have to go out, be ready to play and it’s either win or come home, ”sums up Chris Paul. And the 36-year-old leader, in search of his first coronation, continues: “If we had been told that we would be in this situation at the start of the season, we would have signed immediately.” To see what it will be at the end… Remember that the Suns are aiming for the very first title in their history. The champion will succeed the Lakers.
NBA Finals schedule and results: G1, Phoenix-Milwaukee: 118-105 (report and tops / flops) G2, Phoenix-Milwaukee: 118-108 (report and tops / flops) G3 , Milwaukee-Phoenix: 120-100 (report and tops / flops) G4, Milwaukee-Phoenix: 109-103 (report and tops / flops) G5, Phoenix-Milwaukee: 119-123 ( report and tops / flops) G6, Milwaukee-Phoenix: on the night of July 20 to 21
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