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It’s time for the NBA Finals: Bucks vs Suns, Game 6

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Chris Paul and the Suns need a win in Milwaukee tonight to stay alive

NBA: Finals-Milwaukee Bucks at Phoenix Suns Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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The Bucks got their usual great game from Giannis Antetokounmpo, but also got another great offensive performance from Khris Middleton, and a fantastic defensive banger from Jrue Holiday, who made the critical steal in the last minutes that cemented Milwaukee’s improbably road win in game five. Devin Booker scored a lot of points in game 5, but his late turnover was costly, similar to how Chris Paul’s mistake late in game 4 ended the Suns chances to steal a win. The Suns are going to have to continue to score a lot of points, but avoid the late-game costly turnovers to secure a win in Milwaukee tonight. If they don’t, the Bucks will be celebrating a title tonight. They’re hoping to extend the series another game on Thursday night, with a winner take all game 7. Either way, this has been one of the hardest fought and closest series in years, and a joy to watch.

One final word:

Go Spurs GOOOOOO!! Yeah, they aren’t playing tonight, but you can still back the Silver and Black tonight. Go Forbes. Go Monte. Go Bud!

NOTE: Forbes has been a DNP the last three games, [all won by the Bucks] due to the Bucks focus on defense. It’s not looking good for my prediction that he would be the Finals MVP.

Milwaukee Bucks at Phoenix Suns
July 20, 2021 | 8:00 PM CT
Streaming: NBA League Pass [delayed replay only]
TV: ABC

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