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The Milwaukee Bucks didn’t have much success in the first two games at Phoenix. Now, they hope playing in front of their own fans at Fiserv Forum will help ignite a spark as they try to climb out of a 2-0 NBA Finals hole. The Bucks will look to improve to 8-1 at home this postseason when they host the Suns in Game 3 Sunday night. With three quarters of play in the books, it is the Bucks who have gotten out to a sizable lead over the Suns as we enter the final 12 minutes of action in Milwaukee.
Phoenix took Game 2 118-108, thanks to a full team effort, especially from its starting lineup. Every starter scored in double figures, led by Devin Booker (31), Mikal Bridges (27) and Chris Paul (23). The Suns also shot a staggering 20 of 40 from beyond the arc, outscoring the Bucks (9 of 31) by 33 points on 3-pointers. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way for Milwaukee with 42 points on 15-of-22 shooting (68 percent), while the rest of the team provided 66 points on just 38 percent shooting. One positive for the Bucks heading into Sunday’s contest: Teams with a 2-0 lead in the Finals are 14-21 all-time in Game 3, including 11-19 on the road.
For more on the NBA Finals, we’ve got you covered with an in-depth look at the Suns-Bucks matchup as well as a look back at the round-by-round playoff schedule, a breakdown of our expert predictions for both the NBA Finals round and the entire postseason. Follow below for all the real-time updates throughout Game 3 between Phoenix and Milwaukee.
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