Updated: May 31
Hope for the Milwaukee Bucks
Written by: Charles Vakassian
With two games from the NBA Finals in the books, the Suns have jumped out to a fast 2-0 lead. The Bucks have seen struggles from their core players not named Giannis Antetokounmpo, as Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday have shot 17/35 and 11/35 in the first two games of this series. The inefficiency of these two will allow the Suns defense to key in on Giannis, and force him into taking bad shots or make some questionable decisions.
If there is to be a Bucks comeback, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday need to be taking better shots and fewer shots. Efficiency is the name of the game. During game 2 the Suns had a possession where they made 10 passes before finding an open shot. Milwaukee needs to keep the ball moving, set screens, run pick and rolls, and find creative ways to get shooters open. They can’t keep settling for isolation plays, or this will be a short series.
That being said, the Bucks are back on home court, and that could be a boost. Comeback city? No... If I had to make a prediction right now?
Suns will win in six games.