The Milwaukee Bucks welcome Phoenix Suns for the second time in four days for the 4th game in the NBA Finals series. The 3rd meeting between the two teams ended in the favour of the Milwaukee Bucks. Giannis Antetokounmpo played 37:40 in game three and his knee looks to be close to 100%. Behind 2-1, the Milwaukee Bucks need to win game four. If they don´t manage to win I can´t see the Bucks coming back from 1-3 down. I haven´t been impressed with the Bucks attacking this series. Their offense simply put is Giannis Antetokounmpo the Greek Freak with minimal help from the two. I still want to see more from Jrue Holiday and Middleton. With Chris Paul, Devin Booker, and DeAndre Ayton on the other side I think game 4 will be an amazing show.
Game 4 of the NBA Finals became a pendulum event in the best-of-seven NBA Finals when the Milwaukee Bucks buried the Phoenix Suns in a 20-point rout Sunday. The 120-100 victory sets up the opportunity for the Bucks to even the series 2-all on Wednesday night and sent the Suns searching for answers to critical concerns that arose in Game 3. Those criticals concerns arose as Giannis Antetokounmpo improved. Giannis even hit seven free throws in a row. This just proves how much he is feeling the game at the moment.
Antetokounmpo looks determined to level the series. He’s clearly healthy now and is averaging 34.3 points per game. Khriss Middleton and Jrue Holiday are doing enough in key moments to take pressure off him. The Suns should put up more of a fight in Game 4. Milwaukee’s offense found its groove in Game 3 after showing signs in Game 2. The Bucks scored nearly 1.24 points per possession in Sunday’s win, throttling the Suns near the rim and on the offensive glass. In fact, the last two games have been a reminder that Milwaukee was a top-three team in the NBA in offensive efficiency this season, as the Bucks have scored 119.4 points per 100 possessions after a dud in the series opener.
Milwaukee was No. 3 in the NBA in field-goal percentage (48.7 percent) during the regular season, and the Bucks were also a top-five group in 3-point shooting (38.9 percent). From there, the Bucks have been above-average in turnover rate (13.4 percent) and offensive rebound rate (26.9 percent) throughout the season, with elite offensive rebounding in the playoffs, grabbing more than 30 percent of their own missed shots.
On the other end, Milwaukee has had a tougher time with Phoenix, but the Bucks found their footing in Game 3. The Bucks have also been elite in stopping teams near the rim, ranking No. 2 in the NBA in 2-point percentage allowed (50.7 percent) this season. Milwaukee is the league’s best team in keeping opponents away from the free-throw line, both in the regular season and the playoffs, and the Bucks are playing against a Suns team that struggles mightily on the offensive glass.
Picks of the Game: Over 220.5 Point
Picks of the Game: Bucks -4.0
Playerspeciel of the Game: Giannis Antetokounmpo Under 5.5 Assists @-120