Bucks lose 125-124 to the Suns

The Bucks entering this game had a 5 game win streak and were without guard Jrue Holiday. The Bucks just beat the Nuggets in Denver, which is always a tough place to play. They ran into a young Suns team that have won 5 out of their last 6 games. Stopping Chris Paul and Devin Booker wasn’t going to happen once our All-Star point guard was ruled out because of the league health and safety protocols.

The Bucks and Suns started of the game very hot with each team making an abundance of 3s to start the game. Giannis Antetokounmpo was off to a a great start with scoring 10 quick points. Also, Brynn Forbes caught fire going 5 for 6 from the three to start the game. That was then matched by big man Deandre Ayton. After one quarter the Bucks and Suns were tied. Entering the second quarter the Bucks took control of the game with DJ Augustine and Bobby Portis coming off the bench. The Bucks extended their lead to 16 points at one point. The Bucks went into halftime up 12.

After halftime the Suns were a different team. They came out hot and stayed hot for majority of the game when the Bucks just watched their lead slip away.

Entering the 4th quarter the Bucks had a one point lead. Giannis put the team on his back the entire game. The Suns took the lead and had a six point lead with 2 minutes left. That didn’t stop the Bucks from making a comeback. Giannis tied the game on a dunk from a pass from Middleton with 35 seconds left. On the other end of the floor where Paul and Booker were having their way. Booker was fouled by Middleton in the act of shooting, and was sent to the free throw line. Bucks had the last shot and Giannis got the ball, and shot a heavily contested free throw jumper with 1 second left. He missed and the Suns got a well deserved win.


Giannis was dominate all night scoring a season high 47 points along with 11 rebounds and 5 assists. I was very happy with the last shot even if it didn’t go in. Giannis is showing some major improvements in his mid-range shot and in his confidence levels. Especially, at the free throw line. He has been struggling their all year, but as of recent he has been very consistent. He went 17-21 from the line and we will need that to make an NBA Finals appearance this year. Honestly, Middleton was terrible for most of the game. This was a very bad night for him. Which is going to happen to every player in the league. You move on and don’t think about it. Devin Booker and Paul were just too much for the Bucks in the middle of a six game road trip. Things won’t get much easier going to Utah where the Bucks haven’t won in 19 years.

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