Deandre Ayton leads Suns with 16 points in 1st half of NBA Finals’ Game 3

Jul 11, 2021, 6:16 PM | Updated: 6:35 pm
Deandre Ayton #22 of the Phoenix Suns looks to pass as Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee B...
Deandre Ayton #22 of the Phoenix Suns looks to pass as Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks attempts to steal the ball during the first half in Game Three of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum on July 11, 2021 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Phoenix Suns are trailing to the Milwaukee Bucks at halftime for the first time in these NBA Finals.

Milwaukee leads Phoenix 60-45 after the opening two quarters of Sunday’s Game 3 at Fiserv Forum.

Suns center Deandre Ayton led the way with 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting (77.8%) to go along with five rebounds and one steal.

Ayton also led the Suns in minutes in the opening half with 19:41.

Phoenix point guard Chris Paul added 10 points and four assists over nearly 17 minutes played.

Devin Booker got off to a slow start.

The All-Star only managed to put up seven points on 2-of-11 shooting (18.2%) in addition to three boards and one dime.

As a team, the Suns are shooting 43.2% from the floor (19-for-44) and 14.3% from three-point range (2-of-14).

Conversely, the Bucks are only shooting 47.1% from the floor (24-of-51) and 27.8% from deep (5-for-18).

Milwaukee was led by forward Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 18 points, eight rebounds and four assists in over 19 minutes played.

Catch all the Game 3 action on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Suns Station.

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