Bucks’ Antetokounmpo dominates in NBA Finals’ Game 3 win over Suns

Jul 11, 2021, 7:39 PM | Updated: 10:15 pm
Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks celebrates during the second half in Game Three of...
Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks celebrates during the second half in Game Three of the NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns at Fiserv Forum on July 11, 2021 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks belonged to Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The two-time MVP led the way in his team’s 120-100 win on Sunday night at Fiserv Forum.

Phoenix’s series lead has now been cut down to 2-1.

The Greek Freak finished the night with 41 points, 13 rebounds and six assists.

Antetokounmpo joins Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Kevin Durant as the only players in the last 25 Finals to reach the 30-10-5 mark through three quarters.

He also joins Shaquille O’Neal and James as the only players in NBA history with back-to-back Finals games of 40 points and 10 rebounds.

It was an off shooting night for Suns guard Devin Booker and Co.

As a team, Phoenix shot 40-for-83 (48.2%) from the field and 29% (9-of-31) from three-point range.

Booker finished with 10 points on 3-of-14 shooting (21.4%) to go along with six boards and two assists.

Suns center Deandre Ayton only scored two points in the second half after leading Phoenix in the first half with 16.

That was largely due to foul trouble early in the second half that limited the big man’s minutes.

Ayton only played 24:23 minutes on the night.

The Suns cut the Bucks’ lead to just four at one point in the third quarter, but Milwaukee’s 20-0 run to end the period axed any chance of a Phoenix comeback.


Game 4 of the Finals is set to take place on Wednesday night, with tip-off scheduled for 6 p.m.

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