Khris Middleton finally donned the superstar suit in the NBA Finals and led the Milwaukee Bucks’ 109-101 victory over the Phoenix Suns with 40 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists, which places the tie at 2 in the tie. for the title. The performance of Giannis Antetokounmpo’s dance partner, who also scored 26 points, 14 rebounds and 8 assists, was key to counteracting the anthological encounter of another out of series.
Devin Booker pulled the Arizona team with a stratospheric 42-point game, only tainted by his foul problems and his mismanagement of them. The young guard even risked a lot in the absence of three and a half minutes, at which point the referees forgave Jrue Holiday for a double ax that would have meant his sixth and final foul.
Despite the selective blindness of the referees, who were not too fine throughout the game, the Bucks managed to overcome the challenge of Booker, who answered with an unstoppable display to his poor third game. The Suns, however, did not know how to accompany their main reference last night.
Middleton, in his best match of the tie, was the one who decided after a give and take with Booker, which ended in despair. The Milwaukee forward tied the game with 99 minutes to go, and then, taking advantage of a good blocking and Anteto coverage, he nailed another basket to overtake some Bucks who were mostly in tow in the locker.
In the next play, the Greek colossus began to dictate sentence with an anthological stopper on Deandre Ayton, correct in defense but disappeared in attack for Phoenix. With one minute remaining, Middleton wasted two shots and an offensive rebound from Jrue Holiday, but it was Chris Paul’s subsequent loss to Phoenix’s attack that definitely sank the visitors.
The third time was the charm, and Middleton himself scored with 20.8 seconds remaining to sentence a great game that ties the tie and leaves it wide open on the return to Phoenix. Last night two things were clear: these Finals will go down in history for crowning a new superstar with his first ring and for the magnificent quality of the matches, when many did not give four dollars.