Suns vs. Bucks score, results: Phoenix takes Game 2 despite monster Giannis Antetokounmpo performance

NBA Phoenix Suns v Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks Phoenix Suns Basketball Despite Giannis Antetokounmpo's best efforts, the Bucks are heading back to Milwaukee down 2-0 in the 2021 NBA Finals.The two-time NBA MVP totaled 42 points (15-of-22 shooting), 12 rebounds, four assists and three blocks in Thursday night's Game 2, but the hot-shooting Suns still managed to keep the Bucks at arm's length throughout the contest on their way to a 118-108 win. Phoenix hit 20 of its 40 3-point attempts and shot nearly 50 percent from the field as a team. Devin Booker led all Suns players with 31 points, hitting seven of his 12 3-pointers. Mikal Bridges (27 points) and Chris Paul (23 points) also provided plenty of offensive punch, but the same couldn't be said for Bucks guards Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton, who went a combined 12 of 37 (32.4 percent) from the field. They will need to be much better if Milwaukee wants to truly challenge Phoenix in this series.Sporting News provided live updates and highlights from Game 2 of the 2021 NBA Finals. Check out all the highlights you missed right here. MORE: Watch the NBA Finals live with fuboTV (7-day trial)Suns vs. Bucks scoreGame 2Q1Q2Q3Q4FinalSuns26303230118Bucks29163330108Suns vs. Bucks live updates, highlights from Game 2(All times Eastern)Final: Suns 118, Bucks 10811:30 p.m. — The Suns just have an answer for everything. Phoenix is on its way to a 2-0 series lead.CP3 to Crowder.Bridges attacks the [email protected] in control late on ABC. #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/J1bdakOWnA— NBA (@NBA) July 9, 202111:20 p.m. — Gotta give credit to the Bucks. They are really battling out there and have cut the Suns' lead down to six.Jrue with the TUFF bucket. pic.twitter.com/0xVekQTeQP— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) July 9, 202111:10 p.m. — Devin Booker has been hitting big shots all night long.DEVIN BOOKER HAS 28.The @Suns go back up 10 in Game 2!#NBAFinals on ABC pic.twitter.com/WBMbxYNTKp— NBA (@NBA) July 9, 2021End of third quarter: Suns 88, Bucks 7811 p.m. — That was a 20-point quarter for Giannis Antetokounmpo, but the Bucks have to give him some help. Milwaukee is still looking at a double-digit deficit.Giannis drops 20 points in the 3Q on ABC.. the most in an #NBAFinals quarter since Michael Jordan in 1993. #ThatsGame #PhantomCam pic.twitter.com/B1S3tqhuGL— NBA (@NBA) July 9, 202110:45 p.m. — Yeah, so, defending Devin Booker is difficult.Booker has 20.The @Suns crowd is locked in.#NBAFinals on ABC pic.twitter.com/odmiNEwxyb— NBA (@NBA) July 9, 202110:35 p.m. — Giannis Antetokounmpo is unstoppable right now. He's got 25 points on 9-of-15 shooting.Giannis is up to 13 points in the 3Q and 25 in the [email protected] [email protected] 70#NBAFinals on ABC pic.twitter.com/cgAzqpeXvE— NBA (@NBA) July 9, 202110:25 p.m. — Devin Booker from WAY downtown.Book from DEEP on ABC! 🎯Early 3Q.. #NBAFinals presented by YouTube TV pic.twitter.com/lmmhuM4dGx— NBA (@NBA) July 9, 2021Halftime: Suns 56, Bucks 4510:10 p.m. — What a wild possession. Just check out the ball movement here.Great defe

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nse throughout the possession.. but the @Suns find a way! #ThatsGamePhoenix ends the 1st half on a 15-4 run.#NBAFinals on ABC pic.twitter.com/7Fq27zFMq4— NBA (@NBA) July 9, 202110 p.m. — A quick 8-0 for Phoenix, and the Suns suddenly have their biggest lead of the evening. This crowd is about to explode. 9:50 p.m. — Yes, the Suns ended up scoring on this possession, but what a block by Jrue Holiday. Jrue with the REJECTION. pic.twitter.com/QYtNDMWpEM— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) July 9, 20219:45 p.m. — Jrue Holiday has not been shy about taking his shots. He is up to 12 field goal attempts early in the second quarter, but unfortunately for the Bucks, he has only made three of them.End of first quarter: Bucks 29, Suns 269:35 p.m. — The Suns hit eight 3-pointers in the first quarter, nearly tying an NBA Finals record.SUNS 🔥 ALERT8 1st quarter triples for Phoenix.. the #NBAFinals record for a quarter is 9.📺 ABC pic.twitter.com/6rTNVvZPbO— NBA (@NBA) July 9, 20219:30 p.m. — So far, it has been the Bucks' interior attack vs. the Suns' outside shooting.The first foul of the game is called more than nine minutes in. Very clean, fun game so far.Also, a complete contrast in styles on both sides:Points in the paint: Bucks 18, Suns 0.Points off 3s: Suns 18, Bucks 3.Points off turnovers: Bucks 7, Suns 0.— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) July 9, 20219:15 p.m. — Giannis Antetokounmpo takes off in transition and throws down the one-handed slam dunk, giving the Bucks the first two points of Game 2.Giannis opens the scoring in Game 2 with the one-man fastbreak on ABC! #NBAFinals presented by YouTube TV pic.twitter.com/74F3s7Ak32— NBA (@NBA) July 9, 20219 p.m. — Important note: Devin Booker arrived wearing a white suit and Classic Chucks. Clearly this means he will be going off for 50 points in Game 2.Book (27 PTS in Game 1)CP3 (32 PTS in Game 1)The @Suns starting backcourt arrives for Game 2 of the #NBAFinals presented by YouTube TV! #PhantomCam⏰ 9 PM ET on ABC pic.twitter.com/pzHCfsENVv— NBA (@NBA) July 9, 20218:45 p.m. — The starters for each team ...Bucks: Jrue Holiday, Khris Middleton, P.J. Tucker, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook LopezSuns: Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, Deandre Ayton8:30 p.m. — Even with the Bucks down 1-0, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is predicting Milwaukee to win the series in six games.Fear the Deer @Bucks good luck in Game 2 - I’ll be watching & cheering you on ! pic.twitter.com/1G2ArVgeoZ— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (@kaj33) July 9, 2021Suns vs. Bucks start time todayDate: Thursday, July 8Time: 9 p.m. ETGame 2 of the NBA Finals will tip off at 9 p.m. ET. The contest will be held at Phoenix Suns Arena before the series shifts to Milwaukee for Games 3 and 4.How to watch the NBA FinalsTV channel: ABCLive stream: Watch ESPN | fuboTVBucks vs. Suns will be broadcast live on ABC. You can live-stream Game 2 via Watch ESPN or the Watch ESPN app.The game can also be streamed on fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.NBA Finals schedule 2021(All times Eastern)(3) Bucks vs. (2) Suns: Phoenix leads 2-0DateGameTime National TVJuly 6Suns 118, Bucks 1059 p.m.ABCJuly 8Suns 118, Bucks 1089 p.m.ABCJuly 11Game 38 p.m.ABCJuly 14Game 49 p.m.ABCJuly 17Game 5*9 p.m.ABCJuly 20Game 6*9 p.m.ABCJuly 22Game 7*9 p.m.ABC* If necessary

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