The Milwaukee Bucks scored their first series win at home when they defeated the Phoenix Suns 120-103 in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. The Bucks will be looking to tie up the series in a crucial home game tonight, as they are down 2-1 before the series heads back to Phoenix. Tonight’s Game 4 will bring a lot of pressure to both teams, as the winner of Game 4 usually goes on to win the series.
The Suns were blown off the court in Game 3. They had a 3-point lead at the end of the first quarter but by halftime, the Bucks had a 15-point lead and never looked back. Offensively, the Suns were at a standstill and did not have a single-player score over 20 points. They will have to do better in Game 4 if they want to beat the Bucks on the road tonight. Luckily for Phoenix, NBA referee Scott Foster is not going to officiate tonight’s game, as Suns PG Chris Paul is 0-12 in playoff games officiated by him.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has proved why he is one of the all-time greats with his performance in this series. After coming back to play on such short notice with a hyperextended knee, the former 2-time NBA MVP has put up back-to-back 40+ games — averaging 34.4 points and 14 rebounds throughout the Finals. The Bucks also got major contributions from Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday who scored a combined 39 points which secured Sunday’s win.
Fans will be in attendance at all of the games; however, cord cutters can find out how to watch the 2021 NBA Finals below.
The 2021 NBA Finals– Start Times and Channel
The 2021 NBA Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns started Tuesday, July 6 with the Suns having home court advantage throughout the series. ABC will be the exclusive home of this year’s Finals. The series could end in 4 games, so games 5-7 are scheduled if necessary.
- Game 1: Bucks at Suns on Tuesday, July 6 at 9 p.m. ET | Phoenix Suns Arena
- Game 2: Bucks at Suns on Thursday, July 8 at 9 p.m. ET | Phoenix Suns Arena
- Game 3: Suns at Bucks on Sunday, July 11 at 8 p.m. ET | Fiserv Forum
- Game 4: Suns at Bucks on Wednesday, July 14 at 9 p.m. ET | Fiserv Forum
- Game 5*: Bucks at Suns on Saturday, July 17, 9 p.m. ET | Phoenix Suns Arena
- Game 6*: Suns at Bucks on Tuesday, July 20, 9 p.m. ET | Fiserv Forum
- Game 7*: Bucks at Suns on Thursday, July 22, 9 p.m. ET | Phoenix Suns Arena
How do I watch the 2021 NBA Finals?
AntennaWeb is a great tool you can use to see what ABC channel is available in your area with an antenna.
Locast: Viewers in over 30 markets served by Locast will also be able to watch on their local ABC for free with the service
Cord cutters can watch the 2021 NBA Finals by subscribing to any streaming service that carries ABC. Choosing from any of these subscription services below has its benefits because there are no hidden fees, you can cancel anytime with most offering a free trial for new subscribers.
YouTube TV: For $65/month, YouTube TV is a great service for watching the NBA Finals on ABC and over 80 other channels. With unlimited Cloud DVR storage, it’s the perfect place to record the moments, highlights, games, sports analyst predictions, and can return to it after the end of the series.
AT&T TV: Subscribers to the AT&TV can watch the NBA Finals on ABC, and over 60 other channels for $69.99/month with their Entertainment package. 20 hours of DVR is included so you won’t miss a moment on the hardwood, and you can record your other favorite shows.
Hulu + Live TV: For $65/month, Hulu + Live TV gives you access to ABC’s coverage of the 2021 NBA Finals. Plus, subscribers get over 65 channels, and access to Hulu’s large library of content including exclusive shows and movies. With 50 hours of Cloud DVR included you’ll be able to record all the shots and historic moments in this year’s Finals.
fuboTV: Perhaps the best sports-orientated streaming service because subscribers can watch ABC, over 130 events in 4K, and 100+ channels, starting at $64.99/month. 250 hours of Cloud DVR means there is plenty of room to save your favorite events.
Vidgo: ABC is part of the 95 channel lineup available on Vidgo. Catch all of the moments to the path of the Larry O’Brien Trophy for only $55/month.
Defensively, the sunset on Phoenix as they had no answers when it came to stopping Milwaukee’s offense. Offensively, Chris Paul and Devin Booker were not making shots in Game 3 as efficiently as they did in games 1 and 2. However, the biggest liability for the Suns is PF Frank Kaminsky, who is getting extended minutes due to a season-ending knee injury suffered by Dario Saric in Game 1. In 14 minutes, Kaminsky had 6 points and 4 rebounds but he was no match defensively for Bucks forwards PJ Tucker, Antetokounmpo, and center Brook Lopez. If the Suns can’t adjust during Game 4, look for the Bucks to tie the series up heading back to Phoenix.
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