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Published: July 14, 2021 (3 months ago)
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Milwaukee is seeking its first NBA title in 50 years, and Phoenix is seeking its first in franchise history. The Bucks are in the NBA Finals for the first time since 1974, the Suns for the first time since 1993.

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Phoenix Suns: Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, Deandre Ayton

Milwaukee Bucks: Jrue Holiday, Khris Middleton, PJ Tucker, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez

With the addition of Paul, we knew the offense would rise, but it has also got Booker playing defense. The Suns were a top defensive team in the regular season and remain a top defensive team in the playoffs. Bridges have been a solid defensive wing and can rebound, posting a 13-rebound night in Game 4. Along with Ayton, Crowder has provided a big contribution to defense.

As for the Bucks, it all will revolve around the health of Giannis. He is their rock defensively and the Bucks will not be able to stop this backcourt combination without him. Paul and Booker are far more superior than the combination of Trae Young and Kevin Huerter. Holiday can handle one player, but it could drain Middleton, who needs to be the primary scorer with Giannis sidelined.

Small forward matchup: Phoenix’s Mikal Bridges vs. Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo (or Bobby Portis). The biggest question about the series is whether Antetokounmpo’s hyperextended left knee will allow him to play. If it does, then the questions shift to about how much and how effective he can be playing through pain. Bridges, meanwhile, is quietly steady. He doesn’t miss games and shoots better than 50% from the field, better than 40% from 3-point range.

Power forward matchup: Phoenix’s Jae Crowder vs. Milwaukee’s P.J. Tucker. They are the enforcers on both sides, the strong guys, the ones who will get physical when necessary and serve as emotional leaders as well. Crowder went to the NBA Finals last year with Miami.

Center matchup: Phoenix’s Deandre Ayton vs. Milwaukee’s Brook Lopez. Ayton has had a brilliant first playoffs, and Lopez has more than enough size to give him problems.

The bench keys: Cam Johnson and Cameron Payne will be among the early ones off the bench for Phoenix, while Pat Connaughton and Bryn Forbes have been major contributors in the postseason for Milwaukee.

Injury watch: Antetokounmpo’s knee is a top issue. For the Suns, the worst of it right now is whether Booker will get his broken nose aggravated again and return to playing with a mask.

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