When asked during his Tuesday media availability about the challenge of defending Giannis Antetokounmpo, Suns star Chris Paul explained that the game plan is simple, but not easy.
“We’re going to keep trying to build a wall,” Paul said.
That wall certainly didn’t exist in Game 3, as the two-time NBA MVP scored an efficient 41 points in the Bucks’ 120-100 win. Antetokounmpo did most of his damage inside, scoring 28 points in the paint alone. But he knows the offense may not come as easy in Game 4 with Phoenix focused on preventing him from getting to the rim.
“It is a compliment that there’s got to be three people in front stopping me from getting in the paint and building that wall. But, yeah, I hate it, though,” Antetokounmpo said on Tuesday. “I’m not going to lie. I hate it. But at the end of the day, you got to figure out a way to play through it.”
Will Antetokounmpo and the Bucks even the series at two games apiece? Or will the Suns take a commanding 3-1 lead?
Suns vs. Bucks score
Suns vs. Bucks live updates, highlights from Game 4
(All times Eastern)
9 p.m. — What a scene at Chase Field. The Diamondbacks’ ballpark is filled with Suns supporters.
8:45 p.m. — The starters for each team …
- Bucks: Jrue Holiday, Khris Middleton, P.J. Tucker, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez
- Suns: Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, Deandre Ayton
8:30 p.m. — Can the Bucks get this fan a real Bobby Portis jersey?
Bucks vs. Suns start time
- Date: Wednesday, July 14
- Start time: 9 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. PT
Game 4 of the NBA Finals will tip off at 9 p.m. ET. The series will shift from Milwaukee back to Phoenix for Game 5.
How to watch the NBA Finals
Bucks vs. Suns will be broadcast live on ABC. You can live stream Game 4 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 2-1
|July 6||Suns 118, Bucks 105||9 p.m.||ABC|
|July 8||Suns 118, Bucks 108||9 p.m.||ABC|
|July 11||Bucks 120, Suns 100||8 p.m.||ABC|
|July 14||Game 4||9 p.m.||ABC|
|July 17||Game 5||9 p.m.||ABC|
|July 20||Game 6*||9 p.m.||ABC|
|July 22||Game 7*||9 p.m.||ABC|
* If necessary