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Bucks fall to Suns in Game 1 of the NBA Finals

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Posted at 10:33 PM, Jul 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-07 00:13:39-04

PHOENIX (AP/TMJ4) — Chris Paul had 32 points and nine assists, Devin Booker scored 27 points and the Phoenix Suns beat the returning Giannis Antetokounmpo and his Milwaukee Bucks 118-105 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

Paul scored 16 points during a sensational third quarter that had Phoenix fans who waited 28 years to see the NBA Finals again screaming in delight. Finally playing for the title in his 16th season, the star point guard has the Suns in the NBA Finals for only the third time, and it sure looked as if they could make this one different than the other two.

The good news was that Giannis Antetokounmpo was cleared to play Tuesday, as he recovers from a hyperextended left knee injury suffered in Game 4 against the Atlanta Hawks.

Game 2 against the Suns is in Phoenix this Thursday at 8 p.m.

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