T O P

[Post Game Thread] The Phoenix Suns (2-0) win Game 2 of the NBA Finals by defeating the Milwaukee Bucks (0-2) 118- 108. Devin Booker scored 31 points with 7 3PTM.

[Post Game Thread] The Phoenix Suns (2-0) win Game 2 of the NBA Finals by defeating the Milwaukee Bucks (0-2) 118- 108. Devin Booker scored 31 points with 7 3PTM.

illtakethebox

2 more wins and CP3 can finally retire and go into pro bowling


CtuchikOfTorak

HAHAHA, I can just imagine this. He's certainly as animated as Pete Weber.


[deleted]

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE I AM


sehtownguy

Psshhhh I don't care about that. I'm here so Suns in 4 guy gets legendary status


IDlOT

I'm starting to think Giannis only attempts 3's to remind Middleton and Holiday to score


jawadhaque089

He thinks he can make them more than those two which is honestly fair


pedja13

Well against the Nets Giannis had 25.8% 3PT% and Jrue had 26.1% so he isn't wrong about Jrue at least.


DaleDimmaDone

He carries enough confidence for his entire team alone. You’d think it would rub off on the others but they just look like *queue coach nick voice* Deer in the headlights


kok823

I swear Khris Middleton’s confidence actually wanes when he sees Giannis dominating which is weird af.


CIark

Where tf was the Jrue that was dropping 40+ and locking up Dame in the playoffs Jesus Christ can he only do that with AD


goodolvj

The suns are a million times better on defense than that blazers squad.


atlfirsttimer

I've pointed out to people that you cant take the offensive numbers vs two teams seriously in the playoffs. The blazers and the nuggets


matlockga

Giannis can't possibly miss 27 3s in a row


DenZiTY

pain


pilfecapskcab

This game oddly felt both competitive and not close at all


AnAnonymousFool

Bucks only lost 1 quarter, but they lost it by a lot


oh_what_a_shot

The Bucks kept climbing back but then the Suns would go on a run. It was very back and forth but they never managed to get it closer than 5 during the second half.


wookyoftheyear

Every quarter was close but the second.


Iywtbab1126

It was a 7-10 point game like the entire 2nd half so it was very back and forth action wise.


EmoniBates

The entire second half felt like “ah man if the Bucks could get a small run going they could easily catch up” but the Suns answered every. single. time.


IAmNotKevinDurant_35

Bucks had their chances to cut it to a single score game a couple times. Either gave up long offensive rebounds after forcing a miss or missed an open shot or turned it over


ZannX

If Holiday or Middleton made like 2 more shots.


Beast_Mode318

If Book or CP3 made 2 less shots, each quarter.


langolier27

Yeah Booker is just a killer.


EmoniBates

His threes to stop a mini Buck run in the second half were felt very very heavily


Hunter_CapeT

Giannis singlehandedly keeping the Bucks in it.


Dromed91

Suns sacrificing a bench player for each win


rawchess

At this rate they'll hoist up the Larry O'Brien with just Booker, CP3, and Monty.


MildlyInsaneLBJStan

Technically, Monty was a roleplayer for all of his career. So, he ain't safe. Sorry guys, this is the price to pay for a CP3 Ring.


rawchess

*trips on his own coaching clipboard, tears Achilles*


[deleted]

Last game I literally said “a soul for a soul” with Dario lol


Carly_Raes_Bae

A sol for a soul


Outdated-Reference

This is more of a CP3 horcrux situation.


Merlyn_

Gotta wrap Nader in bubble wrap next game.


yungcockandballsboy

naders the one you save?!?!


sun-devil2021

I’m saving cam Johnson for sure


euan3704

Him or Cam Payne tbh. Payne hasn’t been outstanding this series but has the ability to take over when necessary (aka when CP3 is sitting)


popop143

Giannis probably half wishes he rested these first 2 games. Went from hyperextending his knee to hyperextending his patience with his teammates tonight.


Mister100Percent

And with that both Suns in 4 and Bucks in 6 are possible.


eightslipsandagully

So you're saying... whoever wins the next game wins the chip?


AlekRivard

...yay...


[deleted]

[удалено]


YourFlyIsOpenMcFly

We are truly living in a simulation


r4teg

Oh shit I forgot about that meme....how far you guys have come


billcosbyinspace

Damn could you imagine if the bucks 2 team USA members could outscore pat connaughton


nhthelegend

Holiday outscored Connaughton but on awful efficiency. He was so bad that I was shocked every time he actually made a shot.


Kapono24

I lost count but he must have missed seven left handed layups. He got to the rim but it was always in the left side and he always botched it. Idk if that was by design or not but it killed him all game.


Corydcampbellphotos

What’s really a shame is that Jrue Holiday played amazing defense most of the game.


nhthelegend

He truly did. That block on Ayton at the rim was absolutely ridiculous.


Iseeyoulookin

Holiday was bad but at least he was aggressive and played pretty good D. Middleton was getting blown by on D and was passive for huge stretches on offence. If the Bucks want any chance they need more from both of them.


BlazeBloom

Jrue "Eric Bledsoe" Holiday and Khris "That's Not the Celtics" Middleton rear their ugly heads.


LuckyWarrior

Jeff "Jeff Teague" Teague


RajinIII

I honestly can't believe anyone had the actual idea to play Jeff Teague in the NBA Finals. I just can't understand how anyone, including Teague thought that was okay


MintyFreshBreathYo

Playing crunch time minutes at that


i_shruted_it

First time I ever saw this used was for Nathan "Nathan Peterman" Peterman. I'll never forget that comment hahaha.


VivaLaDbakes

Jrue ‘I don’t want to be here’ Holiday


completelytrustworth

Jrue "wants to be on" Holiday


8_bw

I think the possession with about 4 minutes left where the Suns got 2 offensive rebounds and eventually got a Chris Paul corner 3 was the one that broke the Bucks


Drumplayer67

Yeah, Ayton had a pretty rough game based on his performance this post season (still had a double double tho) but that offensive rebound really helped seal this game.


1UPZ__

Ayton stepped up defensively in the last 8 minutes. Offensively he was out of it... Bucks clogged the paint. Monty knew this aimed for 3pters and it paid off.


idontknowthisabackup

Jrue not even attempting to contest it was so ass


mamaljurray

And now we wait for the Bucks locker room video from RDC


MildlyInsaneLBJStan

Giannis bringing out the frying pan on.. well, everyone.


colossuskidd

“We are pain.” - Six plays of Bud


ALittleFishNamedOzil

Greek LeBron about to lose it


ThatsWat_SHE_Said

*I'M 36*


Baker_Goatfield

Make or break this weekend, time to see if the Bucks can defend their home court!


Jeroen_Jrn

Booker is just so much better than Middelton.


crumpledbrouhaha

Really a miracle that Giannis is playing like this so soon after that injury


Palifaith

Too bad the rest of the team is playing like they were recently injured as well.


FantasticMrFAB

he was gassed from minute one, he willed them through every moment. wasn't enough though.


WakingRage

40 minutes too. Crazy. Man is not real


Los_Ingobernablez

And he put in an alltime game. The bucks have no excuse for this.


Bahamuts_Bike

so, uh, has anyone asked the Clippers what the next step is after going down 2-0?


Balls_of_Adamanthium

Get Reggie Jackson


Blanxart

And Ty Lue.


TheOverBored

I think I remember Lue telling PG to play randomly. Have y'all tried that one yet?


jborgjr

Let the greatest postseason shooter of all time loose: Reggie Jackson, who you unfortunately do not have on your roster


MildlyInsaneLBJStan

Is Bobby Portis an acceptable substitute?


ElBluntDealer

Making massive adjustments and spamming what works.


A2Eaton

What if nothing works and you don’t know how to make adjustments?


idontknow_whatever

What if you just refuse to make adjustments and pray that Middleton thinks he playing the Celtics? Coach Bud top sekrit plays


WakingRage

Do you guys have a Reggie Jackson or Terrance Mann? If not, oh boy...


shaker7

Booker hitting some big 3s in the 2nd half of the game


bubsiboo

The suns were hitting everything, but it is absolutely INEXCUSABLE that Devin Booker is getting wide open threes. COME ON


Pepperoni_nipps

The Bucks focused a lot of their effort on stopping Ayton. The Suns are like a four headed hydra when it comes to offense. The big 3 with Booker shining and now Bridges came out of nowhere.


BAM1789

We always have one other player that pops during a game outside of the Big 3. Whether that’s Mikal, either of the Cam’s, or Jae. Anyone can drop 20.


yflhx

Bridges shot 43% from 3 this season. Book's percentage is a bit lower because his shots are contested often, he still is a good shooter. If Buck defense favoured letting 3s over midrange it's not surprising Suns shot those.


glazednipple

Giannis’s historic third quarter will be forgotten


Otherwise_Window

Dude's the only Buck with a positive +/-. How are the Bucks so loaded with talent and yet also so shit sometimes?


MyEnglishSucksLV

“Play random”


impulsenine

Okay I'm glad someone else was as thrown by that as I was.


kyleb402

Giannis is giving it his absolute all a week removed from almost blowing his knee apart and this is the kind of effort he's rewarded with from his supposed co-stars. Everyone not named Giannis and Pat should be forced to walk home.


Prideofmexico

Pat is pure hustle and I love it. Dude can jump out of the gym


kawhi21

Middleton can't be a legitimate second option when he throws up a dud game every week. Just disappears constantly.


JustnTimberfake1

I don’t remember who but one of the sports talk show talking heads really tried to say Khris was the Batman and Giannis was the robin lmao


kawhi21

Giannis has six games under thirty points this post-season (not including his injury game) whereas Middleton has eight games under twenty points lmao.


Wild-Apricot-9161

It wasn't just one, it was the very worst of them all - Kendrick Perkins.


TheLegitClassicMan

A bad take from Kendrick Perkins… that seems out of character for him. /s


sssaaammm

Bleacher Report said he was a top 10 player in the league


Not__Great__Bob

lmfao


nchs1120

Kendrick Perkins said that dumb shit on First Take, then argued it for 10 minutes! Lol


sahsan10

It’s kind of wild how this suns team went from super deep last fall to.....no bench Tbh i meant bucks but this post is super upvoted anyway


Blanxart

Losing one player a game. Can't let this go 6 or 7 at this rate.


Fragrant_Chair_7426

Dario out. If Torrey is out our bench unit really really gets thin up front.


30another

Still got Kaminsky, Stix, and Nader to throw in there. Not as confident in them as Torrey though


OverusedRedditJoke

The Sixers really traded Mikal Bridges for Zhaire Smith, even with his mom working for the organization


ObviousAnswerGuy

i remember that draft night they were interviewing him and his mom when it happened and they were so hyped to be in Philly and then literally traded him right away lol


Helreaver

The trade news got out *while* he was giving an interview. The Suns being where they're at while the Sixers got knocked out of the playoffs embarrassingly definitely feels like some kind of karmic justice against the franchise for that move.


cHinzoo

He’s like the ultimate role player


Pisto1Peet

/u/scooper1030 and /u/ORANG_DRAGIC refer to him as a superstar role player and I think it fits perfectly.


duncan_robinson

What a massive L for Philly


zincinzincout

And he’s from Philly and went to Villanova too. Christ.


kfcbucket21

And he went to Villanova lol


[deleted]

I remember the five minutes that the Sixers were a championship team. Then they traded Mikal Bridges


dontloseyourway1610

What does she do


EdoubleYT

Ben Simmons shooting coach


SuckMyLonzoBalls

mom


Brotendo88

It's painstakingly awful the Bucks are coached. Their offensive play style outside of Giannis is just "do some shit" compared to the Suns who are SO fluid, methodical...


polynomials

"Play random"


ShadyIntentions

Jrue Holiday was labeled as underrated for so long that he’s become very overrated


theseus1234

Dude was missing point blank and fast break layups. Unbelievable


AReallyScaryGhost

He missed like 3 consecutive layups and that alone let me know which way this game was gonna go


onewonyuan

He did have some really nice defensive plays but he was too inefficient scoring.


pakicetus_inachus

I was actually impressed with some of his moves in the paint. He had a good spin move and some decent drives and then just bricking every point blank layup. 7/21, that’s embarrassing.


LuckyWarrior

Honestly this was a very Jrue Holiday game from him offensively Idk why he was being pressured or pressured himself into upping his volume early in the game hes never been that guy Alot of his best offensive performances coincide with someone else also performing well alongside him, but he still gives it his all on the D end even if his shooting is ass tbf


[deleted]

[удалено]


YuropLMAO

Everyone told him to be more aggressive, including coach.


ImRBJ

[Giannis rn](https://imgur.com/ATo7ApI)


Yergason

Hacker during that time "yo wtf I didn't tweet this shit"


Kn7ght

That would actually be hilarious, someone sees their twitter gets hacked and they go "Finally, I can say the truth and no one would know"


idontknow_whatever

[Giannis in the locker room post-game](https://i.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/033/930/It_Smell_Like_Bitch_In_Here_Banner.jpg)


TehChid

Is this real?


ImRBJ

Yeah, but it was when his twitter got hacked


oh_what_a_shot

"I don't wanna be here."


gettingrektdaily

Injured Giannis better than his whole team?? Looking like 2018 lebron. Can’t even leave the floor without the lead extending


DeiVias

Cavs fans can really sympathize with Bucks fans right now.


LordHussyPants

i fucking love watching the suns play. they're all so fun. hopefully it's suns in 5 so they can take this in front of a home crowd.


ChargedCable

Depth will be tested with Craig and Saric hurt now. Might just need to go 7 deep and maybe Frank/Nader for a minute or two to end quarters.


Theelementofsurprise

We need someone to give Ayton a breather. Maybe just intentionally foul Giannis...


GrilledCheeser

Devin Booker post game interview energy; golfer level


myusernamebarelyfits

He's as cool as the other side of the pillow. That's always been his vibe and I love him for it


maxinatoro

Giannis Idoeverythingtokoumpo


_Quetzalcoatlus_

Jrue TakingAnEarlyHoliday


cantpossiblywin

I hope Craig is okay.


Dizzeler

"Suns in 4" is a peak crowd chant. That guy is going to be eternalized if destiny comes to fruition


darklord0530

He might get a statue or something at this rate


AReallyScaryGhost

He's gonna be in that parade. 100%.


Tim_Drake

Even the news was saying Suns in 4! There are billboards in town that say it!


TrooperRamRod

If it happens the Suns *have* to give him a pair of season tickets for life


Grooviemann1

That's a lot of commuting being that he lives in Denver.


MidnightRequim

Middleton pees at the urinal with his underwear at his knees


[deleted]

[удалено]


Bokibola

Still haunts me to this day


Brad-Stevens

Incredible performance by Giannis Antetokounmpo Would have been an all-time on the road Finals game if he got ANY help from his teammates Game 3 should be INSANE Milwaukee's backs up against the wall


ProfessorBeast55

[Giannis playing like 2017 former self. GET THIS MAN SOME HELP](http://imgur.com/gallery/PVyW9qp)


GGezpzMuppy

More guys going to learn to play with one leg after Giannis and Embiids performances lol


Wild-Apricot-9161

Top 20 in all 5 major stat categories that year sheesh.


ObviousAnswerGuy

middleton needs to step up, bad


WhenItsHalfPastFive

Giannis had a great game, but the Bucks won't be able to win like this. They need shots to fall. They'll let Giannis take as many mid-range shots as he wants, as many free throws he can get. It just won't make the difference. Khris and Jrue need to start hitting shots. It's as simple as that.


Fragrant_Chair_7426

I can’t hate anything about giannis. This game was truly incredible. Coming off the injury and singlehandedly keeping his team in with a dominant performance. He just didn’t get any help tonight. CP3 and Ayton struggled but mikal bridges stepped up big time. And book was book


CtuchikOfTorak

I wouldn't be so down on Ayton's performance tonight, the Bucks defensive scheme was to run really big with Giannis and Lopez both on the floor for a significant chunk of the game. The Suns did what they should have in that setup and abused the big men with Book and CP3's mid-long range shooting off of great screen usage.


queenw_hipstur

This game really goes to show you how every quarter counts. Every period except the 2nd was decided by 3 or less points.


IvonbetonPoE

It's obvious how good the Suns are offensively with CP3 and Booker just hitting 3s with a hand in their face, but they also defended really well tonight. Took a lot of fouls along the way, but that's part of it.


JOS1PBROZT1TO

Not taking anything away from Milwaukee, but they just look overmatched here. This Suns team is *really* good


Team-ster

-*Sad deer noises*


sY20

Bucks are guarding cp3 likes hes the deadliest sniper of all time. Get his ass from driving past you and having a wide open lane and 2v1 with ayton. Guess what he is one of the GOATs of? Midrange and playmaking


Superrandy

It’s insane. No clue why they’re wasting energy playing him so tight all the way up the floor only to get screened out again and again. Then Paul just casually walks his way through the middle for an easy jumper or a an assist.


Kn7ght

Acting like he's Trae Young who pulls up from the logo


RVarki

Ayton just played his worst game of the post-season, and was still better than Randle


sidewaysflower

This level of violence isn't necessary man.


sharkweekk

4-10, double-double, two blocks, three steals. A lot of teams would be happy getting that out of their center in a finals game.


VirtuousFool

We ain't even do anything, man, lol


TheScorchererer

You won 1 game. That's something.


tencentninja

Stat of the night. Giannis: 42 Other starters: 43 Bucks need Khris and Jrue to be better or they getting swept.


GoldenSaguaro

Giannis vs The Suns


mercfan3

Giannis was outstanding, and the Bucks did make the adjustment I would make...which is..force Phoenix to beat you with the three and eliminate the inside and midrange shots. Problem is Phoenix is just too good offensively. It isn't surprising that even as role players...Bridges and Johnson shot well from the three point line. They're excellent shooters. And when Crowder's made his first one, that means he's Ray Allen for the game. It's the best defensive move. It really is. But at the end of the day, playing "live by the three, die by the three" with Paul, Booker, Bridges, Johnson, and Crowder..is not going to end in "die" for 4 out of 5 games. It's just much more likely to get Bucks a win then the alternative...let Booker and CP3 get any open midrange shot they want. Not worried about Ayton at all. He's been so consistent, he'll be back next game. I am worried a bit a little bit about Craig though. I hope he's okay.


UjiriWatcher

Jrue Bledsoe


kolsonk

Mike Budenholzer says after game 2 loss that the thing he likes most about Devin Booker’s game is, “his movement.” Also adds he thought Booker was “wirey” and thin but now that he sees him here, he thinks he was wrong. “He’s thick,” he said.


mrsunsfan

Devin is THICC


yuhanz

Job's not done. Milwaukee is great at home. I hope Craig is okay


mrsunsfan

Take my energy Craig


[deleted]

I remember the five minutes that the Sixers were a championship team. Then they traded Mikal Bridges


Thacornholer

Can we just appreciate devin booker having 31 with 0 FTs? Mans game is complete, don’t slander him.


fabrar

Smh talk about empty stats, couldn't even get to the line


_HungryGhosts_

You know in a couple days Middleton is gonna drop 45 and Jrue is gonna get 28/9 at home and we're all going to forget today. They deserve to get DRAGGED, what a horrible performance from that entire team. Way to let Giannis down


barbandbert

Crazy to think those are 2 olympians. Wildly inconsistent


Iywtbab1126

Remember people saying maybe bucks were better without Giannis


jxher123

Skip Bayless - The Bucks simply play better without Giannis on the court. If Giannis wasn't playing in Game 1 or 2, they lose by 30+ easy.


Chipper1221

Don’t entertain anything skip bayless says


crastle

The Bucks are the most confusing team I've ever seen. Being a Bucks fan has to be bad for your blood pressure.


pleasedontharassme

We’re also generally consuming quite a bit of cheese, brats, and beer, so it’s not a great combo


phil2k16

Can we all agree that we got way too many fan shots this game? Holy shit


mamaljurray

They love that phoenix crowd lol. Also showing off the high quality camera


ObviousAnswerGuy

even that meth head in the front


DivineMooncake

[tfw you count to 10 and Giannis airballs the free throw](https://i.imgur.com/tOg2ffB.jpg)


Apollo611

Bruh was soaring


dkthafuturs

I need to see him plz


ObviousAnswerGuy

https://imgur.com/tOg2ffB