HIGHLIGHTS: Phoenix Suns take game 1 after big performance from Chris Paul

The Suns defeated the Bucks 118 to 115 to take a 1-0 lead in the NBA Finals

The Phoenix Suns have an early lead en route to their first NBA Championship. They took the lead in the series over the Milwaukee Bucks going up 1-0. This was highlighted by an amazing performance by Chris Paul who put up 32 points and 9 assists. Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton also had great games finishing with 27 and 22 points respectively.

If the Suns win it all, this would be their first NBA Championship ever. This is their first finals appearance since 1993. They made it to the finals in both 1976 and 1993. In 1976 they lost to the Boston Celtics. In 1993, the Suns lead by NBA legend Charles Barkley, lost to the Michael Jordan lead Chicago Bulls.

While the Bucks are no Jordan lead Bulls, Chris Paul is will be trying very hard to get his first NBA championship and avoid the criticism Barkley gets for never winning one.

The Phoenix Suns have work to do

Don’t expect the Bucks to just roll over. 2-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo has a lot to prove and will not let his Bucks go down without a fight. Last night he only put up 20 points. The Bucks were lead by Khris Middleton who finished with 29 points.

Expect a hard-fought battle for game 2.

After the game, Chris Paul said the following about the game.

I just kept trying to be aggressive. My guys got going and all the coaches were talking about us playing with pace. I’m the old head who likes to slow it down sometimes. But in this series, we gotta play with pace.

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He followed it up by answering questions about how his teammates played together.

It’s trust. We have been buidling all season long for the moments. We are going to keep playing this is just one game. We gotta stay locked in.

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Game 2 is set for tip-off on July 8th at 8 PM CST in Phoenix.