Bucks vs Suns NBA Finals: Can PJ Tucker Continue His Rockets’ Revenge Tour By Beating Chris Paul in the Finals?

Published 07/05/2021, 8:30 AM EDT
Jun 19, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) controls the ball against Milwaukee Bucks forward P.J. Tucker (17) in the first quarter during game seven in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports


After more than 200 days, the NBA playoffs are nearing its end as only two teams remain. With the Bucks vs Suns NBA Finals beginning in a couple of days, fans all across the league can’t wait for the series to begin.

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Both the Bucks and the Suns weren’t the biggest favorites in their respective Conferences to clinch the series. With super-teams like the Lakers and the Nets odds on favorite, the chances of Milwaukee and Phoenix making it to the Finals looked pretty slim.

Jul 3, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; The Milwaukee Bucks bench reacts after Bucks forward P.J. Tucker (17) makes a three-point basket during the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Hawks in game six of the Eastern Conference Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

But with some incredible all-round play and the injuries to superstars in the Lakers and Nets, the Bucks and Suns have steamrolled past the competition and have deservedly made it to the Finals this season.

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PJ Tucker looks to continue incredible streak in Bucks vs Suns NBA Finals

Ahead of the 2020-21 season, Bucks had one major priority, defensive additions to the side. While Jrue Holiday headlined the new additions, veteran PJ Tucker was a much needed piece. Tucker has come up pretty big for Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks in the post-season. Replacing injured guard Donte DiVencenzo in the starting five, Tucker has added some much needed physicality to the side.

His incredible defense coupled with the Bucks all-round play, the Bucks have steamrolled past the Heat, Nets and the Hawks. One thing was common among these teams, all these teams had a former Houston Rockets’ member. Beating the likes of Trevor Ariza, Clint Capela and James Harden, Tucker has beaten his former Rockets teammates in all the three rounds.

The veteran forward has an incredible chance to continue this feat in the Finals as well. Facing off against the Suns, Tucker is set to face a familiar face in veteran point guard Chris Paul.

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While Tucker and Paul had an incredible chance to make it to the Finals with the Rockets, they failed to capitalize on the opportunity. While they couldn’t reach the Finals with Houston, they have finally made it to the grandest stage of them all.

Given how long they have waited to be at the NBA Finals, the veterans know this might be a one off chance for either of two to win a title. Will Tucker continue his immaculate streak with a series win or will CP3 finally get his much deserved NBA title?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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