Bucks vs Suns NBA Finals: Jae Crowder Beats Giannis Antetokounmpo and Chris Paul in Stunning NBA Record

Published 07/06/2021, 11:55 AM EDT
May 30, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) controls the ball against Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder (99) during the first half in game four of the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports


The NBA Finals are all set as the Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee Bucks are set to face the Chris Paul led Phoenix Suns. Both the franchises have had their fair share of struggles for the last decade but finally find themselves at the pinnacle of professional basketball.

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Their road to the Finals haven’t been easy though. While they do have some of the best players in Giannis Antetokounmpo and Devin Booker, the Bucks and the Suns were by surely not the favorites to make it to the Finals.

Feb 10, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) protects the ball from Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) during the first half at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

With some excellent all-round basketball and injuries to stars of other teams, the Bucks and Suns wiped out the competition and defeated the Lakers and the Nets on their route to the Finals.

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Jae Crowder beats Chris Paul and Giannis Antetokounmpo for incredible record

The 2021 NBA Finals feature some of the biggest names in basketball in Giannis Antetokounmpo, Chris Paul and Devin Booker to name a few. All of these stars are pivotal members to their side and have proven that they are among the best.

But all of them have one thing in common, zero NBA championships. These players neither have won a single title, they also haven’t made it to the Finals once. Barring Jae Crowder who has played 6 games in the Finals, no one has a single appearance in the Finals.

Crowder who played for the Miami Heat last season, made it all the way into a shocking Finals appearance. With his incredible ability to score the three pointer and limit the best players in the opposition, Crowder was a key member for the Heatles.

He has continued to do so for the Suns. His presence was felt especially against the Lakers. Facing off against a familiar foe in LeBron James, the 31-year-old did was unfazed by the challenge and was key in the Suns’ strategy to limit the Lakers’ talisman.

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This time around, the 6’6″ forward might have to guard 2-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. The 31-year-old was the primary defender on Giannis in last year’s playoffs when the Heat upset the Bucks.

Given how explosive the ‘Greek Freak‘ can be, limiting the former DPOY will be key. Given Crowder’s history, expect to see some intense back and forth between the two. Who do you think will come out on top, the Phoenix Suns or the Milwaukee Bucks? Let us know in the comments section down below.

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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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