Bucks vs Suns NBA Finals: Will Giannis Antetokounmpo Play? Fans In for Some Good News

Published 07/06/2021, 1:36 AM EDT
Jun 13, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dunks during the fourth quarter against the Brooklyn Nets during game four in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports


The NBA Finals are all set as Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee Bucks will face off against Chris Paul led Phoenix Suns. Both of these teams haven’t been in the Finals since 28 years and certainly weren’t anywhere near being touted as the finalists.

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Seeing out favorites like the Lakers and the Nets, the Bucks and the Suns have truly been the best teams this post-season. Injuries also haven’t fazed both the teams. Losing arguably their best players in Chris Paul and Giannis for multiple games, both the teams pulled through.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo reportedly fit for Bucks vs Suns NBA Finals

While CP3 was out for some games, he was finally back for the last four games of his series against the Clippers. But Giannis on the other hand missed the last two games, and the given how bad his injury looked, the Greek Freak‘s health was up in the air.

But recently there has been some promising developments for fans. Recently NBA insider Jake Reetz, reported that the Bucks’ talisman is indeed cleared for game 1 against the Phoenix Suns.

This is certainly pretty positive news for Milwaukee Bucks and their fans. The team did have a great all-round performance in the last two games, with players like Jrue Holiday, Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez putting on a show.

But Giannis certainly brings a much more dynamic presence on the court. With his explosive drives to the basket and his lockdown defense, Antetokounmpo can be a handful for any team.

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This matchup against the Suns might be the toughest one-on-one matchup for the Greek Freak though. While he did face off against the likes of Bam Adebayo, Blake Griffin and Clint Capela in his road to the Finals, big man DeAndre Ayton has been on a different level all-together.

With his incredible agility and length, Ayton was able to slow down the reigning MVP Nikola Jokic. He has also been effective grabbing boards and creating second time chances for teammates. This will certainly be a test to behold for the former DPOY.

Can Giannis Antetokounmpo bring out his A-Game against the Suns and finally win the much awaited Larry O’Brian trophy?

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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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