‘Got Away With Murder’: Draymond Green, Jamal Murray & Others React to the Milwaukee Bucks’ NBA Finals Game 4 Win vs Suns

Published 07/14/2021, 11:56 PM EDT
Jul 14, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) shoots over Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) during the second quarter during game four of the 2021 NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports


With each game of the NBA Finals series, the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns are making it more and more interesting for all of us to watch. But that’s how the battle for a championship should be, right? Well, now that the Bucks have tied the series 2-2 with a 109-103 win against the Suns, they’ve unburdened themselves of the pressure of climbing out of a deep 3-1 ditch. Phoenix losing their comfortable and vital 2 game lead can cost them heavily as both stand equal steps away from lifting the Larry O’Brien trophy.

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How the Milwaukee Bucks caught up with the Suns

After a convincing 120-110 victory that put them back on the map, Game 3 was just the night for the Bucks. However, from foul trouble that kept their rim protector DeAndre Ayton out to missing 12 out of 14 of their early three-pointers, the Phoenix Suns can’t say the same. So, getting their lead back in Game 4 was of utmost importance to win their first title.

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But it seems like Milwaukee wasn’t going to go down without a fight. The game started off with the Suns taking a 16-9 lead five minutes into the first quarter. However, it didn’t take the Bucks long to close out that gap and were just trailing them with 3 points at the end.

Throughout the game, the Bucks struggled to get a lead but then the fourth quarter happened. Khris Middleton’s brilliant 40 points helped Milwaukee seal the deal in the final minutes of the game. They did have Booker’s scoring to worry about which they were also able to contain at the end of it.

Booker ended the night with 40 points and although Giannis Antetokounmpo only had 26 points, his unselfish plays, blocks, and rebounds played an even bigger role in their victory. So, here is how the NBA has reacted to the Bucks getting their second straight win.

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Can the Bucks take the lead again/ can they come back from this?

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If Booker had a little extra help, the Suns could have avoided getting the series tied up. Also, kudos to the Bucks team for trailing almost throughout the game and yet getting the vital victory in Game 4.

Jul 14, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) fouls Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) during the third quarter in game four of the 2021 NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Now, the question is how the series will play out further. The Bucks were able to take over the Nets as well after going down 2-0 in the first two games, is history going to repeat itself? Will the Bucks crush Phoenix’s hopes of getting their first title ever in 53 years?

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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