The Milwaukee Bucks continue to find ways to claw themselves back and into a winning position, as they did on Wednesday night by defeating the Suns 109-103 in Game 4. The series is tied up 2-2 as we head back to Phoenix for Game 5 this Saturday.
Wednesday’s matchup was an instant classic, with Devin Booker and Khris Middleton both putting on a scoring clinic, etching in 40 points each for the night. It was like a heavyweight boxing match with both players making impossible shots (or haymakers) continuously throughout the night. But in the match’s dying seconds, Giannis Antetokounmpo did what only a Greek Freak could do and blocked a ‘guaranteed’ Deandre Ayton alley-oop dunk that would have tied the game could have made the game end with a different result.
However, this game was a little misleading. If it weren’t for Middleton’s scorching offensive, the Bucks would’ve been in big trouble for the night. Middleton needed to take many shots for the night (33 to be exact) because its halfcourt offense lost its mojo that they discovered in Game 3. Milwaukee scored 90.7 points per 100 possession, which would have ranked them 27th in the regular season. If you exclude Middleton’s shotmaking, the team shot 18 for 65 from the floor, but the Bucks won this game by the margins.
It scored 19 second-chance points to the Suns’ seven and 15 fast-break points to Phoenix’s zero. The Bucks finished with 19 more attempted field goals, ten more attempted free throws, and 19 more points off turnovers than the Suns.
As of recent, the Bucks have had the edge in these swing categories all series. Can this formula of winnings games continue? I guess we will see come Saturday.
Catch you Monday.