The Bucks returned home to Milwaukee, looking to avoid going down 3-0 to the Suns in Game 3. They delivered in a big way, with 41 points from Giannis Antetokounmpo leading Milwaukee to a 120-100 win at home.
If you missed any of the action we've got you covered with updates, highlights and more from Game 3.
Phoenix Suns vs. Milwaukee Bucks Game 3: Live updates, scores, stats and highlights
Final: Bucks 120, Suns 100
-That'll do it. The Bucks are back in the series, handling the Suns in comfortable fashion behind a monster third quarter. The series remains on home court with Phoenix holding a 2-1 lead entering Game 4.
-In addition to Antetokounmpo's massive night, Holiday added 21 points and nine assists, while Middleton chipped in with 18 points, seven rebounds and six assists.
BUCKS WIN!! pic.twitter.com/kStVx4IOyb- Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) July 12, 2021
-Giannis checks out of the game to a standing ovation and the party has begun in Milwaukee. Antetokounmpo finishes with 41 points, 13 rebounds and six assists.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is the 1st player to score 40+ points in back-to-back NBA Finals games since LeBron James (41 points in Games 5 and 6 of the 2016 Finals). pic.twitter.com/OrhAMN4zXl- NBA History (@NBAHistory) July 12, 2021
-Cam Johnson is down on the court and in pain and fouling Giannis. It's unclear what happened on the play.
UPDATE: Johnson is ok and plays on.
-Back-to-back 40-point games for Antetokounmpo! He's got 41 and counting as the Bucks lead by 20 points with 6:11 to play.
Giannis drive and slam.. he's got 41!#NBAFinals on ABC pic.twitter.com/hMZCRCQM4e- NBA (@NBA) July 12, 2021
-CP3 puts the moves on Antetokounmpo before fading for a tough fadeaway jumpshot from the baseline. Antetokounmpo put in work defensively but it didn't matter. Milwaukee still lead 101-82 with 9:14 to play in Game 3.
Chris Paul's handles are unreal 🧊#NBAFinals on ABC pic.twitter.com/D3acP8XDRV- NBA (@NBA) July 12, 2021
End of the third: Bucks 98, Suns 76
-Milwaukee have unleashed down the stretch in the third to go on a 16-0 run and blow this one open after three quarters.
-Antetokounmmpo has 34 points, 12 rebounds and six assists for the Bucks, while Ayton still top scores for Phoenix with 18 despite sitting out the majority of the third quarter.
-Holiday has 19 points and seven assists on 5-for-10 shooting from deep in a breakout Finals effort.
16 in the quarter.- NBA (@NBA) July 12, 2021
34 in the game.
The. Greek. Freak.#NBAFinals on ABC pic.twitter.com/rsFsHbZOde
-We've got a good one cooking in Milwaukee with both teams getting hot on the offensive end. Milwaukee have been able to keep the Suns at bay for now behind Jrue Holiday finding the range. Milwaukee lead 85-76 with Antetokounmpo to be at the line after the timeout. There is 2:37 to play in the third.
😤 😤 😤 pic.twitter.com/iCbMt0ZfvQ- Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) July 12, 2021
-CAM JOHNSON WITH A POSTER OVER P.J TUCKER!!! Budenholzer challenged the call but it remains a block and the dunk counts. Whew what a play from Johnson. Bucks lead 69-59 with 7:50 to play in the third.
CAM JOHNSON. OH MY GOODNESS. 😱 pic.twitter.com/K2EJveffNT- NBA TV (@NBATV) July 12, 2021
-Giannis is on fire early in the third quarter and the Bucks are holding off the Suns for now.
Giannis picking up in the 2nd half where he left off!- NBA (@NBA) July 12, 2021
He's got 23.. #NBAFinals on ABC pic.twitter.com/DGRLOQmZQQ
-Ayton picks up his fourth foul with 10:25 to plat in the third. Milwaukee lead 63-49.
-The second half is underway at Fiserv Forum!
Halftime: Bucks 60, Suns 45
-Antetokounmpo has 18 points, eight rebounds and four assists to lead the Bucks, while Ayton is continuing his big night with 16 points and five rebounds.
-A potentially big moment to end the first half. Khris Middleton draws a foul on Ayton is the final seconds. That's the third on Ayton who has been a major factor in the game.
-What a sequence!! Milwaukee outscore Phoenix 35-17 in the second quarter to open up their biggest lead of the series.
This end-to-end sequence highlights a 30-9 @Bucks run to close the 1st half on ABC! 🔥 #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/F9IRC0I9iV- NBA (@NBA) July 12, 2021
-The Bucks are rolling now. Finally Milwaukee have been able to get some stops and they are on a 20-6 run!
Make that 18 points for Giannis and a 20-6 Milwaukee run on ABC! @Bucks 50@Suns 42#NBAFinals presented by YouTube TV pic.twitter.com/J4vc5ib3m0- NBA (@NBA) July 12, 2021
-A Brook Lopez airball turns into a Giannis dunk and now it's the Bucks back in front! MIlwaukee lead 39-38 with 6:45 to play.
🔨 Giannis HAMMER to put the @Bucks on top! 🔨#NBAFinals on ABC pic.twitter.com/kdOXCVDvXk- NBA (@NBA) July 12, 2021
-A quick 8-0 run for the Suns capped by a Cameron Payne floater and it's Phoenix 36-30 with 9:05 to play in the second quarter. The second quarter has been problematic for Milwaukee through two games so this is a danger period for the Bucks.
End of the first: Bucks 25, Suns 28
-A tight first quarter with the Suns withstanding an early surge from Milwaukee. Antetokounmpo has seven points, five rebounds and four assists for the Bucks, while Ayton has tallied 12 points and three rebounds.
Swing.- NBA (@NBA) July 12, 2021
Cam to Cam to Book to Jae for 3 on ABC! #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/PzoYNOOU08
Giannis gives it up & gets it back for the bucket! #NBAFinals- NBA (@NBA) July 12, 2021
Late 1Q on ABC pic.twitter.com/sr0thPfjTc
-What a start for Ayton. The Phoenix big man is on fire with 12 points on 6-for-7 shooting. The Suns lead 28-25 with 1:18 to play in the first in what has been a very impressive start on the road.
-Chris Paul has already made a couple of TOUGH mid range baskets early in the first quarter. Paul has six points on 3-for-4 shooting while also adding this dime to a rolling Deandre Ayton.
CP3 finds Ayton rolling for the flush. 💥@Suns 14@Bucks 15#NBAFinals on ABC pic.twitter.com/iB6cCGi3UC- NBA (@NBA) July 12, 2021
-And-1 for Giannis as the Bucks lead 15-14 with 6:03 to play in the first.
Giannis gets on the glass for the And-1 early in Game 3 on ABC! 😤#NBAFinals presented by YouTube TV pic.twitter.com/kTboMoBNfY- NBA (@NBA) July 12, 2021
-We are away in Game 3!
Jae Crowder locking in pregame. #ThatsGame #PhantomCam- NBA (@NBA) July 11, 2021
The @Suns seek a 3-0 lead in the #NBAFinals presented by YouTube TV, NEXT on ABC! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/vKW3KGy8yL
-Both the Bucks and Suns will roll out the same starting five for Game 3.
The first five out for Game 3. pic.twitter.com/DzZPeNMwFu- Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) July 11, 2021
THE FIVE. pic.twitter.com/g81za3KqLa- Phoenix Suns (@Suns) July 11, 2021
-Giannis puts in the work pregame.
Pregame work for The Greek Freak. pic.twitter.com/z1OoWI7flk- Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) July 11, 2021
-CP3 and Book are in Fiserv Forum!
Book and CP3 are READY for Game 3 😤 pic.twitter.com/PxtLnfo7EZ- ESPN (@espn) July 11, 2021
-The Suns won't be as thin as anticipated in terms of front court depth, as forward Torrey Craig will reportedly try and play despite leaving Game 2 with a knee injury.
Suns F Torrey Craig is indeed planning to play in Game 3, sources tell ESPN. He left Game 2 after tweaking that knee, but MRI was clean and he's going to give it a go tonight. https://t.co/wmAXtxZiXk- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 11, 2021
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