With the energy of tonight’s electric crowd at Fiserv Forum behind them, the Bucks got off to a red-hot start in tonight’s Game 6 matchup. After the first quarter of play, Milwaukee led the Suns 29-16.
That margin would quickly dwindle though. Scoring just 13 points in the second frame, the Bucks surrendered their double-digit lead — finishing out the half with a 47-42 deficit.
One stat comparing Chris Paul’s second-quarter shooting to that of the entire Milwaukee squad gave a telling picture of the Buck’s performance to close out the first half.
Contributing to his 13 first-half points, Paul shot 5-7 in the second quarter. The Bucks shot an abysmal 4-20.
Made FGs in the second quarter
Chris Paul: 5-of-7
Bucks entire team: 4-of-20
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) July 21, 2021
With both teams starting to settle in after early struggles, hopefully the second half will bring a more consistent level of play.
Leading the way with 17 points and seven rebounds, two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo will look to continue his solid play into the final stretches of tonight’s game. Hoping to push the series to seven games, Paul will try to will the Suns to a comeback win on Milwaukee turf.
If the end of tonight’s game is anything like the rest of the series, we should be in for another incredible finish.