Suns star Chris Paul said it best ahead of his team’s Game 6 matchup against the Bucks: “We got to come out, be ready to play and it’s either win or go home.”
Phoenix enters Tuesday night’s contest on the brink of elimination after dropping three consecutive NBA Finals games. The Suns have not lost confidence, though, and believe they can force a Game 7.
“Something that coach [Monty Williams] and everybody has been saying: If you went to the beginning of the season and said we had a chance to be where we are right now, would you take it? Absolutely. Absolutely,” Paul said during his Monday media availability. “And we get a chance to determine the outcome. It’s not like the game is going to be simulated or somebody else got to play. We get a chance. We control our own destiny. So I think that’s the exciting part about it.”
Over in Milwaukee’s locker room, the challenge is staying in the moment. The Bucks have all the momentum on their side, but the job isn’t done just yet.
“I can’t focus on celebrating. I can’t focus on that right now because I feel like you get too ahead of yourself,” Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo said on Monday. “We got to focus. I got to focus right now, and then when the game comes tomorrow, focus on each possession at a time, a possession at a time. As I said, play good basketball, compete as hard as possible and put ourselves in a position to be able to win that game. That’s all you can ask for.”
Will the Bucks capture their first NBA championship in 50 years? Or will the Suns find a way to stay alive?
Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Suns vs. Bucks in the 2021 NBA Finals. Follow along here for complete results from Game 6 on Tuesday night.
Suns vs. Bucks score
Suns vs. Bucks live updates, highlights from Game 6
(All times Eastern)
10:45 p.m. — Brook Lopez rocks the rim. The Fiserv Forum is on fire.
10:35 p.m. — Dribbling in the general vicinity of Jrue Holiday? Seems like a bad idea.
10:30 p.m. — That dude is strong.
Halftime: Suns 47, Bucks 42
10:10 p.m. — Phoenix outscores Milwaukee 31-13 in the second quarter and heads into the locker room with a five-point lead.
10 p.m. — Well, that didn’t take long. The Suns have surged into the lead with an impressive run here in the second quarter. The Bucks are really struggling offensively.
9:55 p.m. — Hey Giannis, uh, you’re not allowed to do that.
9:45 p.m. — The Suns bounce back with an 8-0 run after a rough first quarter.
End of first quarter: Bucks 29, Suns 16
9:35 p.m. — Oh, what a beautiful spin move by Giannis Antetokounmpo.
9:30 p.m. — A fast start for Khris Middleton. The Bucks star already has seven points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals.
9:15 p.m. — Giannis Antetokounmpo gets the job done on both ends of the floor.
9:05 p.m. — There are A LOT of people hanging out in the Deer District.
8:50 p.m. — The starters for each team …
- Bucks: Jrue Holiday, Khris Middleton, P.J. Tucker, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez
- Suns: Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, Deandre Ayton
8:40 p.m. — Suns coach Monty Williams on Game 6: “It’s the biggest game of all of our lives. We all know that. We don’t need you guys to tell us.”
NBA Finals start time today
- Date: Tuesday, July 20
- Start time: 9 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. PT
Game 6 of the NBA Finals will tip off at 9 p.m. ET. The series will shift from Milwaukee back to Phoenix for Game 7 if necessary.
How to watch the 2021 NBA Finals
Bucks vs. Suns will be broadcast live on ABC. You can live-stream Game 6 via Watch ESPN or the Watch ESPN app.
The game can also be streamed on fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.
NBA Finals schedule 2021
(All times Eastern)
|July 6||Suns 118, Bucks 105||9 p.m.||ABC|
|July 8||Suns 118, Bucks 108||9 p.m.||ABC|
|July 11||Bucks 120, Suns 100||8 p.m.||ABC|
|July 14||Bucks 109, Suns 103||9 p.m.||ABC|
|July 17||Bucks 123, Suns 119||9 p.m.||ABC|
|July 20||Game 6||9 p.m.||ABC|
|July 22||Game 7*||9 p.m.||ABC|
* If necessary