Following their 118-108 Game 2 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night, the Phoenix Suns seized a 2-0 lead in the 2021 NBA Finals. The teams will now travel to Wisconsin for the last two games of the series.
Game 2 was an intriguing contest to begin with, as the Milwaukee Bucks appeared to be more aggressive and focused than they had been in Game 1 of the series. It appeared that the game would be a close one, but the Phoenix Suns had other plans.
Suns take Game 2!
More to do, more to come. See you in Milwaukee.
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) July 9, 2021
The Suns were absolutely lethal from three-point range during the game, making 20 of their 40 attempts. Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks were in shambles, with Giannis Antetokounmpo fighting alone. Individually, he enjoyed a historic night, scoring 42 points for the team.
Several records were broken during Game 2 of the NBA Finals series thanks to a massive collective effort from the Phoenix Suns and Giannis Antetokoumpo. In this essay, we’ll go over five of them.
The five records broken during Game 2 of the 2021 NBA Finals between the Phoenix Suns and the Milwaukee Bucks are listed below.
5 Devin Booker’s seven 3-pointers are tied for third most in an NBA Finals game by a player.
Devin Booker had a shaky start to the game, going 0-for-4 from the field. After that, he came back with a vengeance and never looked back. He scored 21 of his game-high 31 points in the second half, shooting 8-of-13 from the floor and 12-of-25 overall.
On 12 attempts, seven of his shots came from downtown.
This greatly aided the Phoenix Suns in maintaining their lead. Booker was hitting impossible jumpers after the Milwaukee Bucks put him in tight spots with little area to work with, but he couldn’t seem to miss. His seven three-pointers tied him with eleven other players for the most threes made in an NBA Finals game.
The Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry leads the leaderboard with nine made threes. Given Devin Booker’s range and shooting prowess, it wouldn’t be surprising if he eventually overtakes or ties Curry for the record.
4 Giannis Antetokoumpo becomes the fourth player in NBA Finals history to score 40 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 blocks.
With a 42-point performance Thursday night, Giannis Antetokounmpo demonstrated why he deserved to be a two-time NBA MVP. The rest of his teammates struggled since they were unable to produce efficient shots. Giannis hit 68.2 percent from the field, adding 12 rebounds and three blocks in the process, giving it his all to keep his team from losing.