NBA Finals 2021 Predictions: Phoenix Suns vs Milwaukee Bucks Predictions, Date, Time, Watch live stream

NBA Finals 2021 Predictions: It is the NBA Finals as the West Champions Phoenix Suns take on the East Champions Milwaukee Bucks.

If their two regular-season matchups are any implication of how the NBA Finals 2021 will be, the Bucks and Suns series will go down as the most interesting and competitive matches in the history of the NBA.

Phoenix won the two games against Milwaukee by a combined two points, including a 128-127 overtime thriller back in April. We cannot wait to see the unbelievable energy and hustle the players will put on the floor to win this series.

This series is special for the 11x All-Star Chris Paul as well as 2x MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo who will be playing in their first NBA Finals.

NBA Finals 2021 Predictions: Tough roads for both the teams

The Phoenix Suns faced a tough challenge entering the NBA Playoffs 2021. They faced the defending champions Los Angeles Lakers in the first round. However, with LeBron James and Anthony Davis injured, the Lakers were not at their best.

The Milwaukee Bucks did not have an easy road either. They faced the 2019-20 runners-up Miami Heat. Although, the Heat was nowhere as good as they were last season and the Bucks won the series 4-0.

NBA Finals 2021: Milwaukee Bucks enter their first NBA Finals since 1974, will battle against Phoenix Suns for the NBA Championship

The biggest test for the Bucks came against the Brooklyn Nets and the Big 3. Unfortunately for the Nets, not all of their superstars were fit at the same time. In Game 7, which went into overtime, the Bucks won 115-111. Kevin Durant forced the first Overtime and was inches away from winning the series for the Nets as his foot was on the 3-point line.

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NBA Finals 2021 Predictions: Key Stats to know

Bucks in 2021 playoffs Off rating Def rating Net rating Def reb %
Antetokounmpo on court 109.8 101.8 8.0 79.6
Antetokounmpo off court 108.2 107.1 1.1 69.3

 

NBA Finals 2021 Predictions: Bucks vs. Suns prediction

Phoenix Suns in six

The Phoenix Suns made through without Chris Paul even after had to miss Game 1 and 2 of the NBA Western Conference Finals. Although, it did not have a big impact on the Suns’ team as Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton assisted the Suns to go 2-0 up.

The combination of Deandre Ayton and Devin Booker has been immense for the Suns. It is true that the Bucks were without Giannis for 2 games in East Finals but Brook Lopez was the standout performer in Game 5.

NBA Finals 2021: Phoenix Suns enter their first NBA Finals since 2010; wins series against LA Clippers 

He has not done that on a consistent basis like Booker and Ayton. The Milwaukee Bucks were dependent on Khris Middleton for the most part even when Giannis was on the court. With a lockdown defender like Booker, it might be tough for Middleton to work his magic like he usually does.

NBA Finals 2021 Schedule

Date Game Time  National TV
July 6 Game 1 9 p.m. ABC
July 8 Game 2 9 p.m. ABC
July 11 Game 3 8 p.m. ABC
July 14 Game 4 9 p.m. ABC
July 17 Game 5* 9 p.m. ABC
July 20 Game 6* 9 p.m. ABC
July 22 Game 7* 9 p.m. ABC