Two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokoumpo was at his best as he led the Milwaukee Bucks to a 120-100 win over the Phoenix Suns in Game 3 of the 2021 NBA Finals to take the series to 2-1 after three games.
Antetokoumpo recorded his third successive double double in the Finals, scoring 41 points with 13 rebounds and 6 assists for the Milwaukee Bucks in a dominant performance. Jrue Holiday contributed 21 points for the Bucks as well, with Khris Middleton also getting in on the act with 18 points. D’Tigers youngster Jordan Nwora scored his first NBA Finals points, scoring 3 points and 1 rebound in just one minute on the court. Chris Paul led the scoring for the Suns with 19 points as they fell to a defeat.
Giannis Antetokoumpo’s haul in the game made him the first man since Shaquille O’Neal to record successive 40+ points and 10+ rebounds in the NBA Finals. Milwaukee Bucks will go into Wednesday’s Game 4 chock-full of confidence and belief stemming from their impressive win in Game 3 of the series.