You don’t have to tell Chris Paul. He knew that in order for the Suns to beat the Bucks and win the 2021 NBA championship, he had to come forward.
In Phoenix’s fourth defeat, Paul scored 10 points on 5 of 13 shots and turned the ball over 5 times. The All-Star point guard averaged 2.2 turnovers per game in the regular season and 15 turnovers in the last three games. Paul’s uncharacteristic mistake made some people wonder whether he was dealing with a hand injury, but he denied any concerns about his health.
“This is something I won’t think about carefully,” Paul said in a media interview on Friday when talking about turnover. “Although this may be an anomaly for me, it did happen. I have flipped the ball many times before. At the end of the day, we have to win the game. And I flipped the ball over and did not give us enough shots. .So, I will find a way.”
At the same time, Milwaukee found that it was better to return to Phoenix than when he left. After falling behind 0-2, the Bucks responded with a better overall effort in Game 3 and Game 4, turning the remaining NBA Finals into a three-game two-win series.
“Sometimes when you are behind 0-1 or 0-2, no matter what the situation is, you don’t really care about it,” said Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo. “You care about how you can get one, how can you get the second. Then you will build momentum and good things will happen. So, I think we have to owe all the winning habits we have established during the year. Be able to. Knowing that when we lose, we still try to win the game.”
Will Milwaukee win the fifth game for the third consecutive game? Or can Phoenix rebound at home?
This is everything you need to know to watch the Bucks play against the Suns, including the kick-off time and TV channels for Saturday’s game.
Which channel are the Bucks playing against the Suns?
The Bucks vs. Suns game will be broadcast live on ABC. You can live stream the fifth game through the Watch ESPN or Watch ESPN app.
The game can also be broadcast live fuboTV provides a 7-day free trial.
The start time of the Bucks vs. Suns
- date: Saturday, July 17
- Starting time: 9 p.m. EST | 6 p.m. Pacific time
Game 5 of the NBA Finals will begin at 9pm Eastern Time. The series will be transferred from Phoenix back to Milwaukee in the sixth game.
How to live stream the NBA Finals game
Cable subscribers can easily stream the NBA Finals by logging into the ESPN app on any device. For others, the process is slightly more complicated.
There are several OTT TV streaming options with ABC, including fuboTV, Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV and AT&T Now. They all need to register through their website. Among these services, fuboTV, Hulu and YouTubeTV offer free trial options.
Below are links to each live option for the 5th game between the Bucks and the Suns.
NBA Finals Schedule
(All times are Eastern Time)
(3) Bucks vs. (2) Suns: Series 2-2
|July 6||Sun 118, Bucks 105||Nine p.m||ABC|
|July 8||Sun 118, Bucks 108||Nine p.m||ABC|
|July 11||Bucks 120, Suns 100||eight pm||ABC|
|July 14||Bucks 109, Suns 103||Nine p.m||ABC|
|July 17||Game 5||Nine p.m||ABC|
|July 20||Sixth||Nine p.m||ABC|
|July 22||Game 7*||Nine p.m||ABC|
* If necessary