Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges said that if his team wants to fight back and force a series tiebreaker in the NBA Finals, they must not be discouraged.
After leading 2-0, the Suns now face the prospect of having to travel to Milwaukee and win to stay alive in the series.
Three consecutive defeats put them behind eight goals for the first time, including Phoenix beat the Bucks 123-119 at home On Saturday night.
Bridges has won the NCAA championship twice with the Villanova Wildcats in 2016 and 2018, but he believes that the Suns have the necessary courage to push the finals to Game 7, which will be at their home court. get on.
“We are ready, man, we are ready for the next game,” Bridges said. “If you are sulking about this, the season will be over in the blink of an eye. So, we will learn from it, the coach will show the editing and the things we must do better, but we know what we must do. We lost It’s over.”
The Suns coach Monty Williams has provided reporters with a very quotable quote with his fascinating motto and wording changes throughout the season, and he published another article on Saturday night.
“We have to win a game to get them back on the plane,” he said. “That’s it. And you have to be determined, you are willing to send them back to the plane at all costs.”
Devin Booker made a deep impression on Saturday night for his second consecutive game. After scoring 42 points in his fourth loss, he scored 40 points on 17 of 33 shots.
He has every right to feel wronged after failure. When he sat down to rest after the first quarter, he scored 11 points and the Suns established a 16-point lead. When Booker returned with 6 minutes and 14 seconds left in the second quarter, the Suns’ lead almost disappeared and the momentum was completely occupied by the Bucks.
Booker said: “We came out and did what we planned to do, and we had a good start, and then we let go.” “They maintained their resilience, and they persisted. So, for us, it was a game. A difficult defeat.”
It is important to point out that the Bucks won the victory with an outstanding offensive performance in history.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton were unstoppable in the fifth game. Milwaukee’s “Big Three” scored 88 points in total, becoming the fifth trio in the history of the NBA Finals to score 50% per game and shoot 25 points per game in a single game.
They were the first to do so since the legendary Lakers James Worthy (33 points), Karim Abdul-Jabbar (36 points) and Magic Johnson (26 points) in 1985.
As for the Suns, head coach Williams insisted that if they want to win in Milwaukee, better passing will be the key.
“We have to change it,” Suns coach Monty Williams said. “We know what’Book’ can do with the ball, but one of the things we are talking about is getting into the paint and looking for players in the backcourt. We think this is a formula. There were times tonight it just got stuck a little bit.”
Chris Paul of the Phoenix team is very important to this young team this season. He performed well in the game. He scored 21 points, 11 assists and 1 turnover on 9 of 15 shots in the 5th game, but He performed poorly in the game. Both ends are holidays, he completed the decisive game of the game with steals and air relay assists.
If the Suns are to force a decision, Paul will need to raise his level again.
“We know it’s not easy,” he said. “We didn’t expect this to happen. It’s difficult. The coach has been saying all year: Everything we want is on the other side of the difficulty, nothing is harder than this.
“So, we must regroup and learn from this game. But everything is over. We must prepare for the sixth game.”