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Yesterday was game 1 of this atypical NBA finals, where Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns compete for the title. This time the Suns beat the Bucks 118-105, in a game that marked the return to the pitch of Giannis Antetokounmpo, after 2 games without playing due to injury. The series, which is a best-of-seven game, is 1-0 in favor of the Arizona franchise so far.
The Finals were eagerly awaited and the start did not disappoint at all, as in the early stages of game 1 we could see the potential and weapons of each team.
🏀 The Return of Antetokounmpo ⭐
The return of Giannis Antetokounmpo in this first game was a last-minute surprise, but finally, he could compete in his first game of the Finals.
The Greek played well, and in addition to scoring 20 points, 17 rebounds, and 4 assists in 35 minutes, he was quick on his feet in his return to the court. He came back after recovering from a left knee injury.
The Bucks´ Greek freak declared: “I’m happy to be out there, to be able to help my team in any way I can, and to be in my first NBA Finals.”
⭐ Chris Paul, the star of the match 🏀
This game was also the NBA Finals debut for Phoenix Suns´ point guard Chris Paul, who was undoubtedly the star of the game, scoring 32 points and 9 assists.
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In doing so, Paul has become the third player 36 years or older to surpass 30 points in a Finals game, following Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Tim Duncan.
He is also the first player since NBA legend Michael Jordan with more than 30 points and 8 assists in his Finals debut.
Paul, 36 years old, is one of the greatest players in NBA history who had never played in the Finals. He jumped on the court determined to seize the moment he had been waiting for 16 seasons. And he really proved it with his great performance in his first NBA finals game 1 that gave the victory to his team.
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