The Suns will stick with the same starting five as they look to get back on track in Game 6 after losing the last three games of the series. They will look to force a Game 7 on Thursday and should be led by Chris Paul, Devin Booker, and Deandre Ayton.
The Bucks will continue to run with the same starting five after taking the last three games of the series. Tonight, they will look to take home their first NBA Finals trophy since 1971 and should be led by Giannis, Khris Middleton, and Jrue Holiday.
The Suns will stick with the same starting five as they look to get back on track in Game 5 after losing the last two games in Milwaukee. They will look to take a 3-2 series lead tonight at home in Phoenix and be led by Chris Paul, Devin Booker, and Deandre Ayton.
The Bucks will continue to run with the same starting five after evening the series at 2 games apiece with their victory on Wednesday. Tonight, they look to steal a game on the road to take a 3-2 series lead before heading back to Milwaukee on Tuesday night.
Thanasis Antetokounmpo has been listed as out for Saturday’s Game 5 against the Phoenix Suns due to health and safety protocols. So far he is the only Bucks player that seems to be in the protocol but we will monitor the situation, we did not have Thanasis projected for any minutes tonight so no one stands to benefit in any major way from his absence. The Bucks should be led by Giannis, Khris Middleton, and Jrue Holiday as they look to take a 3-2 series lead tonight and send the series back to Milwaukee on Tuesday with a chance to win the NBA Finals.
The Suns will try to bounce back tonight from their first loss of the series and will do so with the same starting five that they have been using throughout the series and most of the playoffs. The Suns will look to take a 3-1 lead tonight and set up a closeout game on Saturday in Phoenix to win the NBA Finals.
The Bucks will continue to run with the same starting five as they look to even the series at two games apiece tonight before the series heads back to Phoenix for Game 5 on Saturday.
Lineup Update: Suns will start Paul, Booker, Bridges, Crowder, Ayton on Sunday
Coach Budenholzer will elect to keep the same starting five for Game 3 on Sunday despite being down in the series 2-0. The Bucks will look to capture their first win at home in Milwaukee tonight and should be led in production by Giannis, Khris Middleton, and Jrue Holiday.
As expected, Torrey Craig will be available for Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Sunday after being listed as probable on the injury report last night. Craig suffered a knee contusion last game when drawing a charge on Giannis Antetokounmpo and was unable to return. If he were to be limited tonight (though there has been no word on this yet), we could expect more minutes from Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, and Cam Johnson. The Suns offense should be run primarily through Chris Paul, Devin Booker, and Deandre Ayton as Phoenix looks to take a commanding 3-0 series lead tonight.
Lineup Update: Suns will start Paul, Booker, Bridges, Crowder, Ayton on Thursday
The Bucks will roll with the same starting five as they did in Game 1 as they look to bounce back from a tough loss and tie the series at 1 game apiece tonight.
Lineup Update: Suns will start Paul, Booker, Bridges, Crowder, Ayton on Tuesday
Giannis will rejoin the starting lineup after just being cleared to play for Game 1 of the NBA Finals which will send Bobby Portis back to the bench. It remains to be seen how effective Giannis will be coming back so quickly from his injury or if he will be limited.
Giannis has been further upgraded from questionable and will play tonight in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns. Although there has been no official word yet he will likely be limited, if this is the case Bobby Portis (who has started in place of Giannis while he has been out) will likely play an increased role off the bench along with Pat Connaughton and Bryn Forbes. Also if limited, both Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton will be forced to play larger roles and will become the main source of offense for the Bucks when Giannis is off the floor. The Milwaukee offense should be led by Giannis (for however long he is on the court), Middleton, and Holiday as the Bucks look to take Game 1 of the Finals in Phoenix tonight.