The sound that you heard prevailing throughout the last two days was not that of leftover fireworks from the Fourth of July, but that of analysts, pundits and bettors shoveling dirt on the grave of the Milwaukee Bucks. Now down two games in the NBA Finals, both coming in the form of double-digit losses, most believe this series to be over but I would not be so quick to assume the Bucks have nothing left for the Phoenix Suns now that this series has changed venues.
First and foremost, Milwaukee still has Giannis Antetokounmpo on the floor, a question Phoenix does not have the answer for. Through four games, two in the regular season and two in the postseason, Antetokounmpo has scored 142 points (35.5 points per game) on 61.5% shooting from the floor against the Suns. DeAndre Ayton has improved dramatically this year, but he is no match for the Greek Freak defensively, and there is no other option on this roster that can match Antetokounmpo physically. The path to victory today, and in this series, run through the two-time MVP and he is going nowhere.