The Phoenix Suns defeated the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 2 of the NBA Finals at Phoenix Suns Arena on Thursday, winning the match with a final scoreline of 118-108. While Devin Booker led the Suns with 31 points, Mikal Bridges bagged 27. Meanwhile, Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 42 points for the Bucks, going 15-for-22 from the field.
It is to be noted that while the Suns finished 20-for-40 from three-point range in the game, the Bucks went 9-for-31. In addition, Chris Paul added 23 for the Suns in contrast to Jure Holiday's 17 for Bucks.
Devin Booker wants to prove he is the best in the league: Monty Williams
"The guys work on it," Suns coach Monty Williams said.
"We have a 'let it fly' mentality. [Fourth-quarter opportunities] are the moments that [Booker] lives for. He doesn’t run from it. Devin wants to prove to everybody that he’s one of the best players in the league. Not just from a stats and numbers perspective. I think he wants to prove it by winning," he added.
As of now, the Suns have a 2-0 series lead and a 14-4 record in their playoff run much of which is owing to the fact that they have five scoring threats. While Paul, Booker and centre Deandre Ayton shone in Game 1, Mikal Bridges and Jae Crowder added a cumulative of 38 points and six threes in Game 2.
However, prior to Sunday's Game 3 at Milwaukee, one of the main reasons to worry for the Suns is an injury to some of its key players. While Dario Saric was ruled out of the entire Playoffs with an ACL team in Game 1, Torrey Craig suffered a right knee contusion in Game 2.