The Suns' offense made the Bucks sweat in a Game 1 victory 118-105
Phoenix- Suns' offense explodes and sets the tone in a Game 1 victory.
The Suns had not played in a week after defeating the Los Angeles Clippers and it showed early on in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Cameron Payne and Devon Booker started to get themselves going late into the first quarter. Both players sparked a 8-2 run for the Suns, which shifted momentum for Phoenix.
Chris Paul and Booker was taking advantage of their match-ups with Brook Lopez. Each time Lopez switched on Paul or Booker, both players would call isolation plays and score on their possessions. The Suns extend their lead to eight at the end of the first half, 57-49.
Confidence started to brew with the Suns in the second half. Defensive, Phoenix buckled down and made it hard for Lopez and Kris Miiddleton to get into their rhythm. They contested shots and closed in on open shooters. Paul and Deandre Ayton started to get their oop-connection going on pick and roll action mid-way in the third and pushed their lead to 18.
After coasting for a bit, the Suns' double digit lead disappeared and was cut to six with under eight minutes left in regulation. Paul and crew was very aggressive for the next three minutes and went on a 8-0 run to go back up double figures. The Suns went on to win.
Paul finished with 32 points and 9 assists.
Booker finished with 27 points and 6 assists.