ABC will host Thursday’s 2021 NBA Finals matchup between the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks with tip off set for 9:00 p.m. ET. The game will take place at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee.
If you aren’t around a TV to check out this 2021 NBA Finals matchup, you can stream the game via WatchESPN or the ESPN app. But keep in mind that you need a cable-login subscription. If you don’t have a cable login to access ESPN for a live stream, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the game.
Chris Paul is taking over late in the postseason, and he went for 32 points and nine assists in his first NBA Finals game at age 36. Devin Booker will need to shoot better from long range after knocking down just 1 of 8 from the three-point line. One question mark for the Suns is whether reserve forward Dario Saric will be available for Game 2. He left Tuesday’s game with a right knee injury as he landed awkwardly in the first quarter and never returned. Saric has played 10.5 minutes per game in this postseason.
The biggest question for the Bucks heading into the NBA Finals was the health of Giannis Antetokounmpo, and he moved around well despite missing two Eastern Conference Finals games with a knee injury some feared would end his season. Antetokounmpo went for 20 points and 17 rebounds, and he looked like his usual self, which is encouraging. Khris Middleton was more of the offensive aggressor for Milwaukee with 29 points, knocking down five 3-pointers. If he does that again, the Bucks should be in good shape for Game 2.