Milwaukee Bucks defeat Phoenix Suns in game 6 of NBA championship
July 21, 2021
Last night’s season-ending loss by the Phoenix Suns put an end to the team’s story-book run for the NBA title. The Suns lost the series to the Milwaukee Bucks 4-games-to-2. It was the Suns’ first appearance in the NBA finals since 1993. For more on the team and the season and the series, we spoke to Brad Cesmat, founder and CEO of Sports 360az.com.
Cesmat put the loss in simple terms: The better team won.
“Nobody could stay with Giannis,” Cesmat said. “I mean nobody.”
Cesmat also said that, when he thinks of this series particularly, he sees it as a “series of adjustments.” Milwaukee made changes to their game plan after their first couple of losses that the Suns were slow to adjust to. He added that, as the series progressed, he felt that Giannis Antetokounmpo became progressively more confident. He likened the competition between him and the Suns’ big man, Deandre Ayton, as a man against a child.
“There’s no other way to slice it — Giannis just dominated and destroyed,” Cesmat said.
Cesmat said that Milwaukee’s “big three” of Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday and of course Giannis made it considerably difficult for them to pull it out.
“So to me, I look at the Suns and they’re still a piece or two into their maturation,” Cesmat said. Players like Mikal Bridges, Cameron Johnson and Cameron Payne were inconsistent enough to make a significant impact on the team’s performance as a whole.
“Milwaukee had easy shots and the Suns did not. The Suns had to work so darn hard to make a shot,” Cesmat said.
When asked about where the Suns go from here, Cesmat said that the first thing to look for is Chris Paul’s decision to extend or conclude his contract with the team. That news should come on August first, a little over a week from now.