You don’t have to tell Chris Paul. He knows he must step up for the Suns to defeat the Bucks and capture the 2021 NBA championship.
In the Game 4 loss to Phoenix, Paul scored 10 points on 5 of 13 shots and spun the ball five times. The All-Star point guard, who averaged 2.2 turnovers per game during the regular season, has 15 turnovers in his last three games. Paul’s unusual lapses have made some wonder if he is dealing with a hand injury, but he dismissed any concerns about his health.
“It’s something I don’t dwell on,” Paul said of the turnover issues during his press release on Friday. “Although it may be an anomaly for me, it happens. I delivered the ball many, many times before. At the end of the day, we managed to win the game. And me turning the ball is not giving us enough shots to the basket. Then, I will solve it.”
Meanwhile, Milwaukee is in a much better place returning to Phoenix than when it left. After falling to a 2-0 hole, the Bucks responded with better efforts in Games 3 and 4, turning the rest of the NBA Finals into a best-of-three series.
“Sometimes when you’re down 0-1 or 0-2, whatever the case may be, you don’t care about that,” said Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo. “You care how you can get one, how you can get a second. Then somehow you build the momentum and good things happen. So I think we have to give credit to all the winning habits that we build throughout the year that we are. capable of knowing that when we are depressed, we still find ways to win games. “
Will Milwaukee win Game 5 for the third straight win? Or can Phoenix bounce back on its own court?
Here’s everything you need to know to watch Bucks vs. Suns, including the start time and TV channel for Saturday’s game.
MORE: Watch the NBA Finals live on fuboTV (7-day trial)
What channel is Bucks vs. Suns?
Bucks vs. Suns will air live on ABC. You can stream Game 5 live via Watch ESPN or the Watch ESPN app.
The game can also be streamed on fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.
Bucks vs Suns start time
- Date: Saturday July 17
- Start time: 9 pm ET | 6 p.m. Pacific Time
Game 5 of the NBA Finals will begin at 9 pm ET. The series will switch from Phoenix to Milwaukee for Game 6.
How to stream NBA Finals games live
It’s easy for cable subscribers to stream the NBA Finals by logging into the ESPN app on any device. For everyone else, the process is a bit more complicated.
There are several OTT TV streaming options carried by ABC, including fuboTV, Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV, and AT&T Now. All require subscriptions through their websites. Of those services, fuboTV, Hulu, and YouTubeTV offer free trial options.
Below are the links to each live streaming option for Game 5 of Bucks vs Suns.
NBA Finals Schedule
(All the eastern time)
(3) Bucks vs. (2) Suns: Series tied 2-2
|July 6th||Soles 118, Bucks 105||9 p. M.||ABC|
|July 8||Soles 118, Bucks 108||9 p. M.||ABC|
|July 11||Bucks 120, Soles 100||8 p. M.||ABC|
|July 14||Bucks 109, Suns 103||9 p. M.||ABC|
|July 17th||Game 5||9 p. M.||ABC|
|July 20th||Game 6||9 p. M.||ABC|
|July 22||Game 7 *||9 p. M.||ABC|
* If necessary