Bucks level NBA Finals series at 2-2
Milwaukee – The Milwaukee Bucks rallied from nine points down in the fourth quarter to defeat the Phoenix Suns 109-103 in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday, to tie the best-of-seven series at 2-2 in front their own elated fans at Fiserv Forum.
The teams were tied at the half, but small forward Khris Middleton pushed the Bucks over the top, tallying 40 points, six rebounds and four assists.
Milwaukee had looked in deep trouble after losing the opening two games of the series in Phoenix, but never counted themselves out.
Giannis Antetokounmpo did not match his 40-plus points efforts from the previous two games, but still came up big for the Bucks with 26 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists, and put on a strong defensive effort that included a critical block late in the fourth quarter.
Suns guard Devin Booker had 42 points, but he got little back-up from his teammates, none of whom were able to crack double digits in the first half.
Point guard Chris Paul struggled from the start and only managed to put up two points in the first half and 10 total, a far cry from his 32-point performance in the series opener.
The series now shifts back to Phoenix for Game 5 on Saturday.