How to watch Bucks vs. Suns in Game 5 of 2021 NBA Finals via live online stream
We go over how you can watch Game 5 of Bucks vs. Suns series in the 2021 NBA Finals airing on ABC.
Bucks vs. Suns NBA Finals live stream: Watch Game 5 start time, TV channel, prediction, pick, odds, line
Both teams will fight to win an all-important Game 5 in Phoenix
The Milwaukee Bucks tied up the series at two games apiece in a Game 4 win that was highlighted by one of the greatest plays in NBA Finals history when Giannis Antetokounmpo met Phoenix Suns big man Deandre Ayton at the rim for a jaw-dropping block that defied logic. Through the first two games of the series it looked like the Bucks were just simply outmatched against a Suns team that looked capable of sweeping Milwaukee, but these last two games have shown that the Bucks absolutely have a chance at winning this series.
Game 5 is incredibly important given that the victor will be one win away from capturing the title. Ahead of Saturday’s anticipated matchup, here’s everything you need to know.
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ABC will host Saturday’s NBA Finals matchup between the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks with tip off set for 9:00 p.m. ET. Game 5 will take place at Phoenix Suns arena.
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.
The Bucks have stormed back into the series with two wins at home and will now look to set up a scenario where they can clinch a title in Game 6. Milwaukee has won five road games in the playoffs, but has struggled in both games at Phoenix in this series.
The Suns saw Devin Booker’s 42-point outburst go to waste, largely due to 17 turnovers and some poor late game execution. Chris Paul will look to improve after a rough shooting performance and Deandre Ayton was largely absent on the scoreboard. The Suns need their home crowd to help them take a 3-2 lead in the series.
The Bucks vs Suns live stream has Chris Paul and Phoenix trying to get back on track
The Bucks vs Suns live stream is set to broadcast at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT today (Saturday, July 17).
It will air on ABC and ESPN3, the latter is available on Sling TV, currently on sale down to $10 for the first month.
Tonight’s Bucks vs Suns live stream will likely see Chris Paul continue to play through wrist and finger pain as Phoenix looks to get hot in the kitchen with some much-needed home cooking for Game 5. Meanwhile, Milwaukee is hoping to have their first series lead after this NBA playoffs live stream. This is what happens when a best-of-seven turns into a best-of-three.
The Suns went into Milwaukee for Games 3 and 4 with a 2-0 series lead. They now head back home for Game 5 with this series even at two games apiece. The Bucks, like their second round series with the Nets, have found a way to fight back in this series. Wednesday’s night’s Game 4 was a perfect example of Milwaukee’s perseverance.
The Bucks trailed by nine points in the early minutes of the fourth quarter of Game 4, but went on a roll to win the quarter by 12. Despite their offensive outburst, Milwaukee’s biggest play came on the defensive end. At the 1:14 mark of the fourth the Bucks led by two when the Suns’ Deandre Ayton rolled to the basket looking to finish off an alley-oop pass from teammate Devin Booker.
The Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo was defending Booker on the play but peeled off to contest the potential dunk by Ayton. Giannis went up and blocked Ayton’s game-tying dunk attempt and sent 17,000 Milwaukee fans into a frenzy. The “Great Freak” finished the night with 26 points and 14 rebounds, while Khris Middleton scored a team-high 40 points as the Bucks took Game 4, 109-103.
The Suns host Game 5 looking to reestablish a series lead. Chris Paul highlighted the Suns’ turnovers as a reason they’re not headed back home with a chance to win the series in Game 5, “We had 17 turnovers [in Game 4]. I had five of them. It was bad decision making.” Phoenix’s miscues overshadowed a 42 -point night by Devin Booker in Game 4.
If you’ve had to leave your own “bubble” — or you’ve been hit by a dreaded local blackout — and you can’t watch Bucks vs Suns live streams on cable, you’re not out of luck. With a virtual private network, or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town (or somewhere that blackouts won’t hit), and access the same streaming services you already paid for.
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