2021 NBA Finals

The Wrap: Full coverage from Game 2 of the 2021 NBA Finals

Catch up on all the highlights, analysis and postgame sound from Game 2 of the 2021 NBA Finals.

From NBA.com Staff

Game 2 Final Score: Suns 118, Bucks 108 | Series coverage

The Lede: Following a Game 1 loss in which Chris Paul and Devin Booker got wherever they wanted, the Bucks adjusted. Jrue Holiday hounded Paul up the court, while Milwaukee’s defense swarmed Booker’s pick-and-roll action. On the other end, Giannis Antetokounmpo helped the Bucks reassert their dominance in the paint and at the free throw line … and it didn’t matter. The attention on Phoenix’s stars allowed the Suns’ shooters to get going. Mikal Bridges scored a playoff-career high 27 points, while the Suns as a team drilled a franchise playoff record 20 3-pointers. Paul and Booker helped close out the win and combined for 54 points, part of a team effort that was enough to counter Antetokounmpo’s mammoth 42-point, 12-rebound performance.


Game 2 Coverage:

Video Recap

Game 2 Recap & Box Score

Video Box Score | Shot charts

Game 2 Mini-Movie

Best of Phantom Cam: Game 2


Analysis:

5 things we learned from Game 2 of The Finals

24 Thoughts on Game 2

Powell: Bucks failing to support Giannis in Finals

Inside the Box Score: Deep stats from Game 2


NBA TV:

Phoenix countered Milwaukee's adjustments with a barrage of 3-pointers in Game 2.

What do Bucks need to do to bounce back in Game 3?

How Phoenix answered Milwaukee’s Game 2 game plan

Suns’ bread and butter proves more reliable in 4th quarter

Comparing Paul and Isiah in big-game situations

Paul on his Ayton’s development, ‘Point God’ moniker & more

Finals Film Room: How Booker got to his spots

Finals Film Room: Examining Giannis’ performance

Finals Film Room: Breaking down Suns’ 3-point shooting

Finals Film Room: What Bucks’ did defensively


Top Plays & Highlights

Ultimate Highlight: The Phoenix Suns take a 2-0 lead over the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Finals.

Ultimate Highlight: Suns seize 2-0 Finals lead

Full Focus: Suns’ long-range shooting sinks Bucks

Top 5 Plays from Game 2

The Fast Break

Nightly Notable: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Play of the Day: Devin Booker

Around the World: Broadcasters call Suns’ wild ball-movement play

Must-See: Perfect passing sequence leads to Ayton and-1

Must-See: Holiday denies Booker’s slam

Booker hits seven from deep, scores 31

Bridges breaks out for 27 points

Giannis scores 20 of his 42 in the 3rd quarter

Williams shares key coaching moment with Ayton


Postgame News Conferences & Interviews

Chris Paul talks about the Suns' preparedness in Game 2 and has a memorable one-on-one chat with Isiah Thomas.

Ayton driven to always be ‘sturdy’ for Suns

Paul credits Suns’ resilience in Game 2 win

Monty on Booker: ‘These are the moments he lives for’

Booker: ‘We’re prepared for this moment’

Paul: ‘We pass up good shots to get great shots’

Crowder: ‘It’s 0-0. We’re staying even keel.’

Giannis: ‘We’ve been down before. We know the deal.’

Budenholzer on Bucks stars: ‘We need all three of those guys’

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