07/23/2021, 5:42 PM
Flying to Tokyo Saturday
Team USA is set to face off against France on Sunday, so Booker's status for Sunday's game is uncertain as of now. Coach Gregg Popovich shared that he's unsure how much he'll use Booker, Middleton and Holiday in Sunday's 2021 Olympic debut game.
07/18/2021, 7:37 AM
Puts up double-double in loss
The center has excelled on the boards in the Finals, averaging 13.2 rebounds per game. He bounced back from a six-point scoring effort in Game 4 with 20 points Saturday, his second-highest scoring total of the series. Ayton is shooting 57.7 percent from the field and 94.1 percent from the charity stripe through the first five games of the Finals, and he has rounded out the superb percentages with 15.2 points, 1.4 steals and 1.4 blocks in addition to his big numbers on the boards.
07/18/2021, 7:30 AM
Notches double-double in loss
Paul bounced back from a quiet 10-point effort in Game 4 with his first double-double of the series, but it wasn't enough to prevent the Bucks from grabbing the win and a 3-2 series lead. The veteran point guard has played well overall during his first trip to the Finals, posting per-game averages of 21.0 points and 8.8 assists while shooting 54.3 percent from the field (including 52.4 percent from deep). With Phoenix facing an elimination game Tuesday, Paul's leadership at the point could be key if the team is to force a Game 7.