Draining just 32-percent of their shots from the field, the Bucks collected 20 points in the first quarter of action. While the Suns didn’t take full advantage of the Bucks’ struggles as they took four fewer shots, they still finished the first quarter with a three-point lead.
After a rough first quarter, Milwaukee picked up the slack before halftime. Improving their overall field goal percentage to 52-percent in the second quarter, the Bucks outscored the Suns 32-29, spoiling Devin Booker’s 12-point quarter and tying the game up at 52 at the half.
Although the Bucks were outscored by six points coming out of the half, the veteran guard Khris Middleton kept Milwaukee alive as he put up 10 points for the Bucks, going into the final quarter with 26.
Milwaukee needed a big final quarter on both ends, and they got it.