As Phoenix collected 37 points and shooting over 70-percent from the field in the first 12 minutes of action, the Bucks struggled to keep up as they only countered with 21 points of their own. As their starting point guard Jrue Holiday led his team with 14 points in ten minutes, Milwaukee collectively put up 43 points to outscore the Suns by 19 points before heading into halftime with a three-point lead.
The momentum stayed in the Bucks’ favor after a late first-half rally. As Jrue Holiday packed on another 11 points, and the Bucks shot at a high percentage as a whole throughout the entire third quarter, the Bucks put up another 36 points, keeping Devin Booker and the Suns from scoring 30 and maintaining a double-digit lead.
Although it seemed the Suns were falling apart, they fought back hard in the fourth quarter. With 32 points from Giannis Antetokounmpo, 29 points from Khris Middleton, and 27 points from Jrue Holiday, the Bucks defeated the Suns 123-119.