The time has finally come. Playoffs are done and the NBA 2021 Finals are set to kick off tonight. Phoenix Suns will take on the Milwaukee Bucks in order to conquer the ring on a very attractive and promising series. Which team will earn the Larry O´Brien trophy?
Phoenix Suns, the revelation of the league:
The franchise from Arizona have completed one of their best seasons ever, as they have finished 2nd on the Western Conference, just behind the unstoppable Utah Jazz. However, they took a step forward at the key moment against the Los Angeles Lakers, as they beat them 4-2 in a series where LeBron James was unable the defeat from his team.
Then they swept the Denver Nuggets in the Conference Semifinals: neither the MVP Jokic or Campazzo could stop the Phoenix´s hurricane. They faced the Clippers in the Conference Finals and they beat them 4-2 in a series marked by Kawhi Leonard´s injury.
What makes these Suns special? The key for their success relies on Chris Paul´s addition. The veteran point guard is about to play his first NBA Finals and he can´t be more motivated about it. His arrival to the team meant a revolution in order to top off the coach Monty Williams´ playing style.
Just as Batman has Robin, CP3 has Devin Booker by his side, a top squire. The young star is performing at ta very high level. There are many expectations on these very ambitious Phoenix Suns.
Milwaukee Bucks, grown against adversity:
The Eastern Conference Champions ended 3rd on the table behind the Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets. Playoffs couldn´t start on a better way: 4-0 against Miami Heat.
They took on the Brooklyn Nets in the Semifinals, a series that could have perfectly been the Finals, but Harden and Irving´s injuries left Durant alone on the court and, despite showing his best level, Bucks won game 7.
Once they made it through in a very even series against the Nets, they faced Trae Young´s Atlanta Hawks in the Conference Finals after beating the New York Knicks and the 76ers, in the Conference Finals.
A very even series in the first games was marked by Giannis Antetokounmpo´s injury, but Milwaukee got over this obstacle as a team and won 4-2 in order to play the NBA Finals 47 years later.
Translated by Guillermo Bermejo.