On Tuesday night, the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns stepped on the court for Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
The Suns opened up the series with two wins at home and looked well on their way to winning the series. However, the Bucks bounced back in a big way, winning both home games and then Game 5 in Phoenix to take 3-2 lead in the series.
With everything on the line, both teams looked a bit nervous to start Game 6. The teams combined for just four points through the first few minutes of the contest.
With nearly a quarter of the game played, Suns star point guard Chris Paul is facing heavy criticism. After missing a few shots early, Paul does not seem confident in his ability to shoot.
As a result, he’s been dribbling the ball around without even looking at the rim. Everyone watching from home had the same reaction to watching Paul in the first quarter.
Chris Paul is refusing to even look at the rim when in point-blank range.
Suns have no shot if Paul refuses to be involved within the offense.
— Evan Sidery (@esidery) July 21, 2021
Not looking good. Suns need Chris Paul to be willing to shoot, but it doesn't look like's looking for it
— Gerald Bourguet (@GeraldBourguet) July 21, 2021
Through the first two games of the series, Paul looked like the best player on the floor. Unfortunately, he appears to have lost some steam as the series has gone on.
Now he’s facing elimination and doesn’t appear ready to shoot the basketball.
Milwaukee holds a 29-16 lead after the first quarter. The Suns desperately need Paul to find his range on offense if they want a chance to win tonight.