Phoenix (United States) (AFP)
Veteran distributor Chris Paul led his Phoenix Suns team to a victory over its guest Milwaukee Bucks 118-105, Tuesday, in the opening of the final round series of the NBA.
Maestro Paul, 36, who is playing the first final in his sixteenth season in the league, planted 32 points in the Milwaukee basket and made 9 assists.
The winner was top scorer Devin Booker (27 points) and Bahamas giant DeAndre Eaton (22 points and 19 rebounds).
“I tried to stay aggressive and my teammates started moving,” Paul said.
Phoenix seeks to enhance the result when it hosts Milwaukee Thursday in the second game, knowing that the winner of four of the seven possible games will win the title.
Phoenix is playing its first league final since 1993 in search of its first title, while Milwaukee is playing its first final since 1974 and was crowned an orphan once fifty years ago.
Greek star Yannis Antetokounmpo returned to Milwaukee, after missing two games with a knee injury, scoring 20 points and 17 rebounds in 35 minutes.
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