After four NBA Final games, between Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks, the team that played at home won the match. Last game, the Suns got closed to break these home winners, but Bucks’ players were on fire to change the game in the fourth period. Now the series is tied 2-2.
It is the first time, since 2006, that after the fourth beginning Finals game, this happens. In that opportunity, the Miami Heat defeated the Dallas Mavericks by 4-2 and won the championship.
The Final was also tied, but in Game 5, Miami won at home and won again in Dallas, putting an end to the home winners and bringing the title to Florida. Miami had the worst season due to Mavs, so they needed to win away to be the Champion.
Will this happen again? In the 35 times that a team opens the Finals with a 2-0 win, the other turned the game just at four opportunities. Game 5 will happen this Saturday, July 17, in the Phoenix Suns Arena, Arizona. Suns is the favorite to win the match, with a -170 odds, according to Bovada.
Until now, the team which scored more than 109 points in a game won. While the Bucks are averaging 110,5 points per game, the Suns have 109,75 points per game. These numbers show the equality between the finalists.
For the Suns, Devin Booker is averaging 27,5 points per game, Chris Paul has 21 points and 8,2 assists, and DeAndre Ayton, averaging a double-double, with 14 points and 14 rebounds.
On the other hand, Giannis Antetokounmpo has the best numbers. It couldn’t be different. The Greek has 32,2 points, 5,5 assists, and 14 rebounds at The Finals. Khris Middleton also has great numbers, with 24,5 points, 5,5 assists, and 6,5 boards per game. To complete, Jrue Holiday has 15,2 points, 8 assists, and 6 rebounds.