Suns vs. Bucks live score, updates, highlights from Game 1 of the 2021 NBA Finals

And then there were two.

The Bucks and Suns each won their conference finals series in six games to reach what should be an entertaining NBA Finals. Milwaukee shut the door on Atlanta with Giannis Antetokounmpo out for the final two games, and Phoenix defeated a feisty Clippers squad behind a terrific closeout performance from Chris Paul.

Which team will be the last one standing at the end of a drama- and injury-filled postseason?

Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Suns vs. Bucks in the 2021 NBA Finals. Follow along here for complete results from Game 1 on Tuesday night.

MORE: Watch the NBA Finals live with fuboTV (7-day trial)

Suns vs. Bucks score

Game 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Suns 30 27
Bucks 26 23

Suns vs. Bucks live updates, highlights from Game 1

(All times Eastern)

Halftime: Suns 57, Bucks 49

10:10 p.m. — Wow. That is a LeBron-esque chasedown block by Giannis Antetokounmpo.

9:55 p.m. — Chris Paul and Devin Booker: Masters of the midrange.

9:50 p.m. — Suns forward Dario Saric is out for the rest of Game 1. He appeared to suffer a knee injury on a drive to the basket in the first quarter. 

End of first quarter: Suns 30, Bucks 26

9:40 p.m. — So apparently Giannis Antetokounmpo’s knee is made of Adamantium.

9:30 p.m. — What a spectacular finish by Devin Booker.

9:15 p.m. — Giannis Antetokounmpo is moving well early. He’s got four points and three rebounds in four minutes.

8:45 p.m. — The starters for each team…

  • Bucks: Jrue Holiday, Khris Middleton, P.J. Tucker, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez
  • Suns: Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, Deandre Ayton 

8:30 p.m. — And there it is. The two-time NBA MVP is back in the starting lineup.

8:15 p.m. — With tipoff fast approaching, the Bucks still haven’t announced whether Giannis Antetokounmpo will play in Game 1.

Suns vs. Bucks start time today

  • Date: July 6
  • Time: 9 p.m. ET

Game 1 of the NBA Finals will start at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 6. Phoenix will host Games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals before the series moves to Milwaukee for Games 3 and 4.

How to watch the NBA Finals

  • TV channel: ABC
  • Live stream: ESPN app, fuboTV

Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Bucks and Suns tips off Tuesday on ABC. Cord-cutters have several streaming options to watch the game, including the ESPN streaming app and fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.

Fans in Canada can watch Game 1 on TSN 1/4.

NBA Finals schedule 2021

(All times Eastern)

July 8

Game Time National TV
Bucks vs. Suns 9 p.m. ABC

July 11

Game Time National TV
Suns vs. Bucks 8 p.m. ABC

July 14

Game Time National TV
Suns vs. Bucks 9 p.m. ABC

July 17

Game Time National TV
Bucks vs. Suns* 9 p.m. ABC

July 20

Game Time National TV
Suns vs. Bucks* 9 p.m. ABC

July 22

Game Time National TV
Bucks vs. Suns* 9 p.m. ABC

* If necessary

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