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Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo explains leaving NBA Finals games in first quarter: 'I wanted to take a tinkle'

USA TODAY 15 July, 2021 - 12:32pm

Giannis Antetokounmpo checked out suspiciously early during recent games of the NBA Finals. He fessed up to why after Game 4.

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MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo checked out early in both Games 3 and 4 of the NBA Finals in Milwaukee.

The Bucks’ two-time MVP was subbed by Pat Connaughton at 8:29 of the first quarter in Game 4 and 8:30 of the first quarter of Game 3.

Was he hurt? Did he need a breather? Was Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer tinkering with his rotation to throw off the Phoenix Suns?

"I've always discussed with Coach, like say, 'Coach, if I need like 30 seconds, one minute, I'm going to let you know,' " Antetokounmpo said after Game 3. "And I think that was a time I needed, like 30 seconds to a minute just to catch my breath and get back to the game. There was nothing wrong with me."

He fessed up to the real reason after Milwaukee’s Game 4 victory over Phoenix, tying the NBA Finals at 2-2.

"How do you guys say politely?" Antetokounmpo sheepishly said. "I wanted to take a tinkle. A tinkle. I wanted to take a tinkle and came back. That's polite, right"

Antetokounmpo had 26 points, 14 rebounds, eight assists, three steals and two blocks.

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D-backs sell out Finals Game 4 Rally the Valley watch party at Chase Field

Arizona Sports 15 July, 2021 - 12:25pm

Phoenix Suns fans came out in full force for a watch party at neighboring Chase Field for Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday, as 15,000 fans packed the lower bowl and sold out the event.

Unfortunately for Valley sports fans, the Suns fell to the Bucks 109-103 to tie the Finals series up at 2-2.

The watch party was hosted by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Doesn’t get much better than cheering on the @Suns with one of my best friends and 15,000 of the best fans in sports! @ChaseField is the place to be tonight! #RallyTheValley

— D. Baxter the Bobcat (@DbacksBaxter) July 15, 2021

The D-backs opened up their concessions stands for fans to purchase foods and drinks when the gates opened at 4:30 p.m.

There was even a pregame party on the field, as D-backs mascot Baxter the Bobcat and the Suns’ Gorilla were pumping fans up along with a Suns DJ.

I haven't heard this place sound like this in a long time.

The @Suns starting lineup announced here at @ChaseField.#RallyTheValley

— Derek Montilla (@Cap_Kaveman) July 15, 2021

All the way turned up at @ChaseField. 🔊

Keep bringing the energy @Suns fans! #RallyTheValley

— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) July 15, 2021

The atmosphere only intensified after tipoff.

It is LOUD at the ballpark!

You’re gonna want the sound on for this.@Suns | #RallyTheValley

— Chase Field (@ChaseField) July 15, 2021

On top of displaying the game on the jumbotron, Phoenix Suns play-by-play announcer Al McCoy can be heard on the PA speakers at Chase Field.

Longtime fans' faith in the Phoenix Suns could win them lots of cash

FOX 10 News Phoenix 14 July, 2021 - 07:19pm

Some longtime fans of the Phoenix Suns have put money down on the team to win the NBA Championship and their faith could pay off, literally.

What were the odds the Phoenix Suns would make it this far in the NBA Finals?

At the beginning of the year, the odds were about 40 to 1. But now they’re knocking on the door of an NBA Championship and some faithful fans could make a bit of money because of that.

There’s plenty of shiny things at Mayas Gold in west Phoenix, but a Suns championship ring would look awfully nice in the display case.

Jesus Flores is a lifelong Suns fan and employee at the jewelry store.

During the Suns' finals run, the store closes earlier so employees can watch the game.

Last year, Flores liked what he saw from the Suns, saying, "We went to the bubble. Went 8-0. I liked that. We got Chris Paul. And I thought they really had something special."

He liked it so much that he put $100 on Phoenix to win the title back in December. That would land him just over $3,000 for keeping the faith.

"You don’t want to believe it. But people today are like, ‘how did you know?’" he said.

Mark and Jenessa Canenguez also have a little money on the game. Mark is a fan who has ticket stubs that go way back to when the seats were affordable.

Jenessa put $20 on the Suns to win it all. It was her first bet ever.

"We made the bet and we really didn’t think anything of it. But now we like to think maybe we were the spark that got it going, so that’s cool," she said.

The Phoenix Suns take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, then head back to Phoenix for Game 5. The Suns lead the series 2-1.

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