National Basketball Association
Phoenix 128, Milwaukee 127
When: 8:00 PM ET, Monday, April 19, 2021
Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Officials: #74 Curtis Blair, #13 Ashley Moyer-Gleich, #71 Rodney Mott
Attendance: 3280

Devin Booker made a free throw with 0.3 seconds remaining in overtime to lift the visiting Phoenix Suns to a 128-127 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.

After Phoenix's Mikal Bridges and Milwaukee's Khris Middleton exchanged 3-pointers in the final 30 seconds of OT to force a 127-127 tie, Booker dribbled around the perimeter looking to get free for a final shot. His off-balance attempt under duress drew a foul call on P.J. Tucker to set up the game-winning free throw on his first of two shots at the line.

Four Suns players scored at least 20 points, led by Booker with 24. The star guard added seven points and seven rebounds.

Phoenix's Chris Paul produced 22 points and 13 assists, Bridges scored 21, and Deandre Ayton finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Four of Ayton's points came during a crucial, 12-2 run in the late fourth quarter that turned the Suns' 109-102 deficit into a 114-111 lead.

Ayton also came through on a few defensive stands in the fourth quarter, denying Giannis Antetokounmpo clean looks at the basket.

Antetokounmpo, the two-time reigning NBA Most Valuable Player, scored 33 points, his highest output in three games back from a six-game absence caused by a knee injury. However, he played less than a minute in overtime.

Phoenix held Milwaukee scoreless for the first 3:10 of OT, building a six-point lead before 3-pointers from Pat Connaughton, Tucker and Middleton brought the Bucks back.

Middleton finished with 26 points, including five in the final 1:18 of regulation. Jrue Holiday added 25 points and eight assists for Milwaukee.

Bridges hit 5 of 7 3-point attempts as Phoenix finished 17 of 42 (40.5 percent) from long range. Outside shooting helped the Suns keep pace with Milwaukee despite the Bucks' 64-42 advantage in points in the paint.

The Bucks shot 11 of 34 (32.4 percent) from long range, with Connaughton going 3 of 4. He scored all nine of his points from beyond the arc.

With the win, Phoenix avoided its first losing streak since January. The Bucks took a second straight loss and fell for the fifth time in eight games.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Phoenix   Milwaukee
Devin Booker 24 Scoring Giannis Antetokounmpo 33
Chris Paul 13 Assists Jrue Holiday 8
Deandre Ayton 13 Rebounds Pat Connaughton 9
Devin Booker 5 Free Throws Made Giannis Antetokounmpo 9
Devin Booker 3 Steals Jrue Holiday 2
Deandre Ayton 1 Blocks Giannis Antetokounmpo 1
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Phoenix 128 48.1 17-42 9-10 28 45 4 7 11
Milwaukee 127 48.0 11-34 18-19 19 51 3 7 12
Upcoming Games
  • Milwaukee will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Bucks have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .455 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Suns have a W/L % of .675 after a win and .824 after a loss.