Chris Paul waited 16 years for his NBA Finals moment, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he made his presence felt in Game 1.
The Suns star shredded the Bucks’ defense for 32 points and nine assists in his NBA Finals debut, leading Phoenix to a 118-105 win. Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer admitted that Paul is tough to guard in the pick-and-roll, but his team will have to put more pressure on the future Hall of Famer if it wants to avoid heading home down 2-0.
“I think we have to just keep getting better,” Budenholzer said after Game 1. “We have to keep looking at the film and see how we can maybe take away some of the rhythm, or make it where he’s not getting into his spots as easily. That will be a big part of looking between Game 1 and Game 2.”
Will Paul and the Suns continue their winning ways? Or can the Bucks steal Game 2 in Phoenix and even the series?
Here is everything you need to know to watch Bucks vs. Suns, including the tipoff time and TV channel for Thursday’s game.
What channel is Bucks vs. Suns on?
Bucks vs. Suns will be broadcast live on ABC. You can live-stream Game 2 via Watch ESPN or the Watch ESPN app.
The game can also be streamed on fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.
Bucks vs. Suns start time
- Date: Thursday, July 8
- Start time: 9 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. PT
Game 2 of the NBA Finals will tip off at 9 p.m. ET. The contest will be held at Phoenix Suns Arena before the series shifts to Milwaukee for Games 3 and 4.
How to live stream NBA Finals games
It’s easy for cable subscribers to stream the NBA Finals by signing into the ESPN app on any device. For everyone else, the process is slightly more complicated.
There are several OTT TV streaming options that carry ABC, including fuboTV, Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV and AT&T Now. They all require sign-ups through their websites. Of those services, fuboTV, Hulu and YouTubeTV offer free trial options.
Below are links to each live-streaming option for Game 2 of Bucks vs. Suns.
NBA Finals schedule
(All times Eastern)
(3) Bucks vs. (2) Suns: Phoenix leads 1-0
|July 6||Suns 118, Bucks 105||9 p.m.||ABC|
|July 8||Game 2||9 p.m.||ABC|
|July 11||Game 3||8 p.m.||ABC|
|July 14||Game 4||9 p.m.||ABC|
|July 17||Game 5*||9 p.m.||ABC|
|July 20||Game 6*||9 p.m.||ABC|
|July 22||Game 7*||9 p.m.||ABC|
* If necessary