The Bucks find themselves in a must-win situation heading into Game 3 against the Suns. After a couple of tough losses in Phoenix, Milwaukee knows it can’t fall into a 3-0 hole, as no team has ever overcome that deficit in an NBA playoff series.
Despite their struggles to start the NBA Finals, the Bucks remain confident. They have been tested throughout the postseason, including in the Eastern Conference semifinals when they bounced back after dropping the first two games against the Nets.
“It’s going to be tough. That’s a great team over there,” Bucks forward Khris Middleton said during Saturday’s media availability. “But we just got to stay the course. Figure out the things that we did wrong. Figure out the things we did do good and continue to do the things we do well and try to expand on that. And then limit the things that we didn’t do too well.”
The Suns, meanwhile, aren’t going to rest on their laurels. Phoenix sees Game 3 as a golden opportunity to push Milwaukee to the brink of elimination.
“For us, the biggest game of the year is tomorrow. Tomorrow. It’s a must-win game for us,” Suns guard Chris Paul said on Saturday. “We got to come out with that mindset. Know that they’re home, they’re more comfortable, they will be in front of their fans. But we got to be us. We got to be us and we got to be the hungrier team, and so that’s what we’ll do.”
Here is everything you need to know to watch Bucks vs. Suns, including the tipoff time and TV channel for Sunday’s game.
What channel is Bucks vs. Suns on?
Bucks vs. Suns will be broadcast live on ABC. You can live-stream Game 3 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: Sunday, July 11
- Start time: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT
Game 3 of the NBA Finals will tip off at 8 p.m. ET. Games 3 and 4 will be held at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee.
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 3 of Bucks vs. Suns.
NBA Finals schedule
(All times Eastern)
(3) Bucks vs. (2) Suns: Phoenix leads 2-0
|July 6||Suns 118, Bucks 105||9 p.m.||ABC|
|July 8||Suns 118, Bucks 108||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