The Bucks played well even without their star on the floor, and cut the Suns’ lead to two games to one.
By Sopan Deb
MILWAUKEE — With about 3:44 left in the first half, the Milwaukee Bucks were leading the Phoenix Suns by 8 points in Game 3 of the N.B.A. finals after a basket by Giannis Antetokounmpo. It was a crucial opportunity to build momentum heading into halftime, and Bucks Coach Mike Budenholzer pulled Antetokounmpo from the game to try to buy his superstar some rest.
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