On Sunday night, the Milwaukee Bucks won Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns, 120-100. Wooooo! That’s great! Most of the readers here are probably Bucks fans. Milwaukee is now down 2-1 in the series with Game 4 coming up at home on Wednesday night.
However, for certain other readers of this blog seeing Wisconsin Badgers legend Frank Kaminsky on the court, in Wisconsin, was a pretty cool highlight as well.
Frank Kaminsky with his first career NBA Finals points and poetically happening in Wisconsin. #Badgers pic.twitter.com/orcRqGUpRu— George Balekji (@GeorgeBalekji) July 12, 2021
Kaminsky ended up playing 14 minutes in Game 3 due to backup center Dario Šarić being out with an ACL injury and starting center Deandre Ayton suffering through foul trouble. Kaminsky finished 3-for-5 from the field for six points and also grabbed four rebounds while dishing out two assists.
We mentioned in our previous update on Kaminsky playing in Game 1 of the NBA Finals that he probably wouldn’t play too much more in the series unless there was foul trouble or the score was out of hand. In Game 4 both things happened! The perfect Kaminsky storm to be quite honest.
The reason we said this was very evident when Kaminsky played in the second quarter. The Bucks reeled off a 16-3 run to end the half and didn’t seem to regard him at all on the defensive end, taking it to the basket like there wasn’t even a person there. For the game, Kaminsky was -12 and, to be frank (pun kinda intended), looked to be basically unplayable on the defensive end of the court.
Congratulations to Frank Kaminsky for once again leading the underdog Wisconsin team to a victory over Arizona— sreekar (@sreekyshooter) July 12, 2021
However, all of that is the analytical NBA fan in me talking. Who cares about that guy? Wisconsin Badgers legend Frank Kaminsky scored six points in the freaking NBA Finals! That rules!!