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Badgers in the NBA Finals: Frank Kaminsky fills in admirably for Suns

The Suns lost Game 3 to the Bucks, but Kaminsky played his most minutes in weeks.

2021 NBA Finals - Phoenix Suns v Milwaukee Bucks

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.

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.

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!!