The teams were tied at half-time but junior forward Christ Middleton pushed them to the top with 40 points, six rebounds and four assists.
Milwaukee was in deep trouble after losing the opening two matches of the series in Phoenix but never got himself out.
Middleton said, “Just stay strong, stay with it.” “Telling yourself you’re always in the game until that hour is over no matter what the score is.”
From the previous two matches, Jianas Antotoucunampo did not match his plus-40 point effort but came out on top for the box with 26 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists and a strong defensive effort that included a critical block towards the end of the fourth. Quarter
“It wasn’t a great game but (we) were able to keep that composer, stay calm and we had lots of open shots that we miss what we usually make but we kept believing in ourselves, we kept the death penalty, we were 26 years old. The aged Greek forward and two-time league MVP said, “We keep setting the screen, we keep stopping, we keep going.
“We wanted this bad and the team showed it.”
Sun guard Devin Booker had 42 points but received little backup from his teammates, none of whom were able to crack double-digits in the first half.
Points defender Chris Paul struggled from the start and managed just two points in the first half and moved away from the 32-point great performance of 10 total series openers.
The series is now back in Phoenix for Game 5 on Saturday and Middleton has said they need to get up to speed with them.
“Whatever we do here, we’ve found a way to do it there,” he said.