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Result: Milwaukee Bucks close in on NBA title

Result: Milwaukee Bucks close in on NBA title
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Phoenix started as the better side, holding a double-digit lead early.

The Milwaukee Bucks are one win away from their second NBA championship after edging out the Phoenix Suns 123-119.

The Bucks lost the first two of their best-of-seven series but took the next couple on their home court, and impressed in Arizona to give them a chance to seal the title in front of their own fans.

Phoenix started as the better side, holding a double-digit lead early and going on to outscore the Bucks 37-21 in the first quarter.

But Milwaukee hit back in the next 12 minutes putting on 43 to make it 64-61 in their favour at the half.

The Bucks looked to be in the driving seat from there on, as they amassed a lead of 13 with three minutes left to play in the third.

Phoenix refused to be downed, with Devin Booker (40 points) and Chris Paul (21) keeping the Suns in the game, while Giannis Antetokounmpo missed a trio of late free throws which could have seen the Bucks home and hosed.

Antetokounmpo, who finished with 32 points, extended Milwaukee's lead to three with 13.5 seconds left with a dunk and Khris Middleton drained a free throw with 9.8 seconds left to wrap up the win.

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CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
United StatesUnited States22251764
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Today's Olympic highlights header

Tuesday's key events

· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

> Today's schedule in full
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