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NBA roundup: Suns advance to finals, Bucks level series with Nets

NBA roundup: Suns advance to finals, Bucks level series with Nets
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The Eastern Conference series between the Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets is tied following a Bucks victory.

Chris Paul and Devin Booker showed off their NBA Championship credentials โ€“ combining for 71 points as the Phoenix Suns booked a spot in the Western Conference finals.

The Suns outshone the Denver Nuggets 125-118 to sweep the best-of-seven series 4-0 and will go on to face the Utah Jazz or Los Angeles Clippers.

Phoenix have scored freely in the series โ€“ at least 116 in every game โ€“ and the fourth encounter in Colorado was no different.

Chris Paul finished with 37 and Devin Booker had 34, with the latter adding 11 rebounds and four assists, while Denver were not helped by the ejection of MVP Nikola Jokic for a flagrant foul in the third quarter after taking a swing at Cameron Payne.

In the Eastern Conference semi-finals, the Milwaukee Bucks drew their series against the Brooklyn Nets level at 2-2 with a 107-96 victory.

Brooklyn's Kyrie Irving left after 17 minutes on court and 11 points, while Kevin Durant was the only other Nets player to reach double figures with 28 points.

James Harden is still out injured for Brooklyn, the second seed in the East.

Milwaukee, who were 2-0 down in the best-of-seven series, recorded their second consecutive win at home with Giannis Antetokounmpo scoring 34 and Khris Middleton 19.

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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo scores a basket past Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Harris on June 11, 2021
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Monday's key events

ยท There are no Brits in the women's 100m hurdles final, but Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, fresh from breaking the Olympic record in the semis, will hope to pip world record holder Kendra Harrison to gold (3.50am)
ยท The women's 5000m final also has no Team GB representation, but two-time world champion Hellen Obiri of Kenya will be looking to add an Olympic gold to her list of honours (1.40pm)

ยท The women's skiff 49er FX (6.33am) and men's skiff 49er (7.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races

ยท A place in the women's gold medal match is up for grabs, starting with an all-North American semi-final between United States and Canada (9am)
ยท Australia, who edged past Team GB's in a seven-goal quarter-final thriller, take on Sweden in the second semi-final (12pm)

ยท The track cycling schedule gets underway, with Team GB holding a particular interest in the team pursuit qualifying. Laura Kenny is part of the women's team (7.54am), while the men's team includes Ed Clancy (9.02am)

ยท The Gadirova twins Jessica and Jennifer will both take part in the women's floor final as they look to add to their team bronze (9.57am)

ยท Newly-crowned European champion Emily Campbell flies the flag for Great Britain in the women's +87kg, but faces stiff competition for medals from China's Li Wenwen and New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard (11.50am)

ยท The women's hockey quarter-finals begin, with Team GB last up against Spain (1pm)

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