The Phoenix Suns will take on the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Finals after they beat the Atlanta Hawks 118 to 107 Saturday.
The Bucks went without two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo due to an injury to lock up their spot.
Khris Middleton scored 32 points, including a run of 16 straight points in a decisive third quarter for a 118-107 victory over the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference final.
Trae Young returned to the Hawks' lineup after missing two games with a foot injury.
But it wasn't enough to extend Atlanta's surprising playoff run.
Milwaukee won the series 4-2, advancing to face the Suns in the NBA Finals in Game 1 on Tuesday at 6 p.m. on ABC15.
The two regular-season games between Milwaukee and Phoenix this season fit the same script.
Both were extremely high-scoring. Both went down to the wire.
Both saw Phoenix win by a single point, with a free throw by Devin Booker ending up as the deciding scorer each time.
There was also this: Giannis Antetokounmpo couldn’t be guarded in either game.
And now, it’s the Bucks and Suns in the NBA Finals — with Antetokounmpo’s status a major question going into the title series that starts Tuesday.