Worth the wait: Paul carries Suns past Giannis, Bucks in NBA Finals opener

Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) scores as Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton (22) and Bucks guard Jrue Holiday, left, look on during the second half of Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

PHOENIX — Chris Paul waited 16 years to get to the NBA Finals, bringing with him a team starving for its first championship.