The point guard Jrue Holiday and forward Khris Middleton, who were once again decisive in the team game of the Milwaukee Bucks, who beat the Phoenix Suns 105-98 this Tuesday in the sixth game of the NBA Finals, which they won by 4-2 to the best of seven, they will have everything ready in the next few hours to prepare their trip, by private flight, to Tokyo.
There they will be awaited by those who will be their new teammates from the United States national basketball team, who are already in Tokyo since Monday, where they will defend the title of Olympic champions and will seek their fourth in a row.
READ ALSO: Booker rejects comparisons with Kobe
Middleton finished the game against the Suns with 17 points, five rebounds, five assists and four ball recoveries.
Holiday had a decisive double-double as the Bucks' game manager by scoring 12 points, dishing out 11 assists, grabbing nine rebounds and recovering four more balls.
While Booker finished with 19 points and five assists, without being able to be a winning factor.
The journey, while hard because they did not have time to rest and enjoy the great triumph achieved by the Bucks, their first league title in 50 years, will be smoother for Holiday and Middleton as they do so as new NBA champions, while for Booker, mentally, will be more difficult to assimilate.
But the Bucks' victory, which prevented them from reaching a seventh game, will favor the United States team and their coach Gregg Popovich, of the San Antonio Spurs, who in this way have guaranteed the presence of Holiday, Middleton and Booker before they Olympic competition begins and they can have some training sessions with the rest of their new teammates.
The United States will begin their Olympic journey on Sunday, July 25, when they face the French team, in Group A.