Sports to watch this week: July 5-11

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Intro: Two heavyweight NBA teams return to the NBA finals this week after decades away, while England and Denmark face off in Euro 2020 to decide who faces Italy in the final. Here are two sporting events you won't want to miss this week:

NBA Finals

Phoenix Suns' Chris Paul has surged up the NBA's all-time postseason assists list during the 2021 playoffs.

The most unpredictable NBA Finals matchup is set to tip off Tuesday night between the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks. This marks the Suns' first finals appearance since Charles Barkley and Phoenix were defeated by Michael Jordan and the Bulls in 1993. The Bucks last appeared in the championship in 1974, 47 years ago.

England vs. Denmark — Euro 2020 semifinal

Wembley Stadium plays host to what ought to be a pulsating Euro 2020 semifinal encounter on Wednesday, as England welcome Scandinavian surprise package Denmark to the capital to vie for a place in this summer's final.

England's Harry Kane celebrates after the round of 16 match between England and Germany at the UEFA EURO 2020 in London, Britain, on June 29, 2021. (Xinhua/Han Yan)

The Three Lions thrashed Ukraine 4-0 to make the final four, while Denmark scraped past the Czech Republic 2-1 in the quarters, while Italy will await the victors in the showpiece event on July 11.

England possible starting XI (4-3-3): Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Phillips, Rice, Sancho/Saka; Mount, Sterling, Kane

Denmark possible starting XI (3-4-3): Schmeichel; Christensen, Kjær, Vestergaard; Stryger, Højbjerg, Delaney, Mæhle; Braithwaite, Dolberg, Damsgaard

Date: July 7

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