In the first NBA Finals game of his 16-year NBA career, Chris Paul was ready and willing to take on all challenges.

The star point guard scored 32 points while handing out nine assists Tuesday in the Phoenix Suns' 118-105 victory over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks in Game 1.

Devin Booker contributed 27 points as the Suns leaned on their trusted guard play, but Paul's ability to control the offense was the difference. The veteran shot 12 of 19 from the floor as the Bucks tried unsuccessfully to guard him with everybody.