Milwaukee Bucks win first NBA championship since 1971 behind Giannis Antetokounmpo’s legendary MVP showing. Milwaukee ends its 50-year wait with Giannis’ historic 50-point effort in a clinching game.
The Bucks defeated the Phoenix Suns 105-98 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday, giving Milwaukee its first championship since 1971 when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson propelled the Bucks over the Baltimore Bullets.
And, as it should be, Antetokounmpo, a two-time MVP, carried the Bucks in a career-defining effort.
Named Finals MVP, Antetokounmpo scored 50 points, collected 14 rebounds and had five blocks, and just as important as his 16-for-25 shooting from the field was, the notoriously below-average free throw shooter, made 17-for-19 foul shots.
Milwaukee Bucks NBA Champions 2021
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