50 Years in the Making : Milwaukee Bucks are NBA Champions for First Time Since 1971
NBA Finals – Game 6:
Milwaukee 105, Phoenix 98
–Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 50 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as the Bucks won their first NBA title in 50 years with a game six victory over the Suns at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee on Tuesday night.
The Bucks led the Suns by 13 at the end of the first quarter – then scored just 13 points in the second quarter to trail by five points (47-42) at halftime. Milwaukee outscored Phoenix 35-30 in the third quarter, and the game was all square at 77 going into the final frame. The Bucks then “won” the fourth quarter 28-21 and sealed the deal on their first title since 1971.
Giannis was named Finals MVP, following his performance in Tuesday’s game and in the series as a whole. The Greek Freak averaged over 30 points, 10 rebounds and five assists per game as Milwaukee won the final four games in the series after falling behind 2-0 to Phoenix early on.
Khris Middleton added 17 points, Bobby Portis had 16 points off the bench, while Jrue Holiday chipped in 12 points and 11 assists in the victory.
Chris Paul scored 26 points on 11-of-19 shooting, with Devin Booker scoring 19 points in the loss for the Suns.