• Tue. May 30th, 2023

Milwaukee Bucks beat Phoenix Suns in 2021 NBA Championship

By: The Associated Press , Scripps National

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks beat Phoenix Suns 105-98 in Game 6 to win their first NBA championship since 1971.

Giannis Antetokounmpo capped one of the greatest NBA Finals ever with 50 points — and a championship Milwaukee waited 50 years to win again.

Antetokounmpo had 50 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots as the Bucks beat the Suns to win the series 4-2.

It was the third game of this series with at least 40 points and 10 rebounds for Antetokounmpo, a dominant performance that in just his first appearance takes its place among some of the game’s greats.

He shot 16 for 25 from the field and made 17-of-19 free throws.

Reposted with permission from WCPO 9 Cincinnati.