The Milwaukee Bucks are again champions of the NBA, after 50 years of losing streak.
Tuesday in Game 6 of the NBA final to win the series, the Bucks defeated the Phoenix Suns 105-98.
The Bucks won with their home court advantage by their young star and two-time league player, Giannis Antetokounmpo, who won and defended the lead. He earned almost half his team’s points.
Antetokounmpo had 14 rebounds and five shots blocked. For Antetokounmpo, it was a really powerful debut final event that takes shape into some of the greatest game, it was the third game of the series with at least 40 points and 10 rebounds.
He shot 16 out of 25 and took an incredible 17-on-19 free throw — a fantastic performance for every shooter, let alone one that hit only 55,6 percent in the post-season and was sometimes mocked about it.
Antetokounmpo was handed over the Bill Russel Finals MVP trophy to chants of “MVP.”
“I want to thank Milwaukee for believing in me,” he said. “I wanted to do it here in this city. I wanted to do it with these guys.”
Two members of the close circle of all-time great men, Abdul-Jabbar and Robertson, led Milwaukee home 50 years to his first title. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton couldn’t have taken a different path for the basketball mountain top for the two players who led Milwaukee to their second championship.
The Suns never took home the trophy of Larry O’Brien. In 1993, they came close but didn’t stand a chance again the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan. And after their 2-0 lead there was a strong feeling of ‘it’s coming home, but they must be two out of two games today that they have to win.
The Bucks thought the last two seasons could have been here. In 2018/19 they were the best record of the NBA, yet they struck 2-0 in the Eastern Conference finals against Toronto.
They returned last season with the best record but never regained momentum after the pandemic in March put an end to the season. They were removed by Miami in the bubble in the second round.
Before this season, Bucks traded for Holiday and although in the regular season, they finally were ready for NBA Finals, they were not so strong.
And for the moment Milwaukee had been ready and he proved it today.
In the afternoon, fans started strolling on streets and restaurants in the Milwaukee vacation. In the afternoon Brewers moved to accomodate Milwaukee fans and Brewers’ star Christian Yelich, which was part of the crowd in the Fiserv Forum, the time of their home match against the city of Kansas
The Suns have returned for the first time since 2010 but have never won more than two matches for their 3 NBA Finals matches.