Bucks’ 50-year wait ends with a title behind 50 from Giannis
The Bucks defeated Phoenix 105-98 in game six on Tuesday night in Milwaukee to win their first NBA title since 1971.
MILWAUKEE (AP) – 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 Phoenix Suns 105-98 on Tuesday night to win the series 4-2. It was the third game 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.
Antetokoumnpo was named NBA Finals MVP.