- The Bucks beat the Suns in Game 6 to win their second NBA championship
- Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 50 points on Tuesday night against the Suns
Milwaukee Bucks are the 2021 NBA champions after beating the Phoenix Suns.
Led by MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, who also had 14 rebounds and five blocked shots, the Bucks pulled away from the Suns to win 105-98 in a raucous Fiserv Forum.
Antetokounmpo — who was born in Athens, Greece — was 16 for 25 from the field and hit all but two of his 19 free throws. He also had five blocks in a performance hailed by commentators and fellow players as one for the ages.
He was the first player to have at least 40 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks in a Finals’ game since blocks were first recorded in 1974, the NBA tweeted. He became the seventh player to have at least 50 points in the championship round.
— NBA (@NBA) July 21, 2021
“I want to thank Milwaukee for believing in me, thank my teammates,” said Antetokounmpo after accepting the Finals MVP award.
“They played hard every freaking game. I trusted this team. I wanted to do it here in this city, I wanted to do it with these guys, so I’m happy. I’m happy that we were able to get it done.”