Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks to first NBA title since 1971

With this title win, the Bucks became the fifth team to win the NBA finals after trailing 2-0.

Ritesh PathakAuthor

Updated - 21 July 2021 11:28 AM

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Milwaukee Bucks have done it! They have finally won an NBA title after 50 years. In 1971, it was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson who did it for them, and in 2021, it's Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Bucks beat the Suns 105-98 on Tuesday night to win the series four games to two.

Antetokounmpo ended one of the greatest NBA finals ever with 50 points. With this title win, the Bucks became the fifth team to win the NBA finals after trailing 2-0 and the first team to do it by winning the next four games since Miami against Dallas in 2006.

Amazing Antetokounmpo makes fans go crazy

Antetokounmpo was Bucks' hero throughout the tournament as this was his third game of this series with at least 40 points and 10 rebounds. He returned with 50 points, 14 rebounds, and five blocks against his name in one of the greatest finals. Antetokounmpo shot 16 for 25 from the field and made unbelievable 17-of-19 free throws.

In a season where fans were mostly absent from the courts, Bucks had almost 65,000 of them lined up outside into the Deer District. They all went bonkers after their team won the title after five decades.

Chris Paul scored 26 points. while Devin Booker added 19 points. Booker shot just 8 for 22 and missed all seven three-pointers. He was expected to do it as he had come into the finals after scoring 40 points in each of the last two games. Paul also didn't end things on a high in his first appearance in finals in his 16th season.

Nevertheless, the night was all about Giannis Antetokounmpo and his heroics to win the NBA title for the Milwaukee Bucks.



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