For the first time in 50 years, the Bucks took the championship trophy back to Milwaukee after defeating the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
It was a close game, with the Bucks taking the Suns 105 to 98, but with the “Greek Freak” landing 50 points, 13 rebounds, and 17 of 19 from the free throw line, the Bucks would end up taking home the chip while Giannis Antetokounmpo walked away with the Bill Russell MVP trophy for the series.
The fans outside of the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee were going bananas following the win over the Suns as their city hasn’t brought home an NBA championship since Oscar Robertson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar led the Bucks to the NBA Finals win back in 1971.
Giannis Antetokounmpo was the star of the six-game finale, scoring over 40 points in 3 of the 6 games in the series, with an average of 35.2 points, 13.2 rebounds, 5 assists and shot 62% inside the three-point line. With the first MVP trophy of his career, Antetokounmpo has already put himself in the running for Hall of Fame status.