The Milwaukee Bucks win the NBA championship for the second time ever – 50 years after their first title!
Led by the outstanding team leader Giannis Antetokounmpo (26) with 50 points, the Bucks defeat the Phoenix Suns in the sixth final game 106: 98. This means that the Wisconsin club wins the series 4-2 after falling 2-0 down.
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Giannis Antetokounmpo (r.) Was unstoppable in game sixPhoto: Aaron Gash / AP
Chris Paul (36) and the Suns have to wait for their first championship in the best basketball league in the world.
Antetokounmpo dominated the encounter in front of around 17,000 spectators in the Fiserv Forum and at least another 50,000 around the hall. In addition to his 50 points, the Greek also had 14 rebounds and two templates. For the Suns, Paul was the most successful thrower with 26 points.
Both teams got off to a nervous start. The Bucks got their nerves under control first and moved away at 15: 7 for the first time to eight points. By the end of the first quarter, the hosts increased the lead to 13 points (29:16). But then they lost control and only hit four out of 20 litters. The Suns turned the game around before the break, at halftime the guests were suddenly 47:42 ahead.
In the end, the Bucks made the title clear thanks to Antetokounmpo – and Giannis himself was named the most valuable player (MVP) of the final series.
“We did it!” Said the superstar shortly after the game.
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Antetokounmpo with his MVP trophyPhoto: Paul Sancya/AP