‘Greek Freak’ Antetokounmpo leads Bucks to first NBA title in 50 years

The Milwaukee Bucks basketball gamers gained the NBA title for the primary time in fifty years on the night time from Tuesday to Wednesday (Dutch time). Star participant Giannis Antetokounmpo led his crew to the decisive victory within the sixth recreation of the ultimate towards Phoenix Suns: 105-98.

The Suns, who’ve by no means gained the championship, gained the primary two video games within the best-of-seven sequence, however then there have been 4 wins in a row for the Bucks.

Milwaukee Bucks beforehand gained the championship solely in 1971. Again then, legendary basketball gamers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson had been the star gamers of the Milwaukee crew.

Antetokounmpo reached a minimum of fifty factors in entrance of 17,000 followers in Milwaukee on Tuesday. The 26-year-old Greek, who was voted the NBA’s Most Precious Participant (MVP) in 2019 and 2020, completed the NBA Finals with a mean of 35.2 factors per recreation.

The ahead was named the MVP of the ultimate sequence after the sport.

Milwaukee Bucks have made it to the NBA Finals for under the third time.

Antetokounmpo equals 1958 report

Antetokounmpo was born in Athens to Nigerian immigrants. He was a comparatively unknown participant when, in 2013, he was picked solely fifteenth by the Bucks within the annual NBA Draft, the occasion the place groups take turns choosing gamers.

Over the previous eight years, the ‘Greek Freak’ has grow to be top-of-the-line basketball gamers of his technology. On Tuesday, Antetokounmpo turned solely the second NBA participant ever to attain 50 factors within the deciding recreation of the ultimate sequence within the North American basketball league. Bob Pettit did it in 1958 for St. Louis Hawks.

The season is just not over for Bucks gamers Khris Middleton and Jrue Vacation and star participant Devin Booker of the Suns. They go straight to Tokyo for the Olympics.

Some 65,000 extra individuals watched the decisive recreation exterior the Milwaukee Bucks stadium.


Some 65,000 more people watched the decisive game outside the Milwaukee Bucks stadium.
Some 65,000 extra individuals watched the decisive recreation exterior the Milwaukee Bucks stadium.
Photograph: ANP

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