Giannis scores 50 as Bucks claim NBA throne

Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 50 points as the Bucks claimed their first NBA title since 1971 with a 105-98 win over Phoenix. Antetokounmpo averaged 35 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists in the six-game series.



July 21, 2021 - 9:44 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks celebrates winning the Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP Award after defeating the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 to clinch the NBA championship Tuesday. Photo by Jonathan Daniel / Getty Images / TNS

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had the Larry O’Brien Trophy in one arm, the NBA Finals MVP trophy in the other and there was a cigar on the table in front of him.

All the work it took to lift the Milwaukee Bucks from a team that won 15 games when he was a rookie to one with 16 wins this postseason was finally finished.

“This is time to celebrate,” Antetokounmpo said.

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