The Milwaukee Bucks claimed an NBA Finals victory for the first time since 1971. The Bucks brought a tough fight to the Suns and won 105-98 in Game number 6. The Bucks started the series with a deficit by 2 but did not give up. They won four games in a row to claim the NBA Finals title.
Giannis Antetokounmpo ended the game in style with 50 points on the board and also clutching 14 rebounds to his name. Due to his hard work and consistency, the “Greek Freak” won the NBA Finals MVP. Middleton and Portis dropped 17 and 16 points, which eased the path for the MVP.
Chris Paul fought hard and scored 26 points but could not help the Suns enough.
Takeaways From The NBA Finals
The efficiency and the effort put in by the “Greek Freak” were incredible. He scored 50, assisted 14, and had 5 blocks to his name. He was everywhere, literally. Giannis became the first player to score 50, have 10 rebounds along with 5 blocks in the NBA Finals. It was fitting for Antetokounmpo to win the Finals MVP.
Antetokounmpo was always criticized for his poor free throws. Giannis switched up a gear in Game 6 and went berserk. He kept going towards the rim and the fouls kept pouring in. Giannis had scored 17 out of his 19 throws from the stripe. His 89 percent accuracy also helped the Bucks win the title.
Paul is a reputed point guard in the League but also reputed for losing his leads in the playoffs. After winning the first 2 games, the Suns crashed out by losing 4 consecutively. It was the 4th time that Paul lost a series, even after going 2-0 up. Chris is still trying hard to win the elusive Larry O’ Brien Trophy.
Antetokounmpo was not the only protagonist in the NBA Finals. Bobby Portis came off his bench in the second half and sparked the Bucks up. He scored 16 points and had 60 percent of his shots converted. Portis is a huge fan favorite and showed us the exact reason why, in Game 6.