The Milwaukee Bucks crushed the Phoenix Suns in six games to win their first NBA championship in over 50 years!
After being down 0-2 to start the NBA Finals, the Bucks had their backs against the wall. Many believe that they would fail the task to win another championship for their organization. Analysts picked the Phoenix Suns as the new NBA champions before the series was over. There was little to no belief that Milwaukee will pull off a significant miracle. Well, they proved everyone wrong.
The Bucks went into their homeland and made sure that the Suns would not take a win on their home turf. In Game 3, Milwaukee dominated Phoenix by 20 points to end the game which gave them all the confidence going into Game 4. Game 4 was more of a balanced game all around for both teams down to the last minutes. Two of the big stars of this series, Khris Middleton and Devin Booker, put on a show for the fans that ended with 40+ points for each of them. The Bucks stood their ground though to tie up the series. Now with both teams having two wins apiece, it was anyone’s series at that point.
Headed into Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Phoenix had the upper hand because of the simple fact that they had home-court advantage. The Suns started the game off excellent by scoring 37 points in the first quarter of play. There were still another three full quarters left, but fans, analysts, and others were still writing off Milwaukee to lose the series. In the second quarter, the Bucks were very effective in putting the ball into the basket and scored 43 points to give themselves an opportunity to win the game. The big three for Milwaukee made a huge impact on this game with Giannis Antetokounmpo having 32 points, nine rebounds, and six assists. Khris Middleton with 29 points, seven rebounds, and five assists. Jrue Holiday with 27 points, 13 assists, four rebounds, three steals, and one block. Holiday also had an enormous steal at the end of the game off of Chris Paul that led to an alley-oop to Giannis that seal the deal for the Bucks to win. The NBA Finals were now headed back to Milwaukee with the Bucks leading 3-2 in the series so, all the momentum is now on their side.
Going into Game 6, the series has now flipped and Phoenix has their backs against the wall. Unfortunate for the Suns after being up 2-0 to start the series, but now they have to forget about that and play the best basketball they have played all year long. Well, you can say that Phoenix did not forget about that. Milwaukee started off this game really well, but the Suns initiated a run to keep them in it. When half-time came around, the game was up for grabs. Phoenix could come out the second half to upset the Bucks and take this series back home for a Game 7 or Milwaukee can come out strong to end this series on their home floor. That is what the Bucks did. The Bucks ended up winning the next two quarters that gave the Suns no hope to win the game. The Greek Freak, Giannis Antetokounmpo, had an amazing performance that would win Milwaukee their first-ever NBA championship in 50 years! His stat line was 50 points, 14 rebounds, two assists and five blocks which is one of the best acts of play in NBA history on a close-out game in the NBA Finals.
The Milwaukee Bucks worked hard for a championship, and it is well deserved on their part. The NBA Finals MVP was Giannis which is no surprise. His resume is tremendous which includes 5x NBA All-Star, 5x All-NBA team selections, 2013-14 All-Rookie selection, 4x All-Defensive selection, 2019-20 Defensive Player of the Year, 2016-17 Most Improved Player of the Year, and 2x NBA MVP. Now we can include NBA Finals MVP and NBA champion. Just a kid from Greece who was looking to play basketball to make some money to get his family out of the poor struggle.