Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 50 points as Milwaukee Bucks win the NBA title

Milwaukee Bucks are the NBA champions after a 105-98 victory in game six against the Phoenix Suns to wrap up the 4-2 victory in the best of seven series.

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 50 points and matched the feat of Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon by collecting a regular season MVP, NBA Finals MVP and NBA defensive player of the year awards.

It was also the third game in the series in which the 26-year-old has managed at least 40 points and 10 rebounds.

The  Bucks victory  claimed their first NBA title for 50 years in front of a 17,000 crowd as 65,000 celebrated outside the Fiserv Forum.

They are only the fifth team to win the best-of-seven finals series after losing their first two matches. The Suns were seeking a first NBA crown in their 53-year history, having also lost NBA Finals series in 1976 and 1993.

Unlike the 2020 NBA Finals which were played without fans, the Bucks’ win kicked off a wild party inside the arena and on the streets of Milwaukee.

More than 10% of the city’s population, crowded together in the Deer District outside Fiserv Forum, with some fans waiting in line for five hours before the game to ensure they would have seats.

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