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Bucks' 50-year wait ends with a title behind 50 from Giannis

NBA Finals Suns Bucks Basketball
Posted at 8:59 PM, Jul 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-20 23:59:41-04

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo capped one of the greatest NBA Finals ever with 50 points _ and a championship Milwaukee waited 50 years to win again.

Antetokounmpo had 50 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots as the Bucks beat the Phoenix Suns 105-98 on Tuesday night to win the series 4-2.

It was the third game this series with at least 40 points and 10 rebounds for Antetokounmpo, a dominant performance that in just his first appearance takes its place among some of the game's greats.

He shot 16 for 25 from the field and made 17-of-19 free throws.