Milwaukee Bucks Are New NBA Champions
The Milwaukee Bucks have won their first NBA title in half a century, beating Phoenix Suns 105-98 to clinch the finals 4-2 in front of a 17,000-strong crowd at Fiserv Forum.
Basketball fans witnessed a true basketball feast in the finals. Two teams, each without a single NBA title in the past fifty years, duking it out in a spectacular final. But, there could be only one winner. For some, it wasn’t such a shocker, at least those that checked their betting apps where Bucks were given a significant advantage over Suns even before the finals began.
Giannis Antetokounmpo was crowned MVP of the match, scoring 50 points for the Bucks.
“I’m happy I was able to do it with this team for Milwaukee,” said Antetokounmpo. “I want to thank Milwaukee for believing in me. I want to thank my teammates for playing hard with me.”
The “Greek Freak” didn’t get crowned MVP for the regular season, with the title going to Denver’s Nikola Jokic instead. He already had one earlier, though, and has also been declared the best defensive player of the year. With this hat-trick of MVP titles, Antetokounmpo now sits beside basketball legends such as Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon. An impressive feat for a 26-year-old player, who also ended up being one of only seven players in NBA history to score 50 points in a finals match.
“I’ve learned so much from him. He’s a special leader,” said Mike Budenholzer, Milwaukee Bucks coach. Budenholzer called the MVP “a special human being” and added that each of the players he worked with throughout this season was a champion. “They’ve embraced getting better every day.”
Unlike 2020’s finals, this year’s match was held in front of a live audience, with 65,000 more people gathering at Deer District in Milwaukee to cheer on their home team. The fans were more than ecstatic for their team’s victory, claiming how the finals game united them and that the victory is a big pay-off after years of disappointing performances by the Bucks.
The party continued at the big parade organised by the winning team, just north of the sports arena where the grand finals took the palace.