What a ride it was, Milwaukee Bucks win, is truly spectacular. When Giannis Antetokounmpo declared his intentions that he wants to stay in Milwaukee and wanted to build a championship culture. Almost everyone thought he would be wasting his prime on a small market team, due to the last two years of playoff flameouts.
Giannis is a perfect blend of charming, approachable, loyal, and transcendent. On Tuesday night he silenced all his haters, all the naysayers, and cemented his legacy among the pantheon of Milwaukee Bucks’ greats. The 105-98 win over the Phoenix Suns secured the franchise’s first NBA championship since 1971.
The first quarter had given us a little glimpse of what was about to unfold. End of the first quarter, the Bucks were leading with 29 to Suns 16. You have to give props to Suns and Cp3 because they rallied back in the 2nd quarter and were leading 39-36 with 3:11 to go in the first half. The Suns trailed by as much as 13 points by the end of the first quarter, then proceed to outscore the Bucks 31-13 in the second. At the end of the first half, the score was Suns 47, Bucks 42.
Everything in the third quarter belonged to Giannis, he went off for 20 points and made he knocked down his free-throws 12-of-13 and was clamping down Suns on the defensive end. Everyone on the Bucks was blazing on all cylinders Brook Lopez and Bobby Portis giving the Bucks big buckets, Jrue despite having a bad shooting game was grinding in defense and hit a buzzer-beater for a 71-66 lead in the third quarter. Bucks lead 88-84 with 8:03 to go. The suns managed to reduce the deficit to 4, but Khris Middleton comes up the CLUTCH and knocks down a tough off-balance jumper to put the Bucks up by six with under a minute remaining.
Milwaukee Bucks win Award ceremony
Giannis was named the Bill Russell Finals MVP deservedly so. Giannis showed love to his teammates, coaching staff and acknowledged everybody who had helped him reach this point. He hopes that this can give everybody around the world hope and belief in their dreams.
As he was constantly downplayed by the analysts about his free throw ability, Giannis said “I made my free throws tonight, and I’m a freaking’ champion!” he cashed 17 of his 19 free throws.
As the dream was taking form into reality Antetokounmpo was soaking in the adoration of the fans, found an empty seat, rested down, and cried. It was a truly beautiful sight to behold, especially when you have seen him go through adversities and continuously being critiqued that he couldn’t lead his team to a championship. One has to appreciate greatness, no matter which team you support you can’t help but feel happy for Giannis and the Bucks (despite being a Nets fan, love to see it). That’s game.
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