FLORENCE, ITALY – Milwaukee Bucks received their second title in 6 video games over the favored Phoenix Suns within the NBA Basketball championship 2021 thanks the European participant Giannis Antetokounmpo, born in Athens, Greece, on December 6, 1994.
In Sport 6, Antetokounmpo recorded 50 factors, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks because the Bucks clinched their first championship in 50 years. He posted sequence averages of 35.2 factors, 13.2 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.8 blocks, and was subsequently named NBA Finals MVP (Most Priceless Participant).
Within the speedy aftermath of a legendary efficiency to shut out the 2021 NBA Finals and win a championship for the primary time in his profession, Antetokounmpo declared that he signed his five-year contract extension with Milwaukee.
In his finals debut, Antetokounmpo recorded 20 factors and 17 rebounds in a 118–108 loss. He then registered back-to-back video games with at the very least 40 factors and 10 rebounds in a Sport 2 loss and a Sport 3 victory, becoming a member of Shaquille O’Neal in 2000 as the one gamers to succeed in these numbers in consecutive Finals video games. He additionally joined Jordan, O’Neal and James as the one gamers to place up at the very least 40 factors in back-to-back Finals video games within the earlier 50 years. The Bucks continued their comeback after having misplaced the primary two video games of the sequence, prevailing within the subsequent 4 contests.
Within the 2021 NBA playoffs, the Milwaukee Bucks swept the Miami Warmth in 4 video games in a rematch of the earlier yr’s semi-finals, and went on to defeat the Brooklyn Nets in seven video games within the Convention Semifinals. They defeated the Atlanta Hawks in six video games within the Convention Finals. Due to this fact, the Bucks went on to make their third look within the NBA Finals in franchise historical past and their first because the 1974 season.