Milwaukee Bucks: Grades from thrilling Game 6 win vs. Phoenix Suns

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - JULY 20 (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Bucks: Khris Middleton, Bobby Portis, Phoenix Suns: Frank Kaminsky III
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – JULY 20 (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

Ladies and gentlemen, the Milwaukee Bucks have brought the Larry O’Brien Trophy home for the first time in over 50 years.

Leading the NBA Finals 3-2 entering Tuesday’s matchup, the Bucks managed to complete a triumphant comeback and win four consecutive games to earn the title. They would knock off the Suns 105-98 in Game 6 on their home floor, managing to hold firm after a turbulent 48 minutes of action that saw the lead come and go on multiple occasions.

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After coughing up a 13 point lead to end the first quarter, the Bucks once again found themselves with their backs facing the wall, but this team has battled back from adversity all throughout the playoffs, and they certainly were not going to stop last night.

Milwaukee’s seven-point victory to clinch the title featured many memorable performances all around, and here are some extra generous player grades from this thrilling Game 6 win.

How did the second unit perform for the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 win vs. Phoenix Suns?

Pat Connaughton had been Milwaukee’s unsung hero to this point in this series by providing the Bucks with a massive boost on both ends off the bench. However, he failed to keep the contributions consistent, particularly offensively, where he would finish scoreless on 0-of-4 shooting while missing two shots at the foul line. He also turned the ball over twice and picked up two personal fouls. Yet, while one could highlight the lows, Connaughton was active elsewhere, most notably on the glass as he gathered eight rebounds on the night. He was hustling on the defensive end, and with his shot not falling with any consistency, that is what the team can expect from him. Shoutout to Pat Connaughton for a fantastic series.. SG. Milwaukee Bucks. PAT CONNAUGHTON. C

A+. While Connaughton struggled to be Milwaukee’s hero in the second unit, Bobby Portis had no such problem taking the mantle for this matchup. Motivated to help close this series out, Portis came in energized from the jump and provided the Bucks with quality offense. The big man finished with 16 points – the third most on the team – on 6-of-10 shooting from the floor, including 2-of-5 from behind the arc. With Milwaukee’s offense struggling to score the basketball all night, Portis came in and gave a phenomenal effort off the bench, helping keep the Bucks alive. The 26-year-old has constantly highlighted how he signed with the Bucks because he wanted nothing more than to join a winning team and compete at the highest level, and he can now say that he is an NBA Champion.. C. Milwaukee Bucks. BOBBY PORTIS