Milwaukee Bucks: Top 6 best moments from team’s triumphant title run

Jul 20, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
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Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo
Jul 20, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports /

Top moments from Milwaukee Bucks’ title run: Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 50 points to deliver an NBA championship

Antetokounmpo’s blocked shot in Game 4 and his authoritative slam followed by a staredown with the camera in Game 5 were both iconic, but they do not top his effort in Game 6 of the Finals. With the chance to secure the team’s first championship in 50 years on the line, Antetokounmpo would not let the opportunity slip away, particularly on his home floor of Fiserv Forum.

Antetokounmpo was a sheer force of nature on the night by scoring an unbelievable 50 points on 16-of-25 shooting from the field. He outright dominated the game from start to finish as the Suns had no answer. Of course, they tried fouling him, but the Greek Freak looked as comfortable as he could be at the stripe by shooting 17-of-19. This stunning effort came just one game after the MVP went a lackluster 4-of-11 from the line, which prompted Phoenix guard Chris Paul to say postgame that everyone was expecting Giannis to miss whenever he stepped to the stripe.

Talk about getting the last laugh.

Antetokounmpo’s 50 point performance sealed the deal for the Bucks as the confetti fell and they were crowned NBA champions. Seeing the pure emotion on his face after realizing he was finally a champion was something fans had been waiting to see for a long time. After dropping 50 points, there was little to no doubt that Antetokounmpo would be named the NBA Finals MVP, an award that no one will ever take away from him. After years of being bombarded with criticism for his postseason efforts, Antetokounmpo triumphantly lifted his trophy in the air and let out a yell to signal that they had finally done it. They reached the mountain top.

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This playoff run was filled with memories, but none will top this performance from the reigning Finals MVP.