Jul 20, 2021 - Sports

Milwaukee Bucks win first NBA Finals title in 50 years

Giannis Antetokounmpo, in a green jersey, #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks, jumps to dunk a basketball into a hoop above Phoenix Suns players in orange uniforms.

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks shoots the ball against the Phoenix Suns during Game Six of the 2021 NBA Finals on July 20, 2021 at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photo: Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

The Milwaukee Bucks beat the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night, 105 to 98, in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

Why it matters: The home court win earns Milwaukee its first championship ring in 50 years.

  • After losing the first two games of the tournament, the Bucks came back to win four consecutive games.
  • The victory fulfills a favorite fan chant — "Bucks in six!" — and took place at Fiserv Forum, with about 65,000 fans gathered outside the stadium for the historic game.

Flashback: The last time the Bucks won a championship was in 1971, when Lew Alcindor — now known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — played for the team.

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