MILWAUKEE (UPI) —
Behind a 50-point performance by superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks
beat the Phoenix Suns 105-98 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night to capture their first championship in half a century.
Antetokounmpo becomes the seventh player in league history to score 50 or more points in a Finals game. He also had 14 rebounds and five blocks in the victory.
The Bucks, who went down 2-0 in the series before winning four straight, joined the 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers, the 2006 Miami Heat, the 1977 Portland Trail Blazers, and the 1969 Boston Celtics as the only teams to win a championship after overcoming a 2-0 series deficit.
Milwaukee last won an NBA championship in 1971.
Reporting by Connor Grott
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