A historical happening took place on Tuesday night. The Milwaukee Bucks win the NBA Championship after beating the Phoenix Suns 105-98. A victory that has an extra impactful outcome if we take into account that they completed a comeback of 2-0 down. Let’s go over the key points for the Bucks being the Champions.
Giannis Antetokounmpo reaches the Olympus
The Greekman has become into one of the best players in the league and now adds to his trophies the most preciated one: the Champions ring, but also the MVP Finals Award. He has averaged 35 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists in the series. Furthermore, he scored 50 points in Game 6 in order to lead his team to the win.
The player has also achieved the challenge that Kobe Bryant put on him back in 2019, as he dared him to win the ring after being named as the MVP. Kobe Bryant’s legacy is everlasting in the NBA.
Milwaukee, a team beyond a star
One of the strengths of the Milwaukee Bucks is that they count on a very wide roster with players like Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday or P.J. Tucker. All of them have had an important role in these finals.
Khris Middleton has been more irregular, as he was even sarcastically compared to Kyle Kuzma or Michael Jordan’s prime. However, the small-forward has averaged 24 points, 6,3 rebounds and 5,3 assists. On the other hand, Jrue Holiday has averaged 16,7 points, 6,2 rebounds and 9,3 assists.
There is a very curious fact about P.J. Tucker. He has beaten all the Houston Rockets‘ players he shared the floor with back in 2018. He swept the Trevor Ariza’s Heat in the first round, the James Harden’s Nets in the Conference Semifinals, Capela’s Hawks in the Eastern Finals and Chris Paul’s Suns in the NBA Finals.
Translated by Guillermo Bermejo.