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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 50 points in Game 6 to close out the Phoenix Suns. (Paul Sancya/AP)

Milwaukee Bucks win their first NBA title since 1971 as Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 50

July 21, 2021 at 12:48 a.m. EDT

MILWAUKEE — Before the season, Giannis Antetokounmpo declared his intentions. He wanted to stay and win it all in the only NBA city he has ever known.

For half a century Milwaukee has waited for a player like Antetokounmpo — charming and approachable, loyal and transcendent. And on Tuesday night, Antetokounmpo cemented his legacy among the pantheon of Milwaukee Bucks’ greats with a 105-98 win over the Phoenix Suns that secured the franchise’s first NBA championship since 1971.  
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