BUCKS WIN IN SIX!: First Title Win Since 1971

July 22, 2021

Photo by Kim Robinson

On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, the Milwaukee Bucks beat a fifty-year slump and won the NBA Championship title in an amazing sixth game. Among the highlights Giannis Antetokounmpo ended the game with 50 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots as the Bucks beat the Phoenix Suns 105-98 to win the series 4-2 at the Fiserv Forum.

In a season played largely without fans, the Bucks had 65,000 of them packed into the Deer District outside, a wild party that figured to last deep into the Midwestern night.

Confetti rained down inside as fans chanted “Bucks in 6! Bucks in 6!” — which began as a hopeful boast by a former player turning out to be a prophetic rallying cry.

The Bucks became the fifth team to win the NBA Finals after trailing 2-0 and the first to do it by winning four straight games since Miami against Dallas in 2006.

Milwaukee has been waiting fifty years to celebrate a winner after Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson led the Bucks to the championship in 1971.