Giannis and the Bucks reach NBA Final for first time since 1974

Giannis and the Bucks reach NBA Final for first time since 1974


It was a fairytale for 2 time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks as they secured a place in the finals for the first time since 1974.

The Milwaukee Bucks have been underachievers for years now and Giannis’ legacy has been hanging in the balance after he failed to lead the team to Playoff victories on many ocassions.

However, after an amazing victory against favorites Brooklyn Nets in 7 games. A series that saw Kevin Durant play his best set of games yet, the Bucks showed that they are a force to reckon with.

Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer celebrating.
Bucks coach celebrating. Credit: Bucks (Instagram)

This time the Bucks had to do without Giannis in games 5 and 6, and they delivered. Trae Young was returning for game 6, an important game for the Hawks after they lost to Bucks in game 5.

Young could not lead his team to an all important victory as Middleton and Holiday made sure they sealed the victory. The game ended 118-107 with Middleton scoring 32 points.

The Bucks squad celebrating the Eastern Conference victory against the Atlanta Hawks
Bucks team celebrating the Eastern Conference victory

Despite the negative reports by analysts, the Bucks proved everyone wrong and would now meet the Phoenix Suns who are also in the NBA Finals for the third time and looking to win their first title.

Giannis Antetokounmpo would be looking at a possibility of returning after an hyperextended knee injury. An amazing match-up with nobody able to clearly say who would win.

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