Giannis AntetokounmpoSG | Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo leads Bucks to NBA TitleJuly 20, 2021 | 08:46 PM
Giannis Antetokounmpo put on a legendary performance on Tuesday night as he scored 50 points on 16-of-25 shooting with 14 rebounds, five blocks, and two assists as the Bucks defeated the Suns 109-104 to win their first NBA championship since 1971.
Analysis: Antetokounmpo was simply legendary all series long. With his performance on Tuesday, he became the first player since Shaq in 2000 to score at least 40 points three different times in one NBA Finals. Antetokounmpo was also locked in from the free-throw line as the career 71.7% free-throw shooter made 17-of-19 free throws to clinch his first career NBA title. He also became the first player in NBA history to record at least 40 points with at least 10 rebounds and at least five blocks in an NBA finals game. And as if those accolades weren't enough, before The Greek Freak had two quarters in this series where he scored at least 20 points, the last person to accomplish such a feat was Michael Jordan in 1993. Legendary is the only word to describe Antetokounmpo's performance in this series that now has culminated in a championship.