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Milwaukee Bucks Win First NBA Championship in 50 Years

In case you heard a roar rolling down the lakefront, don't worry, that was just the Milwaukee Bucks winning the NBA Championship for the first time in 50 years.

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Milwaukee Bucks Win First NBA Championship in 50 Years

Over 65,000 fans (with some estimates up to 80,000) packed into the Deer District outside the stadium in downtown Milwaukee to celebrate the franchise's first title since 1971.



Behind 50 points, 14 rebounds, and five blocks from Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks beat the Phoenix Suns 105-98 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. His 50 points were tied for the most all-time in a closeout game of the NBA Finals, tying Bob Pettit's 50 points for the St. Louis Hawks in Game 6 of the 1958 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics.

Antetokounmpo won the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award.



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