Suns vs. Bucks score, results: Giannis Antetokounmpo leads Milwaukee to NBA championship
For the first time in 50 years, the Milwaukee Bucks are NBA champions.
Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way in his team’s 105-98 win in Game 6 over the Suns on Tuesday night, totaling 50 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks. Antetokounmpo earned the NBA Finals MVP award by a unanimous 11-0 vote, making him just the second player to be named NBA MVP multiple times, Defensive Player of the Year and Finals MVP.
Khris Middleton (17 points, five assists, five rebounds, four steals) made clutch plays down the stretch, and Jrue Holiday (12 points, 11 assists, nine rebounds, four steals) once again proved to be a difference-maker on both ends of the floor. Milwaukee also got a huge contribution off the bench from Bobby Portis, who scored 16 points in 23 minutes.
Suns star Chris Paul had a team-high 26 points on 11-of-19 shooting in the loss, but the rest of Phoenix’s starters made just 19 of their 52 field goal attempts (36.5 percent).
Sporting News provided live updates and highlights from Game 6 of the 2021 NBA Finals. Check out all the highlights you missed right here.
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(All times Eastern)
11:45 p.m. — The Milwaukee Bucks are your 2021 NBA champions. Wow. Just a phenomenal series.
11:35 p.m. — Khris Middleton hits a CLUTCH jumper. The Bucks are up six with less than a minute to go.
11:20 p.m. — This is an incredible Giannis Antetokounmpo performance. He’s got 45 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks.
11:15 p.m. — Giannis Antetokounmpo with a MONSTER rejection.
11:10 p.m. — After a Jrue Holiday 3-pointer, Chris Paul answers with the floater and the free throw. Back and forth we go.
11 p.m. — Yes, that’s a Frank Kaminsky dunk in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. This one has everything.
10:45 p.m. — Brook Lopez rocks the rim. The Fiserv Forum is on fire.
10:35 p.m. — Dribbling in the general vicinity of Jrue Holiday? Seems like a bad idea.
10:30 p.m. — That dude is strong.
10:10 p.m. — Phoenix outscores Milwaukee 31-13 in the second quarter and heads into the locker room with a five-point lead.
10 p.m. — Well, that didn’t take long. The Suns have surged into the lead with an impressive run here in the second quarter. The Bucks are really struggling offensively.
9:55 p.m. — Hey Giannis, uh, you’re not allowed to do that.
9:45 p.m. — The Suns bounce back with an 8-0 run after a rough first quarter.
9:35 p.m. — Oh, what a beautiful spin move by Giannis Antetokounmpo.
9:30 p.m. — A fast start for Khris Middleton. The Bucks star already has seven points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals.
9:15 p.m. — Giannis Antetokounmpo gets the job done on both ends of the floor.
9:05 p.m. — There are A LOT of people hanging out in the Deer District.
8:50 p.m. — The starters for each team …
8:40 p.m. — Suns coach Monty Williams on Game 6: “It’s the biggest game of all of our lives. We all know that. We don’t need you guys to tell us.”
Game 6 of the NBA Finals will tip off at 9 p.m. ET. The series will shift from Milwaukee back to Phoenix for Game 7 if necessary.
Bucks vs. Suns will be broadcast live on ABC. You can live-stream Game 6 via Watch ESPN or the Watch ESPN app.
The game can also be streamed on fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.
(All times Eastern)
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