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NBA Finals: Bucks take the title. Follow reaction and live updates

Follow the latest scores and news from the NBA Finals, as the Milwaukee Bucks face the Phoenix Suns.

Grand Finale: ESPN Director Jimmy Moore Ending His Historic Run Of NBA Finals

Throughout his days of working in television and at ESPN, Moore says, he’s always loved going to work.

This week, he closes out an ESPN career that began in 1982 and spans various historic moments across entities, including the NFL and MLB. He’s been a fixture of ESPN’s NBA coverage since the 2002-2003 season. Before the host Milwaukee Bucks vie to clinch the best-of-seven series against the Phoenix Suns tonight in Game 6 (9 ET, ABC), Moore looks back at directing 15 years of NBA Finals coverage and credits his team and the support of his wife, Beth.

Milwaukee Bucks beat Phoenix Suns to win NBA championship after 50-year dry spell

After a 50-year dry spell, the Milwaukee Bucks are NBA champions again.

The Bucks defeated the Phoenix Suns, 105-98, Tuesday in Game 6 of the NBA Finals to win the series, four games to two.

With home-court advantage, the Bucks were led to victory by the scoring and defensive dominance of their young star and two-time league most valuable player, Giannis Antetokounmpo. With 50, he scored nearly half of his team’s points.

The Milwaukee Bucks are NBA champions for the first time in 50 years as Antetokounmpo scores 50 points

(CNN)With the Milwaukee Bucks seeking their first NBA championship in 50 years, their superstar guided the way, putting up 50 points in a legendary NBA Finals-clinching win Tuesday night against the Phoenix Suns.Led by MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, who also had 14 rebounds and five blocked shots, the Bucks pulled away from the Suns to win 105-98 in a raucous Fiserv Forum.Khris Middleton chipped in 17 points and Bobby Portis had 16. Phoenix’s Chris Paul led the Suns with 26 points.

Giannis Antetokounmpo wins 2021 Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP award

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Three weeks ago, a knee injury left Giannis Antetokounmpo looking 50/50 to return for the rest of the Bucks’ playoff run.

Look at him now.

The Greek Freak delivered perhaps the best performance of his career at the best possible moment and now can add an NBA Finals MVP award to his two regular-season MVP trophies. Just as Lew Alcindor led Milwaukee to its first championship in 1971, Antetokounmpo made sure a big man carried the Bucks to their next title, scoring 50 points to end the city’s 50-year drought.

Antetokounmpo was an easy choice for the MVP honor after also adding 14 rebounds and five blocks in a series-clinching 105-98 Game 6 victory Tuesday night over the Phoenix Suns.

NBA Finals Game 6: Bucks vs Suns

How the heck did we get here? Credit to the Milwaukee Bucks for making sure everyone writes them off after Game 1 or 2 of every playoff series, only to storm back with a vengeance. With a few exceptions, playoff series generally swing with home-court advantage, but it is still wild how poorly the Bucks have played early on in playoff series’ this year. They are 3-5 in Games 1 & 2 of this postseason, and are now 12-2 in all other games. That is bananas.

So, while it would be nice if the Bucks were a little better at making in-game adjustments or adjusting a bit quicker, once they make their big adjustments, they are dominating the opposition. Now, Milwaukee has a chance to make Brandon Jennings a prophet, and close out the Phoenix Suns in Game 6.

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