Brooklyn Nets open as 2021-22 NBA title favorites; Lakers, Bucks next

Fresh off seeing an NBA champion crowned Tuesday night, oddsmakers have posted the Brooklyn Nets (+225) and Los Angeles Lakers (+400) as the betting favorites for the 2021-22 season. The champion Milwaukee Bucks, who wrapped up the franchise's first title since 1971 with a six-game Finals victory over the Phoenix...
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Bucks capture first NBA title since 1971, defeating Suns in six games

Giannis Antetokounmpo has led the Milwaukee Bucks to their first NBA championship in 50 years, closing out the Phoenix Suns in the Finals on Tuesday night, 105-98. Antetokounmpo scored 50 points, grabbed 14 rebounds, recorded five blocks and dished out two assists in the win. He is the first player since Shaquille O’Neal to record 40 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks in any playoff game, according to ESPN Stats & Info. O’Neal did it in 2001.
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Milwaukee Bucks win their first NBA title since 1971 as Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 50

MILWAUKEE — Before the season, Giannis Antetokounmpo declared his intentions. He wanted to stay and win it all in the only NBA city he has ever known. For half a century Milwaukee has waited for a player like Antetokounmpo — charming and approachable, loyal and transcendent. And on Tuesday night, Antetokounmpo cemented his legacy among the pantheon of Milwaukee Bucks’ greats with a 105-98 win over the Phoenix Suns that secured the franchise’s first NBA championship since 1971.
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Milwaukee amps up security in anticipation of Bucks victory

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers mobilized 150 of the state’s National Guard members as the Milwaukee Bucks were poised to win the NBA championship Tuesday night, according to The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The troops are on hand in the city to help local officials with “traffic control, vaccination efforts on-site, and...
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Bucks' Championship Marks Satisfying End to Challenging Season

As Giannis Antetokounmpo slammed and swatted his way to Finals MVP over the last two weeks, he also caught the basketball public’s attention with a quality we don’t usually reserve for NBA superstars. Antetokounmpo paired his on-floor dominance with a notable earnestness en route to the Larry O’Brien Trophy, becoming...

Bucks vs. Suns NBA Finals live stream: Watch Game 6 start time, TV channel, prediction, pick, odds, line

Things started off really well for the Phoenix Suns in the 2021 NBA Finals. They won the first two games of the series, and appeared poised to win their first championship in franchise history. However, the series has done a complete 180 since those first two games. The Bucks have won three straight, and now they sit just one win away from their first title in 50 years. The Bucks have been the more physical and determined team over the past three games, and that's a big part of the reason that they've been able to seize control in the series.
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Bucks victory means championship gear, parade

MILWAUKEE - If the Bucks win it all, one thing is for sure – Milwaukee is in for a celebration unlike anything we have seen in recent memory. "Amazing doesn’t even begin to cover it," said Claire Koenig, communications director for VISIT Milwaukee. Officials with VISIT Milwaukee say the success...

A Letter to My Bucks Family

It’s been 50 years coming. Fifty long years, and it’s down to two games. I’ll be honest, it really makes me reflect. When we won back in ’71, it was a big deal. And for me, especially, because it took over 10 years in the league to get to that moment.

Giannis Antetokounmpo's clutch block helps Bucks even Finals

MILWAUKEE — It is not possible for a human to see the flight of the ball sail over his head, twist his body around, rely on fast-twitch fibers and reflexes to crouch in position, then leap high and block a dunk attempt by powerful a 6-foot-11 man off a lob, all in the smoldering heat of the critical closing stretch in an NBA Finals game.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks play to their strengths and climb back in Finals

MILWAUKEE — This city waited 47 years to host an NBA Finals game and its team waited 47 years and three games to figure out how to play one. What’s a few more games if it means you suddenly have the most dominant player in the series and a firmer and maybe secure grip on what it will take to bring some suspense to the championship round?

What you need to know before heading downtown for the Bucks game

If you’re planning on heading downtown to catch the Bucks game tonight there are a few things you’ll need to know before you go. ROAD CLOSURES: The following roads will be closed starting at noon today. W. McKinley Avenue from N. 6th Street to N. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive/...