For the first time in 47 long-awaited years, the Milwaukee Bucks have triumphantly reached the NBA Finals following a 118-107 victory against the Atlanta Hawks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. Without two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks took care of business on the road to breaking the curse of winning a series in six games, make inspiring history, and finally advance to a goal that’s been expected of them over the last few seasons.
Khris Middleton stepped up once again when needed most with a sensational 23-point third quarter that ultimately boosted Milwaukee toward destiny. Middleton finished with 32 points, seven assists, four rebounds, and three steals to carry the load for the Bucks.
While fellow co-star Jrue Holiday was also under pressure to step up, the two-way stud answered the call by recording an insanely impressive performance that included 27 points, nine assists, nine rebounds, four 3’s, four steals, and two blocks. It was another brilliant team effort, led by Middleton and Holiday, with the role players maximizing their respective efforts.
The Milwaukee Bucks have reached the NBA Finals for the first time since 1974. Here’s what it means for each influential Buck that helped make it a reality.
At last, the Milwaukee Bucks will represent the East in the NBA Finals with this core group of deserving, tough-minded, resilient individuals. It took adversity, sacrifice, and stability from the players, coaches, and front office to make this dream become a reality, and it means so much to so many within the Bucks organization to achieve this monumental goal.
Milwaukee now stands four wins away from an NBA championship, but before they set to face the Phoenix Suns in the 2021 Finals, let’s take a look at what it means to the influential leaders of this prideful team to be in this glorious position.