The Milwaukee Bucks are one triumph away from getting their first NBA championship in 50 years and Giannis Antetokounmpo is emerging as the mainstay for the comeback that after 5 already has the Bucks ahead 3-2 in the best-of-seven series against the Phoenix Suns after Saturday’s victory 123-119.
What ‘The Greek Freak’ has done in these Finals is reaching historic levels, in other words monstrous.
The two-time League MVP is now the fourth player to average 30 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists and 60% shooting in a 5-game span in a single postseason, joining Hall of Fame caliber players like Tim Duncan. , Charles Barkley and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; Mind you, Giannis is the first to do this in the NBA Finals, according to research from ESPN Stats & Info.
During Game 5, Giannis posted his thirteenth consecutive game shooting 50 percent from the field in the postseason, tying Shaquille O’Neal, who did so in 2006 for the longest streak of the pitch clock era. (since 1955).
It is not surprising that a few days ago, in Las Vegas they placed the Bucks All-Star forward as the favorite to win the MVP of these Finals.
Obviously, the ’34’ of the Bucks is not alone, he has a couple of henchmen on the floor who support the Bucks both on offense and defense.
Antetokounmpo, along with Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton are the fifth trio in the history of the NBA Finals with figures of 25 points with 50% of shots in a game, each and they are the first to do this since James Worthy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson in 1985.
Before the 2021 Finals, few would have believed that the Bucks would be one win away from lifting Larry O’Brien, the Suns started as the big favorites, but the moment belongs to the Bucks, who should win Game 6 on Tuesday. they would become the second team in NBA postseason history to win multiple series in the same Playoffs after going down 2-0. The Bucks also trailed the Brooklyn Nets 2-0.