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The scary thing about Giannis’ first NBA title? At 26 he is only getting better

In the era of the much-maligned superteam, the Greek star has the extraordinary skills to show a hometown hero can still win the game’s biggest prizesLaughing and smiling and dancing and hugging and I love you mans and chest bumps and tears and roars t…

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‘I’m a freaking champion’: Giannis Antetokounmpo helps Bucks to first NBA title since 1971 – video

Giannis Antetokounmpo ended one of the greatest NBA Finals ever with 50 points and a championship Milwaukee waited 50 years to win again.Antetokounmpo added 14 rebounds and five blocked shots as the Bucks beat the Phoenix Suns 105-98 on Tuesday night t…

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‘I’m a freaking champion’: Giannis Antetokounmpo helps Bucks to first NBA title since 1971 – video

Giannis Antetokounmpo ended one of the greatest NBA Finals ever with 50 points and a championship Milwaukee waited 50 years to win again.Antetokounmpo added 14 rebounds and five blocked shots as the Bucks beat the Phoenix Suns 105-98 on Tuesday night t…

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Freak out!: Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 50 power Bucks to first NBA title since 1971

Antetokounmpo logs 50 points, 14 rebounds, five blocksBucks win 105-98 to defeat Suns in best-of-seven finalsGiannis Antetokounmpo ended one of the greatest NBA finals ever with 50 points and a championship Milwaukee waited 50 years to win again.Anteto…

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NBA finals 2021 Game 6: Phoenix Suns v Milwaukee Bucks – live!

Bucks look to close out Suns for first NBA title since 1971Send Hunter a tweet at @HunterFelt or email him 4.04am BST Suns 79-79 Bucks, 10:54, 4th quarterPortis gets some revenge by opening up the fourth quarter scoring. Kaminsky (?) answers. Sure Fran…

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Bucks edge Game 5 thriller against Suns to move within one game of NBA title

NBA finals Game 5: Milwaukee Bucks 123-119 Phoenix SunsAs it happened: Read Hunter Felt’s minute-by-minute reportJrue Holiday seized his chance to give the Milwaukee Bucks the lead in the NBA finals.Holiday’s steal and alley-oop pass to Giannis Antetok…

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NBA finals 2021 Game 5: Milwaukee Bucks v Phoenix Suns – live!

Email Hunter with your thoughts or tweet @HunterFeltTeams tied at 2-2 as series heads to Phoenix 1.00am BST Hunter will be here shortly. In the meantime, here’s Andrew Lawrence on the man leading the Suns:Time has not been kind to the Phoenix Suns. Sev…

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The Suns are in trouble but Monty Williams knows what true darkness is

Phoenix have taken a battering by Milwaukee in the last two games of the NBA finals. But their coach has overcome grief and adversity to get hereTime has not been kind to the Phoenix Suns. Seven days ago they appeared to be on an inexorable march towar…

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Dogged Bucks rally past Suns in Game 4 to level NBA finals at two games apiece

Bucks rally in Game 4 over Suns despite Devon Booker’s 42Khris Middleton scores team-high 40 points in crucial winGame 4: Phoenix Suns 103-109 Milwaukee Bucks – live!Khris Middleton’s big finish has the NBA finals all even. Related: NBA finals 2021 Gam…

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NBA finals 2021 Game 4: Phoenix Suns v Milwaukee Bucks – live!

Bucks look to level best-of-seven series with Suns in Game 4Send Hunter a tweet at @HunterFelt or email him at hunter.felt.freelance@theguardian.com 12.45am BST Hunter will be here shortly. In the meantime here’s a look back at Sunday’s Game 3. Relate…

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Imperious Antetokounmpo hauls Bucks to Game 3 win over Suns in NBA finals

Bucks win 120-100 over Suns in Game 3 behind Giannis’s 41Milwaukee still trail 2-1 in best-of-seven-games NBA finalsGiannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks made the NBA finals’ return to Milwaukee a slamming success.The way the Greek Freak is going, the pa…

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Devin Booker and Phoenix Suns torch Bucks to go halfway home in NBA finals

Phoenix win 118-108 over Milwaukee in Game 2 of NBA finalsAntetokounmpo has 42 points and 12 rebounds in losing effortBucks take two-games-to-none lead in best-of-seven seriesThe ball went from Chris Paul to Devin Booker and didn’t stop moving until De…

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With Giannis less than 100%, the NBA finals already feel like Chris Paul’s series

Phoenix were impressive during their victory over Milwaukee in the series opener and Giannis Antetokounmpo is probably the only man who can stop themThere is an axiom that a playoff series does not truly begin until one team wins on the road. And that,…

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Chris Paul scores 32 in NBA finals debut as Phoenix take Game 1 from Milwaukee

Suns win 118-105 in Game 1 behind Chris Paul’s 32 pointsPhoenix take early advantage in best-of-seven NBA finalsMilwaukee Bucks 105-118 Phoenix Suns – as it happenedChris Paul delivered an NBA finals debut that was well worth his lengthy wait.A few mor…

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NBA finals 2021 Game 1: Phoenix Suns v Milwaukee Bucks

Bucks or Suns? Our writers share their predictionsESPN benches Rachel Nichols after leaked commentsEmail Hunter with your thoughts or tweet @HunterFelt 1.37am BST I don’t normally make something a Key Event before the game has actually started, but th…

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ESPN takes Rachel Nichols off NBA finals duty after leaked comments

ESPN benches Nichols as sideline reporter amid controversyNetwork says Malika Andrews will handle role for whole seriesESPN has replaced Rachel Nichols as its sideline reporter for the NBA finals following a report detailing critical comments she made …

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Undermanned Milwaukee Bucks tame Hawks to reach first NBA finals in 47 years

Bucks win 118-107 over Hawks to clinch Eastern Conference titleMilwaukee will face Phoenix in NBA finals starting TuesdayThe Milwaukee Bucks were an instant success in the NBA, winning a championship in just their third season and reaching the finals a…

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Chris Paul: after 16 NBA seasons of bad luck has Point God’s time finally come?

The Phoenix Suns star has been as unlucky as he has been brilliant during his long career. But now he has an great chance to finally win a championshipWhen Chris Paul collided with Phoenix Suns’ teammate Cam Johnson in Game 1 of the Western Conference …

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Milwaukee Bucks on brink of NBA finals after Game 5 win over Atlanta Hawks

Bucks win 123-112 in Game 5 to move one win from NBA finalsBrook Lopez’s 33 lead Milwaukee in Antetokounmpo’s absenceBrook Lopez scored a playoff career-high 33 points and the Milwaukee Bucks withstood Giannis Antetokounmpo’s absence to beat the Atlant…

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Chris Paul’s 41 lift Phoenix Suns past LA Clippers into first NBA finals since 1993

Paul, 36, leads top-seeded Suns into first NBA finals since 1993Phoenix to face Milwaukee or Atlanta in best-of-seven finalsTears welled in Chris Paul’s eyes. A message in black ink on his shoes said it all: Can’t give up now.Not when, after 16 years, …