For the first time in 50 years, the Milwaukee Bucks are NBA champions.
Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way in his team's 105-98 win in Game 6 over the Suns on Tuesday night, totaling 50 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks. Antetokounmpo earned the NBA Finals MVP award by a unanimous 11-0 vote, making him just the second player to be named NBA MVP multiple times, Defensive Player of the Year and Finals MVP.
Players with multiple MVPs, DPOY and Finals MVP:— StatMuse (@statmuse) July 21, 2021
— Michael Jordan
— Giannis Antetokounmpo
That’s it. pic.twitter.com/JesAQU8bDs
Khris Middleton (17 points, five assists, five rebounds, four steals) made clutch plays down the stretch, and Jrue Holiday (12 points, 11 assists, nine rebounds, four steals) once again proved to be a difference-maker on both ends of the floor. Milwaukee also got a huge contribution off the bench from Bobby Portis, who scored 16 points in 23 minutes.
Suns star Chris Paul had a team-high 26 points on 11-of-19 shooting in the loss, but the rest of Phoenix's starters made just 19 of their 52 field goal attempts (36.5 percent).
Sporting News provided live updates and highlights from Game 6 of the 2021 NBA Finals. Check out all the highlights you missed right here.
Suns vs. Bucks score
Suns vs. Bucks live updates, highlights from Game 6
(All times Eastern)
Final: Bucks 105, Suns 98
11:45 p.m. — The Milwaukee Bucks are your 2021 NBA champions. Wow. Just a phenomenal series.
The Milwaukee Bucks are CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD!! pic.twitter.com/yB73gbUJyk— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) July 21, 2021
11:35 p.m. — Khris Middleton hits a CLUTCH jumper. The Bucks are up six with less than a minute to go.
11:20 p.m. — This is an incredible Giannis Antetokounmpo performance. He's got 45 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks.
11:15 p.m. — Giannis Antetokounmpo with a MONSTER rejection.
4 BLOCKS and 39 POINTS for Giannis!— NBA (@NBA) July 21, 2021
4th quarter on ABC 🍿🍿🍿 pic.twitter.com/tcoYR1PCBt
11:10 p.m. — After a Jrue Holiday 3-pointer, Chris Paul answers with the floater and the free throw. Back and forth we go.
CP3, and-1!— NBA (@NBA) July 21, 2021
He's got 20.. 2-point game in the 4th Q on ABC pic.twitter.com/VwMk8Ko2ga
End of third quarter: Suns 77, Bucks 77
11 p.m. — Yes, that's a Frank Kaminsky dunk in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. This one has everything.
Booker sets up Kaminsky 🔨— NBA (@NBA) July 21, 2021
2-point game late in the 3Q on ABC pic.twitter.com/lQuZVX3XOg
10:45 p.m. — Brook Lopez rocks the rim. The Fiserv Forum is on fire.
BROOK LOPEZ HAMMER 🤯🤯🤯— NBA (@NBA) July 21, 2021
DROP EVERYTHING NOW AND GET TO ABC pic.twitter.com/3vrRxosOac
10:35 p.m. — Dribbling in the general vicinity of Jrue Holiday? Seems like a bad idea.
Jrue's on-ball defense is special 🔒— NBA (@NBA) July 21, 2021
Tight Game 6 on ABC! pic.twitter.com/rvWfDmut7N
10:30 p.m. — That dude is strong.
Halftime: Suns 47, Bucks 42
10:10 p.m. — Phoenix outscores Milwaukee 31-13 in the second quarter and heads into the locker room with a five-point lead.
10 p.m. — Well, that didn't take long. The Suns have surged into the lead with an impressive run here in the second quarter. The Bucks are really struggling offensively.
9:55 p.m. — Hey Giannis, uh, you're not allowed to do that.
The Giannis travel was very Westbrookian 😂 pic.twitter.com/UjKr3A28pP— CJ Fogler #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) July 21, 2021
9:45 p.m. — The Suns bounce back with an 8-0 run after a rough first quarter.
End of first quarter: Bucks 29, Suns 16
9:35 p.m. — Oh, what a beautiful spin move by Giannis Antetokounmpo.
9:30 p.m. — A fast start for Khris Middleton. The Bucks star already has seven points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals.
9:15 p.m. — Giannis Antetokounmpo gets the job done on both ends of the floor.
Giannis defense to Giannis offense!— NBA (@NBA) July 21, 2021
Game 6 underway on ABC 🍿 pic.twitter.com/98OuLO27uf
9:05 p.m. — There are A LOT of people hanging out in the Deer District.
The Deer District right before tip!— NBA (@NBA) July 21, 2021
📺 Game 6: 9pm/et on ABC pic.twitter.com/uQNbvyowwS
8:50 p.m. — The starters for each team ...
- Bucks: Jrue Holiday, Khris Middleton, P.J. Tucker, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez
- Suns: Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, Deandre Ayton
8:40 p.m. — Suns coach Monty Williams on Game 6: "It's the biggest game of all of our lives. We all know that. We don't need you guys to tell us."
NBA Finals start time today
- Date: Tuesday, July 20
- Start time: 9 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. PT
Game 6 of the NBA Finals will tip off at 9 p.m. ET. The series will shift from Milwaukee back to Phoenix for Game 7 if necessary.
How to watch the 2021 NBA Finals
Bucks vs. Suns will be broadcast live on ABC. You can live-stream Game 6 via Watch ESPN or the Watch ESPN app.
The game can also be streamed on fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.
NBA Finals schedule 2021
(All times Eastern)
|July 6||Suns 118, Bucks 105||9 p.m.||ABC|
|July 8||Suns 118, Bucks 108||9 p.m.||ABC|
|July 11||Bucks 120, Suns 100||8 p.m.||ABC|
|July 14||Bucks 109, Suns 103||9 p.m.||ABC|
|July 17||Bucks 123, Suns 119||9 p.m.||ABC|
|July 20||Bucks 105, Suns 98||9 p.m.||ABC|