A third-quarter scoring frenzy helped the Milwaukee Bucks return to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1974 – and they did it without superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo who sat on the bench for the second straight game.
The Greek Freak suffered a hyperextended left knee when he landed awkwardly in game four, but his teammates responded by commanding the next two games to end Milwaukee’s 47-year exile from the finals.
In-Game Six, Khris Middleton blasted 23 points in the third quarter, as Milwaukee hit 44 points in the ridiculously free-scoring term. The Bucks claimed the game 118-107 to seal a 4-2 series win.
The Bucks will next take on the Phoenix Suns in an NBA Finals series between two franchises with just one title between them – Milwaukee’s 1971 championship.