Antetokounmpo Caps Extraordinary Postseason as Finals MVP

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MILWAUKEE—Three weeks ago, a knee injury left Giannis Antetokounmpo looking 50/50 to return for the rest of the Bucks’ playoff run. Look at him now. The Greek Freak delivered perhaps the best performance of his career at the best possible moment and can now add an NBA Finals MVP award to his two regular-season MVP trophies. Antetokounmpo scored 50 points in a series-clinching 105–98 Game 6 victory that ended the Bucks’ 50-year title drought. A half century ago, it was Lew Alcindor—before he was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar—earning the MVP honors for the Bucks by averaging 27 points and 18.5 rebounds in a four-game sweep of Baltimore. This time, it was another big man leading the way as Antetokounmpo became the first player to average 35.2 points, 13.2 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game while shooting 61.8 percent. He followed that up by saying how his improbable rise to stardom should serve …

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