Bucks wins series over Hawks by 4-2; advances to face Suns in NBA Finals

Bucks wins series over Hawks by 4-2; advances to face Suns in NBA Finals

With their leader Giannis Antetokounmpo injured. The Milwaukee Bucks beat the Atlanta Hawks 118-107 this Saturday and sealed. After 47 years later, their return to the NBA Finals, in which they will face the Phoenix Suns.

With this victory in Atlanta, the Bucks finished the Eastern Conference finals by 4 wins to 2. And they will start the final battle for the ring against the Suns, Western champions on Tuesday.

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Guard Khris Middleton with 32 points, and based Jrue Holiday with 27 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists, offset the absence of Antetokounmpo, whose presence in his first long – awaited Finals is questioned by his knee injury.

Trae Young & Co. Failed to reach in FINALS

The Hawks recovered Trae Young urgently on Saturday,  out in the last two games. But the star point guard had a dismal performance with 14 points and 4/17 shooting from the field.

In their third Finals, the Bucks will try to achieve a second ring after winning in 1971 at the hands of two of the best players in history: Lew Alcindor and Oscar Robertson.

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Alcindor, who later changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Oscar Robertson led Milwaukee to other Finals in 1974, where they lost to the Boston Celtics.

The Bucks, who finished third in the East in the regular season, overcame the absence of Antetokounmpo in the last two games , who suffers from a hyperextension of the left knee that has him out for an indeterminate time.

The two-time winner of the MVP award,  coveted by half the league, bet to stay in Milwaukee renewing his contract last December and now is rewarded with qualification to his first Finals .