The 2021 NBA Finals saw a competitive series between the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks.
The Bucks won their first NBA championship in 50 years after Giannis Antetokounmpo dropped 50 points in Game 6 to earn the Finals MVP trophy.
The two franchises joined the NBA in 1968 as expansion teams. The first draft pick for either team was Lew Alcindor, later known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, when the Bucks won a coin flip with the Suns for the No. 1 pick of the 1969 NBA draft.
The Bucks previously won one championship in 1971; the Suns have never won a title.
How the 2021 NBA Finals was won
Game 1: Suns 118, Bucks 105
Game 2: Suns 118, Bucks 108
Game 3: Bucks 120, Suns 100
Game 4: Bucks 109, Suns 103
Game 5: Bucks 123, Suns 119
Who was favored to win the 2021 NBA Finals?
The Bucks (-400) were favored at BetMGM, after taking a 3-2 series lead, to win their first championship in 50 years.
Giannis Antetokounmpo was the favorite to win NBA Finals MVP at -350. He earned the trophy with a 50-point performance in Game 6.