The Milwaukee Bucks eliminated the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference Finals in six games, despite being without Giannis Antetokounmpo for the last two games. The Bucks reached their first NBA Finals since 1974.
After the game, Milwaukee’s point guard Jrue Holiday singled out Khris Middleton and Giannis as the two players that made it possible for the Bucks to go that far in the playoffs.
“Khris [Middleton] is the heart of this team and Giannis [Antetokounmpo] is the soul of this team and without them, we really wouldn’t be here,” Holiday said during postgame press conference.
Middleton was the team’s top scorer with 32 points in Game 6, followed by Holiday with 27.