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Khris Middleton, Bucks win NBA Championship with win over Suns

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) holds the finals MVP trophy after the Bucks...
Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) holds the finals MVP trophy after the Bucks defeated the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals in Milwaukee, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. The Bucks won 105-98. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)(Paul Sancya | AP)
Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 12:21 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Khris Middleton is an NBA Champion.

The Lowcountry native scored 17 points in Milwaukee’s Game 6 win over the Phoenix Suns to clinch the NBA Championship winning the finals 4 games to 2.

Middleton would add 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals in the final game of the season.

Giannis Antetokounmpo was named Finals MVP after scoring 50 points in Game 6 to lead Milwaukee to their first NBA title since 1971.

Middleton, a Porter-Gaud alum who played collegiately at Texas A&M, finishes his 9th NBA season with his first championship.

Middleton’s high school coach, John Person, was at the game in Milwaukee on Tuesday and tweeted after the championship win.

Middleton won’t have much time to celebrate before he’s off to his next first. He’ll be a member of the USA Olympic Basketball team in Tokyo starting on Friday.

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