The COVID-19 global pandemic did not stop thousands of fans from gathering outside of the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee as the Bucks won their first NBA title since 1971.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led the team throughout the series, whether it was an absurd game-saving block, emphatic dunks or wild stats like his 32 points, nine rebounds and six assists in Game 5.
And Tuesday night was no different. Antetokounmpo ended the night with a historic performance of his own with 50 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks—earning the honors of MVP.
The Bucks extended Deer District, the outdoor plaza, to accommodate as many as 65,000 fans in preparation for the hometown advantage. During Game 5 in Phoenix, over 35,000 people gathered to cheer on Milwaukee.
But on Tuesday night, the crowd only seemed to grow over time, creating an atmosphere that resembled life before the global pandemic took over the world. Just two hours before tipoff, there were occasionally pockets of space between groups.
But by the time the game began, fans were packed shoulder-to-shoulder.
And here's how Deer District reacted in the final moments as the Bucks captured the title.
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