NBA finals spot delights Nwora

NBA finals spot delights Nwora - Punch Newspapers

D’Tigers forward, Jordan Nwora, is excited after Milwaukee Bucks booked their spot in the NBA finals with a 118-107 victory over Atlanta Hawks, wrapping up a 4-2 triumph in the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday.

The Bucks will now face the Phoenix Suns who are heavily inspired by All-Stars – Chris Paul and Devin Booker.

It is Milwaukee’s first appearance in the finals since 1974.

The 22-year-old, who was sidelined with a left thigh injury in the Eastern Conference semi-final against the Brooklyn Nets, had three points, six rebounds and an assist in game two, followed by four points in game four.

Nwora becomes the second D’Tigers star to reach the NBA final in successive seasons after Gabe Vincent’s Miami Heat made it to the bubble final in 2020, losing to the Los Angeles Lakers.

“This journey has been crazy and it is not even over yet. Four more wins to the NBA title #FearTheDeer,” Nwora wrote on social media.

Nwora was in action in 30 games during the regular season, partially due to an ankle injury. He averaged 5.7 points and 2.0 rebounds, and put up a career-high 34 points and 14 rebounds in the regular season against the Chicago Bulls in May.

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