Milwaukee Bucks fans celebrate first NBA Finals win since 1974

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks and their fans had 47 years to prepare for this moment, and they did not disappoint in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, with the Bucks winning their first NBA Finals game since 1974.

After a game with plenty of fireworks inside Fiserv Forum, it was time for fireworks and a celebration outside the arena.

“It was an amazing game. The energy here was immaculate,” Bucks fan Jorge Peralta said. “They haven’t been to the Finals since 1974, I was born in ’01, I’ve never seen them get this far, so I’m lit.”

The excitement also spanned across multiple generations of the Bucks faithful.

More than 17,000 days have passed since the last time Milwaukee hosted an NBA Finals game, so while the younger fans savored the moment, those who have truly experience the highs and lows of the last 47 years can appreciate just what it means.

“This is history in the making, like they say. It’s great to see,” said Jeremiah Brockman. “As a lifelong Bucks fan, I love it. It’s awesome.”

The series continues with Game 4 in Milwaukee on Wednesday night, before heading back to Phoenix for Game 5.