NBA Playoffs: Boston Celtics Force Game 7 vs Milwaukee Bucks

Jason Tatum isn’t in the mood for a vacation yet! The Celtics star pulled off a Boston win 108-95 with an impressive fourth quarter, resulting in his team’s 7 win. He’s challenging strong Giannis Antetokounmpo, who, however, is too much on his own.

Tatum finished the match with 46 points (17/32 FG, 7/15 three-pointers), 9 rebounds and 4 assists, only Sam Jones in Celtic’s long qualifying history to score more points in an elimination match (47). Jaylene Brown (22) and Marcus Smart (21, 7 assists) provided support, and Derek White (9, 5 rebounds) also provided a solid performance. Daniel Theis was allowed to play for 10 minutes and scored 4 points and 2 rebounds.

Tatum scored 16 points in the closing period alone as Boston nearly lost a comfortable lead again. But the 24-year-old gave the correct answer with one bird after another and narrowly beat Antetokounmpo. The Greek had 44 points (14/30 FG), 20 plates and 6 assists. But other than that, Jrue Holiday (17, 7/17 FG) and Pat Connaughton (14, 6/8 FG) scored in double digits.

Once again, Boston had to dispense with Robert Williams (knee), who was replaced by Grant Williams in the starting lineup as before. The Bucks started with the usual line-up. The game started a little late due to the shot clock failure on the backboard. As an alternative, the auditorium staff installed two clocks on the floor, each of which were placed in the corners next to the seats. Basket shot clocks run again only in the second half.

Boston began to take cover from a distance – and relied almost exclusively on the trio. The visitors’ first eight shots came from downtown, five into the basket, giving the Celtics an early lead. But Giannis is hardly unstoppable on the other side. Boston only sank on its first two-point attempt after nearly six minutes, but Antetokounmue and Holiday hit back with $3 in the evening. Boston responded 17 points for Giannis with eight three-pointers in the first quarter, which went to the Celtics 28:26.

Jason Tatum Towers – Boston Force 7

Guests really picked where they left off. There were several three-sets early in the second half, and Tatum in particular seemed to have no desire for an early exit in the playoff. With Boston pulled up to +10, throwing luck is lost for now. However, with the Bucks supporting team with Antetokounmpo on the bench remained quite cold, the guests went into the first half break at 53:43.

The start of the second half returns to Boston. The Celtics quickly increased their lead to 18 points, while Antetokounmpo received his fourth foul. Still, the Greek stayed on the field, the Milwaukee started running when the shooting in Boston finally calmed down. With more ball movement and multiple penetrations, things went better for the Celtics striker – 82:70 for Boston.

Antetokounmpo set the tone for the final section with a dipping label, Connaughton shortened downtown to -6, and the Fiserv Forum trembled. Especially when Giannis followed up with a wide open threesome. The Celtics were now just a solo show – Tatum is delivered with great shot making.

Brown single-handedly kept the Bucks at bay, providing vital support from downtown and back to +11 halfway. The Celtics didn’t let that lead away, Bucks fans left the hall early. The important seventh game will now take place on Sunday, reporting at 9:30 PM GST.

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