MILWAUKEE — Jayson Tatum scored 46 factors, outdueling Giannis Antetokounmpo and ensuring there wouldn’t be one other Milwaukee Bucks fourth-quarter comeback, and the Boston Celtics beat the defending champions 108-95 on Friday night time to pressure a seventh recreation of their Jap Convention semifinal.
The third straight victory for a street workforce units up a winner-take-all recreation Sunday in Boston. The victor heads to Miami to start an East finals matchup with the top-seeded Warmth on Tuesday.
Boston confirmed its grit by bouncing again two nights after blowing a 14-point, fourth-quarter lead in a 110-107 Recreation 5 dwelling loss. The Bucks tried to rally once more after trailing by 14 factors within the closing interval, however this time Tatum saved the Celtics on high and saved their season alive.
Antetokounmpo had 44 factors, 20 rebounds and 6 assists. His 20 rebounds have been one off his profession excessive.
Jayson Tatum reacts through the Celtics’ win over the Bucks. Getty Photographs
Jaylen Brown scored 22 and Marcus Good had 21 for the Celtics, who capitalized on their superiority from 3-point vary. The Celtics have been 17 of 43 and the Bucks 7 of 27 from past the arc.
Antetokounmpo tried to steer the Bucks to a second straight inconceivable comeback.
Boston led 84-70 within the opening minute of the fourth quarter and was up 84-73 when officers dominated Grant Williams had drawn a cost for Antetokounmpo’s fifth foul. However the Bucks challenged the decision and it was overturned on replay, as a substitute sending Antetokounmpo to the road with 4 fouls.
Jayson Tatum completed with a game-high 46 factors. Getty Photographs
Antetokounmpo made each free throws to start out an 8-0 run that bought the Bucks again into the sport. The Bucks trimmed the margin to 85-81 on Antetokounmpo’s 3-pointer with 8:42 left.
Tatum wouldn’t let the Bucks get any nearer.
Giannis Antetokounmpo dribbles through the Bucks’ loss to the Celtics. Getty Photographs
After that 8-0 Bucks spurt, Tatum scored the Celtics’ subsequent 11 factors. That included a fadeaway jumper because the shot clock expired to get the lead again to 6 plus a few 3-pointers.
Tatum and Brown every hit a 3-pointer throughout an 8-0 spurt that closed with Good’s jumper that made it 100-87 with 4:20 remaining.
Boston maintained a double-digit edge the remainder of the way in which.