And that means we’ll have a Game 7 in Boston.
Jayson Tatum was incredible in Game 6 for the Celtics, scoring 46 points on 17-of-32 shooting from the field (7-of-15 on threes), pulling down nine rebounds, and dishing out four assists. He had a plus/minus of +21 (next-best in the game was +11 from Boston’s Marcus Smart).
Jayson Tatum with 31 points through three quarters! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/FebZrsDyrL
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) May 14, 2022
BIG SHOT TATUM ☘️ pic.twitter.com/ihA6oWKCBF
— NBA TV (@NBATV) May 14, 2022
Jayson Tatum's 46 points are tied with Paul Pierce for the 2nd-most for a @celtics player when facing elimination.
Only Sam Jones (47 on April 10, 1963) scored more. pic.twitter.com/Bw10lXGHtg
— NBA (@NBA) May 14, 2022
Giannis Antetokounmpo didn’t deserve to be on the losing end of this game. The Greek Freak scored 44 points, and he had 20 rebounds and six assists.
40/20/5 playoff games in NBA history:
— Wilt (2x)
— Giannis pic.twitter.com/ZkQy4ZRMx1
— StatMuse (@statmuse) May 14, 2022
With their season on the line, the Celtics put together a fantastic performance in Game 6. Boston outscored Milwaukee in each quarter.
The Bucks were favored by 1.5 points entering Game 6, but the Game 7 betting line opens with the Celtics as five-point favorites on their home court.
The line for Game 7 of Bucks-Celtics @FDSportsbook 👀
Who ya got? pic.twitter.com/LR6703YGW0
— br_betting (@br_betting) May 14, 2022
So, the Bucks have to be disappointed in taking advantage of a much more favorable opportunity to close out the series, and now they’ll have to play *much* better in Game 7 to win. The winner of this series will take on the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Here’s a look at how the basketball world is reacting to Game 6 and the series reaching a Game 7:
This game give me that pp lbj game 7 vibe
— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) May 14, 2022
After Sunday I'm going to be upset that this series will be over. It’s one of the best 7 game series I've seen in a long time!
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) May 14, 2022
The @celtics will be home Sunday in game 7 vs @Bucks thanks to a PTPER playoff performance that will rank with some of the best ever in the fab history of Boston @NBA basketball . Yes @jaytatum0 with 46 would not let Celts lose. @Giannis_An34 had 44 & 20 but needs more HELP!
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) May 14, 2022
What a series. What a freaking series. Given what was happening in the game (Tatum on fire), that ATO by Ime Udoka about 5:10 left in 4Q that used a Tatum post-up as a decoy to get Brown an open 3 was a masterpiece. GAME 7 LETS GO
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) May 14, 2022
Jayson playing on Friday the 13th…we should have seen this coming 😳 pic.twitter.com/AJKlcq53sH
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 14, 2022
How Tatum carrying the Celtics pic.twitter.com/wBus3bdqMX
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) May 14, 2022