Celtics hold off Bucks 108-95, force a Game 7 behind Jayson Tatum’s 46 points – Boston Herald

MILWAUKEE — Jayson Tatum watched his season slip to the brink Wednesday, first standing in a crowded left corner and then alone on the right wing, as the Celtics’ final possessions imploded without him.

On Friday night, Tatum took Boston’s fate into his hands and willed and scored his way to a Game 7.

Tatum poured in 46 points and never allowed Boston to trail over the last three quarters of a 108-95 win in an elimination Game 6 at Fiserv Forum. Tatum out-dueled Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, who paired his 44 points with 20 rebounds and threatened to erase a sizable deficit in the fourth quarter, just as he had in Game 5. Instead, Tatum answered with four straight baskets to push the Celtics ahead by eight with 5:40 left, and they led comfortably the rest of the way.

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