The Milwaukee Box needed to do their best to shut down the Boston Celtics on Friday night.
Unfortunately, that didn’t happen and now the Boxes are going to face the box again in a must-win Game 7.
One of the players who did not proceed as requested was shooting guard Grayson Allen.
Grayson Allen tonight:
29 in 22 minutes pic.twitter.com/qctqTV4Gx8
– StatMuse (atstatmuse) May 14, 2022
Allen scored just 3 points and shot 1 out of 7.
He also missed all four of his three-point attempts and his plus-minus score in the 22-minute game was -29.
Allen had a pretty strong season but his Game 6 must have been rough on Friday night.
Grayson is gone
Allen has been an asset to Box all season – even if he seems to have fallen during Game 6.
During the season, Allen averaged 11.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists.
He also had a 44.8% field goal percentage.
The Bucks are a strong team not only because they have Giannis Antetokounmpo by their side but also because they have a deep and talented list.
Allen is a part of that depth.
Well, usually he is.
Allen is one of the reasons the team is so dangerous to the opposition.
He helps spread the floor and can shoot from almost anywhere on the court.
Sadly, it didn’t show up in Game 6, and that’s something the box needs to get into trouble before Sunday.
Everyone on the team needs to be in good form for Game 7.
Milwaukee will not be able to win if it only performs well with Antetokunumpo.
All of these role players need to be present and driven and be ready to leave it all on the floor.
If Game 7 is a nail-biting, Allen could be the boost that pushes the box across the finish line.