Friday’s game between the Milwaukee Box and the Boston Celtics should have been billed as a clash of the 6K Titans.
In fact, any NBA fan watching tuning into a matchup has made it out to the two players at the top of their game in a real blockbuster of a war.
Jason Tatum of Celtics and Giannis Antetokunampo of Box were on fire Friday night and it was worth watching.
Jayson Tatum and Giannis Antetokounmpo became the 5th pair to score 44+ each in a play-off game.
– NBA (BANBA) May 14, 2022
Tatum and Antetokounmpo became the fifth pair of opponents to score more than 44 points each in a play-off match.
Antetokounmpo has 44 points, 20 rebounds and 4 assists.
Tatum, on the other hand, has 46 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists.
More importantly, Tatum also scored W and forced a Game 7.
Win or go home
As epic as Friday night was for these two superstars, Sunday promises to pack another punch.
Game 7 will obviously be a winner-take-all contest.
Whoever comes out on top will advance to the Eastern Conference finals against the Miami Heat.
The loser must return home.
The Bucks-Celtics series has seen two of the biggest players on each team play push-to-play.
It’s a crush from the beginning because these two athletes are so great.
Everything has been built up to this moment.
So now the question is which team will go to the top.
Both Tatum and Antetokounmpo will try to outdo each other again.
History says it will be close: Tatum averaged 28.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 5.9 assists a game during this playoff.
Meanwhile, Antetokounmpo averaged 32.3 points, 13.6 rebounds and 6.5 assists.
Obviously, other factors will work, but Game 7 promises to be another huge competition between these two future Hall of Famers.