Friday’s Game 6 between the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics should have been billed as The Clash Of The Titans.
Indeed, any NBA fan tuning into the matchup saw two players at the top of their games duking it out in a true blockbuster of a battle.
Jayson Tatum and Giannis Antetokounmpo become the 5th pair of opponents to each score 44+ in a Playoff game 🔥
— NBA (@NBA) May 14, 2022
Tatum and Antetokounmpo became the fifth pair of opponents to each score more than 44 points in a playoff game.
Antetokounmpo put up 44 points, 20 rebounds, and 4 assists.
Tatum, on the other hand, scored 46 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 assists.
More importantly, Tatum also scored the W and forced a Game 7.
Win Or Go Home
As epic as Friday night was for these two superstars, Sunday promises to pack even more of a punch.
Game 7 will obviously be a winner-take-all competition.
Whoever comes out on top will enter the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat.
Whoever loses, of course, goes home.
The Bucks-Celtics series has seen the two biggest players from each team ratcheting it up game after game.
It’s been a grind since the very beginning because these two athletes are just so phenomenal.
Everything has been building up to this moment.
So now the question is which team will come out on top.
Tatum and Antetokounmpo will both be trying to outdo each other again.
History suggests it’ll be close: Tatum has been averaging 28.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 5.9 assists a game during these playoffs.
Meanwhile, Antetokounmpo has averaged 32.3 points, 13.6 rebounds, and 6.5 assists.
Obviously, other factors will come into play too but Game 7 promises to be yet another huge competition between these two future Hall of Famers.