This time, Jayson Tatum wasn’t going to stand for it. Boston had a golden opportunity to win Game 5 of the NBA semi-finals two nights previously, but they let it slide through their fingers. On Friday, though, that wasn’t the case.
Jayson Tatum Saves The Boston Celtics Season With 46 Points
In the fourth quarter, when the Milwaukee Bucks made a comeback, Tatum appeared to have an answer for everything they threw at him. Twenty-eight of Tatum’s 46 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter, helped Boston to a 108-95 victory at Fiserv Forum.
This is why he gets paid so much,” Celtics guard Marcus Smart said. “You may stop reading right there; that sums it up well. In case of emergency situations. Throughout the game, I kept asking him to “just be you, man.” He was. What he does for a living. That’s what we count on him to do, so we rely on him.”
There is a 3-3 tie in the best-of-seven series. This Sunday at 4pm local time, Boston will host Game 7.
Before the Bucks came back to win Game 5, the Celtics had a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter and were up six with two minutes left. The Celtics had a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter again on Friday night, but this time they won by a different margin.
They tried to take away what Al did to hurt them in the first game of the series, but it just makes room for other guys to shine, as Udoka put it. “We are fully aware of our ability to exploit those.”
The series will now return to TD Garden in Boston. However, playing on familiar turf may not be a huge plus. Including the last three, the away team has won four of the six games in the series. In any case, the Celtics are eager to participate in the decisive game of the series.
“I anticipate a lot of noise. That’s what I’m anticipating, anyway, so it should be entertaining. In addition, I anticipate taking part in a thrilling match. It’s something I’m looking forward to “It was Brown who said it. “GAME 7” are the most exciting two words in basketball.