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Antetokounmpo shines in defeat, Celtics stay alive


Despite another phenomenal outing from Giannis Antetokounmpo on Friday in Milwaukee, the Boston Celtics edged the Bucks 108-95 to force an ultimate game.

Antetokounmpo had 44 points, 20 rebounds and six assists for the local favorites. Shaquille O’Neal, in 2001, was the last NBA player to have at least 40 points and 20 rebounds in a playoff game.

It was the Greek’s fourth straight double-double and a third performance of at least 40 points in this second-round series.

Only, Jayson Tatum was also very good. He totaled 46 points to help the Massachusetts squad extend their season. Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart also contributed with 22 and 21 points respectively.

Game number 7 will take place on Sunday in Boston.




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