Jayson Tatum led the Boston Celtics to a 108-95 victory in Game 6, forcing a Game 7 in Boston on Sunday afternoon with momentum on their side.
Tatum impersonated Jason Voorhees on Friday the 13th in Game 6, as he slashed, cut, and tore apart the Milwaukee Bucks as the best player on the floor last night.
In doing so, Tatum shot the ball more than any other player on the court in Game 6. He scored 46 points on 17-32 shooting, grabbed nine rebounds, and four assists.
Tatum’s 32 shots were the most in the game by any player and was double the shots taken by Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart who each took 16.
It’s worth mentioning that this was a complete effort from the Celtics’ cornerstones of Tatum, Brown, and Smart. As a result, they combined for 89 of 108 points scored by the Celtics.
In doing so, they took care of the work offensively while Al Horford and Grant Williams handled the defensive side of the court. Not to mention another outstanding outing from Derrick White.
White finished off the first half by grabbing an offensive rebound, took a charge, and got to the line with five seconds left. He finished with nine points and five rebounds in 31 minutes off the bench.
He’s been HUGE for Boston since they acquired him at the trading deadline. White’s been just as solid and consistent in the playoffs as well.
Through six games in the Eastern Conference Semifinal, White has a plus-minus of +58 in this series against the Bucks.
The Boston Celtics will host Game 7 on Sunday afternoon in the TD Garden.
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