3 takeaways from Milwaukee Bucks’ awful Game 6 loss to Boston Celtics

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - MAY 13 (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Boston Celtics: Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – MAY 13 (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

Jayson Tatum and Giannis Antetokounmpo went at it in a battle of superstars as the Boston Celtics took down the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6

It has been a wild series for both Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jayson Tatum, but the pair certainly found their footing in Game 6. These two stars went at it as the Milwaukee Bucks looked to close out the series while the Boston Celtics looked to stay afloat, and the latter got the upper hand in the end, thanks to a jaw-dropping performance from Tatum.

Tatum was sensational as he dropped 46 points in Game 6, having shot 17-of-32 from the floor, including 7-of-15 from long range. No matter who was guarding him, the Bucks had no answer to combat Tatum’s onslaught offensively. His stellar 3-point shooting was what genuinely killed the Bucks, and that is something they will have to address in this upcoming Game 6. Who is guarding Tatum will also be a key point of discussion, as he was able to get his share of favorable matchups throughout this game to fuel his big night. In total, Tatum finished with a line of 46 points, nine rebounds, four assists, and a blocked shot. Of course, he also got his team the win.

Although his team did not get the win, Giannis Antetokounmpo did everything in his power to try and will the Bucks to victory. He tried to match Tatum’s output by scoring 44 points on 14-of-30 field goal shooting, having carried Milwaukee’s offense for virtually the entire night. While he took some head-scratching shots on occasion, Antetokounmpo was fantastic for the most part as he consistently attacked the hoop to keep the Bucks within striking distance. In total, he finished with a herculean line of 44 points, 20 rebounds, six assists, two blocks, and a steal. He did all of that and the Milwaukee Bucks still lost, which is just beyond frustrating.

Following this grueling loss, the Bucks will hit the road for a do-or-die Game 7 this coming Sunday.

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