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Jayson Tatum scores 46 points as Celtics force Game 7 vs. Bucks: Live score, updates, highlights from second round of 2022 NBA Playoffs

The Celtics and Bucks will meet in Game 7.

Led by Jayson Tatum’s 46 points, the Celtics defeated the Bucks in Milwaukee in Game 6 to tie the Eastern Conference Semifinals at 3-3 and force a Game 7.

Tatum’s performance helped the Celtics overcome a dominant performance from Giannis Antetokounmpo, who finished with 44 points, 20 rebounds and six assists. It marks his third 40-point game of the series and the NBA’s first 40-point, 20-rebound game in the playoffs since Shaquille O’Neal in 2001.

Check below for updates, stats and highlights from Boston’s Game 6 win.

Celtics vs. Bucks Game 6: Live score, updates and highlights

Final score: Celtics 108, Bucks 95

10:16 p.m. — Impressive showing by the Celtics. Jayson Tatum finishes with 46 points, nine rebounds and four assists to Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 44 points, 20 rebounds and six assists. Epic performances from two of the league’s best players, and we’ll see them battle in one more game.

10:05 p.m. — Giannis Antetokounmpo has 44 points, 20 rebounds and six assists … and it might not be enough. Bucks trail 100-89 with 3:02 left. Do they have one more push in them?

9:55 p.m. — Jayson. Tatum. Just when it looked like the Celtics were in trouble, Tatum took over to hit a number of big buckets. His latest gave him 41 points for the game and the Celtics a 95-87 lead.

Giannis Antetokounmpo is up to 42 points, by the way. It’s his third 40-point game of the series.

9:49 p.m. — Four-point game. Strap in, folks.

9:47 p.m. — Here come the Bucks. It’s a six-point game with 9:47 to go.

9:44 p.m. — Wow. Giannis Antetokounmpo was whistled for a charge, but the Bucks challenged it and the call was overturned. It would’ve been Antetokounmpo’s fifth foul of the game.

9:42 p.m. — Goodness, Giannis Antetokounmpo. This wasn’t very nice:

End of third quarter: Celtics 82, Bucks 70

9:35 p.m. — 12 minutes separate the Celtics from Game 7. Led by Jayson Tatum’s 31 points, they’re up 82-70 heading into the final frame. Will they hold onto the lead or do the Bucks have another comeback in them?

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9:27 p.m. — The Bucks are hanging around. An and-one from Giannis Antetokounmpo cuts Boston’s lead to single digits.

Giannis is shooting only 9-for-23 from the field, but he continues to attack relentlessly. 

9:18 p.m. — Jaylen Brown is coming alive now. He scores seven straight points for the Celtics to put them ahead 68-50.

9:16 p.m. — Jayson Tatum has been quite impressive. Five quick points in the third quarter brings his total to 23 points for the game.

9:13 p.m. — Bucks call a timeout with 8:08 left in the period. Celtics are up by 15 points, their largest lead of the game. Important stretch coming up for Milwaukee.

End of second quarter: Celtics 51, Bucks 43

8:52 p.m. — Celtics lead by 10 at the half. Jayson Tatum (18) and Marcus Smart (16) lead Boston in scoring, and Derrick White has made a big difference off the bench.

Giannis Antetokounmpo (21 points, 8 rebounds) has been dominant but he hasn’t received much help. Jrue Holiday is Milwaukee’s second-leading scorer at the break with 12 points. After him? Brook Lopez with … six points.

8:50 p.m. — Uh oh. Giannis Antetokounmpo picks up his third foul of the game in the closing seconds of the half.

8:39 p.m. — Giannis Antetokounmpo with another impressive finish. He’s up to 21 points and eight rebounds.

8:35 p.m. — What a finish from Giannis Antetokounmpo.

8:28 p.m. — Giannis Antetokounmpo picks up his second foul with 7:59 remaining in the half. He’s staying in the game.

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8:22 p.m. — Celtics continue to shoot the lights out from 3-point range. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown drain back-to-back 3s to give Boston a 38-30 lead.

End of first quarter: Celtics 28, Bucks 26

8:14 p.m. — Giannis Antetokounmpo finishes the first quarter with 17 points but the Celtics hold a two-point lead.

Marcus Smart almost matched Giannis shot-for-shot, scoring 14 points on 4-for-6 shooting from deep. Jayson Tatum added nine points on 3-for-3 shooting from 3-point range.

As a team, the Celtics scored 24 of their 28 points from the perimeter.

8:04 p.m. — Giannis Antetokounmpo takes his first break of the game with 4:15 remaining in the opening period. He’s on his way to another 40-pointer with 15 early points.

7:58 p.m. — Dominant start from Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is setting the tone for the Bucks. He already has 10 points, shooting 2-for-2 from the field and 6-for-6 from the free throw line. 

Not much you can do when he’s making this: 

7:56 p.m. — And Grant Williams picks up his second foul while setting a screen, sending him to the bench early.

7:53 p.m. — Revenge. Grant Williams draws a charge on Giannis Antetokounmpo, his first foul of the game. Antetokounmpo’s fouls are also worth monitoring for what should be obvious reasons.

7:50 p.m. — We’re not even two minutes into this one, and Al Horford and Grant Williams have picked up a foul each against Giannis Antetokounmpo. They’ve been Boston’s best defenders on Giannis in this series, so the Celtics can’t afford for them to be in foul trouble. Something to monitor.

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7:00 p.m. — Grant Williams will start in place of Robert Williams III again.

6:03 p.m. — The Celtics will be without Robert Williams III (left knee soreness), head coach Ime Udoka reveals.

What channel is Bucks vs. Celtics on?

  • Date: Friday, May 13
  • TV channel: ESPN
  • Live streaming: Sling TV | Watch ESPN

Game 6 of the second-round series between the Bucks and Celtics will be broadcast on ESPN. The game can also be live streamed on Watch ESPN or Sling TV.

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What time does Bucks vs. Celtics start?

  • Date: Friday, May 13
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. ET | 4:30 p.m. PT

The Bucks and Celtics will battle in Game 6 on Friday, May 13. The game will tip off shortly after 7:30 p.m. ET and be played at the FiservForum in Milwaukee.

Bucks vs. Celtics series schedule

Here is the full schedule for the second-round series between the Bucks and Celtics:

Date Game Time (ET) TV channel
May 1 Game 1: Bucks 101, Celtics 89
May 3 Game 2: Celtics 109, Bucks 86
May 7 Game 3: Bucks 103, Celtics 101
May 9 Game 4: Celtics 116, Bucks 108
May 11 Game 5: Bucks 110, Celtics 107
May 13 Game 6 7:30 p.m. ESPN
May 15 Game 7* TBD TNT

*if necessary

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