Antetokounmpo sets up decider

27 April 2018 05:49:37 EST

The Milwaukee Bucks aren't heading home just yet, as the hosts defeated the Boston Celtics 97-86 Thursday evening at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Wisconsin.

The Bucks evened up the series at 3-3 and keep their season alive for at least another game.

Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo had previously had a quiet Game 5, in which the 23-year-old from Athens, Greece only had ten total shots.

Thursday was different for the Bucks star as Antetokounmpo had a game-high 31 points, while pulling down 14 rebounds and dishing out four assists for a double-double for the game.

The Bucks started Thon Maker for the contest over Tyler Zeller, with John Henson still out with a back injury. Henson has missed four games now in the series.

Each home team has won their games on their own floor in this series, with the seventh and final game to be played back in Massachusetts at the TD Garden.

A key for Milwaukee was in the second quarter, where the Bucks held the young Celtics to only 15 points for the frame.

Jayson Tatum led the way for Boston, as the 20-year-old small forward from St. Louis, Missouri had a team-high 22 points, while grabbing three rebounds and dishing out three assists for the game.

The winner of the series will take on the red-hot Philadelphia 76ers and either squad is expected to face a tough test against the surprise Eastern Conference contenders.

The 76ers are 8/1 to win the Eastern Conference, with the Toronto Raptors 4999/1 and the Cleveland Cavaliers 4/9.

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