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Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Celtics force game with 7 bucks; Warriors Out Grizzlies

Jason Tatum scored 46 points to ensure that another Milwaukee would not return in the fourth quarter by overtaking Giannis Antetokounmpo, and the Boston Celtics defeated the defending champion Bucks 108-95 on Friday night in the seventh game in the Eastern Conference semifinals. forced.

A third straight win for a road team set up a winner-take-all game in Boston on Sunday. The winner will travel to Miami to face the top seed Heat on Tuesday night.

Boston bounced back two nights after taking a 110–107 game 5 loss at home to a 14-point, fourth-quarter lead. The Bucks tried to rally again after trailing 14 points in the final period, but this time Tatum topped the Celtics and kept his season alive.

Jaylen Brown added 22 points for Boston and Marcus Smart added 21 points.

Antetokounmpo had 44 points, 20 rebounds and six assists.

Warriors 110, Grizzlies 96

SAN FRANCISCO ( Associated Press) — Klay Thompson scored 3-pointers on the way to 30 points, Stephen Curry’s 29 points and six 3s and Golden State advanced to the Western Conference Finals, beating Memphis in Game 6.

The Warriors will face the Phoenix-Dallas winner in the conference finals. Game 7 of that series is in Phoenix on Sunday.

Golden State – eliminated by Memphis in the play-in tournament last year – pulled off a Test series to advance to the Conference Finals for the first time since 2019, when the franchise lost its fifth straight NBA final before losing to Toronto in the deciding Game 6. reached the finals. ,

Dylan Brooks scored 30 points for Memphis, hitting a career-best seven 3-pointers.

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