By Peter Marx
Memo to James Harden, who came up empty in the Sixers game 6 elimination game Thursday night:
This is what a true superstar does in the clutch:
With Boston on the edge of elimination on the road, Jayson Tatum scored 46 points with nine rebounds, four assists and a block in the Celtics’ 108-95 victory against Milwaukeein Game 6.
“That’s what he gets paid to do,” Celtics guard Marcus Smart. “That’s what we lean on him to do.”
Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo had 44 points and 20 rebounds, just the second 40-point, 20-rebound playoff performance in the past two decades.
Tatum made 17 of his 32 shots, including 7-of-15 on 3-pointers. He scored 16 points in the paint, 21 on 3s, four from mid-range and five from the free throw line.
Jayson Tatum and Giannis Antetokounmpo become the 5th pair of opponents to each score 44+ in a Playoff game 🔥
— NBA (@NBA) May 14, 2022