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It is Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, which means it’s do or die for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics. The Bucks had a chance on Friday to close out the series at home in Game 6, but thanks to a legendary 46-point performance by Jason Tatum, the Celtics force a Game 7.

The Bucks now have play in a hostile environment on the road in Boston, and Celtics’ fans will do everything in their power to capitalize on the home-court advantage for their team.

Game 7 is the entity of legacy and legends, it is simply one of the most exciting events in sports. This Sunday afternoon (3:30 p.m. ET, TNT) a star will shine, who will rise to the occasion?

If Jaysom Tatum can replicate anything similar of his heroic playoff performance in Game 6, then the Bucks are in big trouble.

The Boston Celtics have a much deeper team than the Bucks do, especially right now without the services of All-Star Khris Middleton, who is very unlikely to play in Game 7. The reigning Finals MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo, will have to carry his team on his back once again if they want to succeed.

With all eyes on Giannis, the rest of Bucks’ starting 5 need to be involved especially if Boston is going to double the Greek Freak, in which Milwaeukee has had success against teams doing so. According to the NBA’s CourtOptix stats, Antetokounmpo was double-teamed on 16.3 possessions per game during the regular season, or 34.7 percent of his possessions.

Can the Bucks continue their success with Giannis being doubled? Regardless if the double team, it is a tough task for Boston to keep him from scoring.

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