Tyler Zeller

Giannis, Bucks beat Celtics 97-86 to force Game 7

Giannis Antetokounmpo asserted himself in the biggest game of his budding career with his team on the brink of playoff elimination.

Now it's on to Game 7 for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 14 rebounds and the Bucks pulled away late to beat the Boston Celtics 97-86 on Thursday night to force a winner-take-all game Saturday night in Boston.

"At the end, it was (all) about will," Antetokounmpo said. "I was out there, I was trying to make plays, I was trying to be aggressive."

He had plenty of company to help keep the Celtics on their heels down the stretch.

Khris Middleton and Malcolm Brogdon each added 16...

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