The Bucks, who were almost behind in Game 5, leveled the score at the end of the fourth quarter with consecutive three-pointers by Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jew Holiday; Bobby Portis caught a crucial offensive rebound for Antetokounmpo’s missed free throw and put in a lead with 11.4 seconds remaining. At the crucial moment, Halladay not only blocked Marcus Smart’s shot but also made a successful catch. The Bux reversed and won a 110:107 adversity, winning the Battle of Tianwang Mountain, winning the series with 3 wins and 2 draws.
Antetokounmpo amassed 40 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists in this campaign. Halladay scored 24 points, 8 assists, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks and 1 interception. Both scored 16 points in the fourth quarter; Portis scored 14 points and 15 rebounds, including 7 offensive rebounds, Pat Connaughton scored 13, and two substitutes also scored 14 points in the fourth quarter, which became the key for the team to recover lost points.
The Celtics posted a 28-19 deficit in the second quarter to give them a first-half lead; Jaylen Brown scored 16 points alone in the third quarter to help the team cover another double-digit deficit; Although Andy Tocampo also had 13 points this quarter, but the Celtics still held a 9-point lead in the fourth quarter.
Tytom scored 12 points in the fourth quarter to keep the team under control, and Al Horford went on to fill in and Celtic took a 6-point lead with 2 minutes to go. Not wanting to advance, Antetokounmpo and Halladay made three consecutive-pointers, tying the score in one go. Tatom later made two free throws, but Antetokounmpo fouled another and stood at the free throw line.
Antetokounmpo, bleeding from the corner of his eye, missed his second free throw, Portis caught an offensive rebound and put in an advanced score; Smart’s breakthrough was blocked by Halladay, Connaughton made two free throws, Smarte stole the ball, Halladay again, who also missed the team’s last chance to counterattack.
Tatom made 34 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists, while Brown made 26 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Al Horford scored 15 points, 4 rebounds and 2 interceptions. Although Horford did not score as explosively as the previous two matches, he had an all-round performance of 8 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 interceptions. Daniel Theis scored 11 points from 5 shots, and Derrick White scored 9 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks on 4 of 5 shots.
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