This battle of heavyweights in the second round of the NBA playoffs is going a long way.

The defending champion Milwaukee Bucks missed a chance to knock out the upstart Celtics with Boston winning 108-95 on Friday night at Fiserv Forum to even the best-of-seven series at 3-3.

Game 7 is scheduled for Sunday at 2:30 pm at the TD Garden in Boston. The teams have alternated wins in the series.

Jayson Tatum had 46 points to get past the Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo, who had 44. Tatum had 10 points in the fourth quarter to bury Milwaukee.

Tatum also had more help with Jaylen Brown adding 22 and Marcus Smart 21.

Jrue Holiday had 17 for the Bucks and Pat Connaughton 14.

The Celtics were raining down 3-pointers in the first quarter, hitting eight with Smart and Tatum combining for seven.

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