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Bucks-Celtics: Why Giannis Antetokounmpo vs. Jayson Tatum could define the Eastern Conference

MILWAUKEE -- The Giannis Antetokounmpo-Jayson Tatum rivalry is here. It is defining the present of the Eastern Conference and may extend well into the future.

Antetokounmpo is putting up Wilt Chamberlain and Shaquille O'Neal numbers. Tatum is breaking the records of all those retired jerseys for his 75-year-old storied franchise that has 17 championships.

And the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks haven't even played Game 7 yet.

This is a black-and-blue series, the ice bag and Advil counts rising by the game. But Antetokounmpo and Tatum made art in Game 6 Friday night, the Bucks star slamming the Celtics with two-by-fours and the Celtics star responding with high-arching dagger jumpers that cruelly prolonged each punch to the devastated Bucks' crowd.