WATCH: Tatum, Giannis embrace after C's win Game 7 originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
The Boston Celtics are on to the Eastern Conference Finals after taking down the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 7.
It was a thrilling series headlined by the performances of superstars Jayson Tatum and Giannis Antetokounmpo. In the end, it was Tatum outdueling the two-time MVP to propel the Celtics to a 109-81 victory.
After the final buzzer, Tatum and Antetokounmpo showed their respect for one another with a special embrace.
"It's an honor, bro," Tatum can be heard telling Giannis.
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Al Horford, who took exception to Antetokounmpo's staredown in Game 4, also hugged it out with the Bucks star.
"I appreciate your game. I appreciate your fight. Much respect for you," Horford told Antetokounmpo.
Tatum dropped 23 points (7-14 FG) with eight assists and six rebounds in the Game 7 win. Horford notched six points and 10 boards, and Antetokounmpo had 25 points and 20 rebounds but shot just 10-of-26 from the field while being -20.
The Celtics will meet the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. Game 1 is scheduled for Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. ET.