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WATCH: Tatum, Giannis embrace after C's win Game 7

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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.

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.