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Tatum, Celtics throw another Haymaker to send Epic Series vs. Bucks to Game 7

Tatum had his superstar moment, and Milwaukee's limited offensive versatility means there are many questions to be answered in the series' deciding game. (Author: Gardener)

Epic SeriesIn one of the most bodied series the NBA has seen in years, with probably the best player in the world on one side and a rising superstar on the other, and two title contenders throwing haymaker after haymaker, the nice, bullying playoff matchup between the Celtics and the Bucks could only end one way: Game 7. Jayson Tatum helped Boston save the season with 46 points, nine rebounds and four assists to lead the Celtics to a 108-95 win over Milwaukee in Game 6. The Bucks got their own incredible performance from Giannis Antetokounmpo, who had 44 points, 20 rebounds and six assists in the loss. We all understand that everyone in Milwaukee's roster, from Antetokounmpo down, is being asked to make a more offensive contribution since Bucks All-Star and second fiddle Khris Middleton is sidelined this round. In Game 6, he made a streak low with 17 field goal attempts. But it wasn't so much how many attempts he made; it was how harried some of those looks were. In one instance, when Boston was leading 75-64, Holiday accelerated the ball down the floor in a 3-on-2 transition look with teammates on either wing. Instead of looking at either of them or just taking the ball all the way to the hole, Holiday pulled up over the break and started a three-pointer that missed. He ended up with just a decent line on that end: 17 points on 17 tries with four assists and one turnover. Among the more staggering stats on Friday night, Bucks winger Grayson Allen was 0-5 and down 24 at halftime, meaning Milwaukee had a whopping 24 points in the 14 minutes he'd been on the court to that point was surpassed. Aside from Allen's dud, substitute George Hill also got considerable time, logging 19 minutes without a goal. On a night that saw Giannis pull off the NBA's first 40-point, 20-rebound playoff performance since Shaq in 2001, the Bucks still lost by double digits at home, largely because few of his teammates joined the party. And given that and the general trajectory we've seen on the series, it wouldn't be shocking to see Budenholzer attempt to further extend wing Pat Connaughton's minutes - who shot 6-for-8 from the field and with ended 14 points in 33 minutes - during Game 7. Another potential player who could be given more time in the crucial game is Jevon Carter, the backup point guard and assist-to-turnover expert, who has a fantastic net rating from the has logged Bank in the playoffs and is in position to replace Hill. Early in the series, after Game 1, Celtics coach Ime Udoka said he told his players they had to be careful about when and where to pull the trigger from deep because they were likely to get those looks frequently against a Milwaukee defense the priority would be to remove the painted area. Despite this news, Boston started at will during one segment of the game, not only missing many of the jumpers but also watching the Bucks make a run at the same time. Boston's offensive possession during this span was as follows: * Brown pulls a shot foul going to the basket and hits two free throws. While Boston started the four-minute span with a 16-point advantage, the Bucks reduced the deficit to eight, 70-62, getting a pair of buckets from Giannis along with jumpers from Connaughton and Bobby Portis, each scoring within eight seconds after Milwaukee grabbed the defensive rebound. It obviously wasn't enough to win, but quick strike baskets are manna from heaven for an offensive with little options outside of Antetokounmpo and Holiday. Something to watch in Game 7 based on the success it achieved during that run in Game 6: Milwaukee's small-ball lineups centered on Antetokounmpo seem to give the Bucks a boost in general. This makes them more versatile on defense and a lot quicker on offense, with fewer players the Celtics can easily help out. The Celtics were just as top-heavy as the Bucks in Game 6, getting 89 of their 108 points from either Tatum, Brown or Marcus Smart. White, a remarkably smart player, used well-timed cuts into the suit like this one that freed up open shots for other players, like this three-pointer for Brown. The theft led to a layup from Brown, allowing the Celtics to extend their lead to 84-70. And perhaps most importantly, White quickly scored seven points after checking in in the last four minutes of the first half. He pulled a shooting foul five seconds before halftime and beat Boston with two free throws by 10, 53-43. When White came into play just four minutes earlier, Boston was just three times ahead. For everything White has done, however, Tatum deserves the most credit for the Boston win. On a night that saw Giannis show how and why he is the best player in the world, Tatum looked almost as good and didn't budge. As the Bucks closed in and reduced the deficit to six with just 10 minutes to go, Tatum went to work and scored 11 straight points. He started the scoring by going to the basket and pulling a foul that took him to the line. But the next 10 points looked like a damn clinic. Another shot-clock buzzer-hitting triple off the left wing right in the face of Hill, who, despite standing only 6ft-4, has a wingspan of 6ft-9. He then threw a fadeaway about 15 feet up in the air where no one could block it before the shot came down and touched nothing but the net, leaving Holiday looking hopeless at the post. Tatum ended the incredible strike by punishing the Bucks for helping him with another three from the left wing when Connaughton arrived a hair too late. The shot pushed Boston's lead back to eight, 95-87, and allowed the Celtics to breathe, though Milwaukee smelled blood until Tatum took over the scoring in that stretch. Brown and Smart hit Jumper shortly thereafter, giving the Celtics a double-digit lead, and Milwaukee never returned the deficit to single digits after that point.

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Which contrasted with the Celtics' Game 6 win over Bucks

Game 6 on Friday offered the defending NBA champions a chance to wrap up their second-round streak in front of their audience. It also provided another opportunity for the Celtics to show their character and, in particular, to give Jayson Tatum a performance that will be engraved in his legacy. ... (Author: Gardener)

the Celtics' Game 6Game 6 on Friday offered the defending NBA champions a chance to wrap up their second-round streak in front of their audience. It also provided another opportunity for the Celtics to show their character and, in particular, to give Jayson Tatum a performance that will be engraved in his legacy. While Antetokounmpo did everything in his power to propel the Bucks into the conference finals, scoring 44 points, catching 20 rebounds and dishing out six assists, it was the latter who capitalized on Friday's opportunity. Now, for an in-depth look at how the Celtics hit the moment and forced a Game 7 in Boston. Celtics make their threes but Antetokounmpo scores 17 in first frame Jaylen Brown opened the scoring by dumping a three over the break after two jab steps. Marcus Smart then extended the Celtics' lead to 6-2 and knocked down a three from the right wing. After that, Jayson Tatum tried to force a bounce pass from the top of the key to Brown, but Jrue Holiday stepped in front of it and easily got the steal. That led to Giannis Antetokounmpo plowing to the brink for his second foray to the free-throw line. But on the Bucks' next possession, Antetokounmpo tried to work his way to the basket only to be called up to attack while Grant Williams held his ground deep in the colour. If the call went to Williams, it would have been his second foul, just over two minutes into the game. After two more Antetokounmpo free throws brought the score to 9-6, Smart buried another three to extend Boston's lead to 12-6. Tatum then struck from beyond the arc on his second shot to increase the visitors' advantage to nine. And on the other end, Williams was called to an illegal screen, his second personal foul. 6:24 to play at half time after Brown lost the ball, an unforced live ball envelope, Antetokounmpo worked his way through a gap between Smart and Al Horford. Perhaps neither wanted to avoid a foul, but neither put up much resistance, and the former league MVP scored two more points close to the edge. From the break, Derrick White went downhill with two points at the basket, but Antetokounmpo responded with a three and Holiday matched it to give the Bucks a 20-17 lead, their first of the game. At the 4:52 mark, Smart hit a timed three that temporarily calmed the crowd and put Boston to two, 22-20. After Brown's second live ball turnover, Brook Lopez capitalized on a mismatch against the much smaller white and shot over him from 8 feet to score two points. After another Udoka timeout, Smart put down a three from the left corner after a nice pass from Horford. Smart then got a side step layup and gave Boston another lead, 25-24. With 44.8 seconds to go, Tatum hit another three, giving him 3/3 from beyond the arc and it gave the Celtics a 28-26 advantage. But the Celtics also committed four turnovers, three of them with live balls, resulting in eight points for Milwaukee. And while Smart had a team-high 14 points and Tatum nine, Antetokounmpo hit 17 in the first frame, including a 6/6 on the free-throw line. Celtics take care of the ball, reduce fouls and lead by 10 points at halftime Early in the second quarter, Antetokounmpo fouled Brown while the two were chasing a loose ball. Antetokounmpo was accidentally punched in the face by Brown in the process, but he was on the pitch long enough to earn a match injury delay. Tatum then turned to the Cup for two points on the edge, extending Boston's lead to 30-26. After that, Tatum came off a screen by Williams and quickly skipped the ball from his right elbow to Brown in the left corner. Brown drilled a three and the Celtics took a 38-30 lead. At this point, the Celtics had assisted on 10/14 field goals and shot 10/17 (58.8 percent) from beyond the arc. At the 8:32 mark, Tatum went downhill and hit a nosedive to give Boston a tenth lead. With 7:25 left after the Bucks almost turned him over, Connaughton retrieved the ball, found an open Holiday and Holiday threw a three from the left wing. Tatum then missed a layup, and when he expressed frustration at missing a foul call, Milwaukee took off to the other end, where Antetokounmpo passed Smart for two points plus another trip to the line. Had that been the case, it would have been Antetokounmpo's third foul. Last year's Finals MVP then missed the ensuing free throw. Tatum responded and returned to the spin move to get to the basket, where he made the layup and was fouled, but he couldn't turn it into a three-point play. It was also the Celtics' first free throw of the game. With 2:58 left, White played an open three to extend Boston's lead to 45-39. With 1:09 left, White caught an inbound pass at the top of the key, attacking Bobby Portis from dribble and scoring a hard two to give the Celtics a 49-41 advantage. With 27.1 seconds left, Smart picked up the pace of a Wesley Matthews layup and made it to the basket where he made a contested layup to make it a 51-43 game. White then drew a charge on Antetokounmpo, his third foul, and benched him for the rest of the quarter. He then earned a trip to the charity strip where he went 2/2 and led Boston 53-43 at halftime. At the break, the Celtics were 11/25 (44 percent) on threes, assisting on 12/19 field goals and producing 16 points in the colour. They also committed just two turnovers in the second after coughing up the ball four times in the first. And they reduced fouls in the second frame. Tatum led Boston with 18 points to go with five rebounds and three assists. Antetokounmpo led all scorers with 21 points but only had four in the second quarter. He accelerated the Bucks to 24 points in the paint, but the Celtics' ability to pressure their ball handlers and pivot to challenge shots led Milwaukee to 37 percent from field and 3/16 (18.8 percent ) shot from beyond the bow. Tatum leads the Celtics, who extend their lead in the fourth quarter. Holiday started the second half with a goal, attacking dribble and knocking down a middle-range jumper from the baseline, bringing the Bucks' deficit to a single-digit 53-45 . At the 9:58 mark, Horford tipped into a Williams that missed a layup, giving the Celtics their widest lead of the game, 56-45. Tatum extended it with a three to put Boston ahead 59-45. Grayson Allen countered with two points on the edge, plus a third foul from Williams. He then took the free throw to make it a 59-48 game. Tatum responded, spinning past Allen and raising for a bank shot at the basket that increased the Celtics' advantage to 61-48. He then attacked in transition and swung the ball back to Brown for a 20-foot jump shot to make it 63-48. At the 7:54 mark, after Tatum Portis blocked, Brown got a layup and the foul, the fourth on Antetokounmpo. But after a put-back dunk from Portis, Brown made up for it, drilling a three from left wing. Then, after a missed three from Tatum, Antetokounmpo completed his missed layup and closed the gap to 68-54. Portis then buried an open three from the right corner, making it a 68-57 play. During the stoppage of play, Portis' three was converted to a two when the officials saw that he had one foot on the line. With 4:33 remaining, Pat Connaughton stepped into a three that reduced Milwaukee's lead to 70-59. Almost a minute later, Antetokounmpo went hard to the edge, pulling a foul on White, which hit his arm and negated that Brown was positioning himself for an attack on the former league MVP. That would have been Antetokounmpo's fifth foul, which also means the call may have gone his way. Antetokounmpo knocked down the free throw to put the Bucks to eight, 70-62. With 2:19 left, Tatum picked up two points with a two-yard swimmer to put Boston ahead 75-64. With 1:20 left, possession with multiple drive-and-kicks culminated in Smart throwing the ball from above the arc to Daniel Theis for a middle-distance jump from the baseline, giving the visitors a 77-64 advantage. Tatum then chased a three-pointer sideways over Portis on the left wing and extended the Celtics' lead to 83-68 with 12.3 seconds left. After that, Antetokounmpo earned another drive to the line where he made both shots to make it 83-70 as he went on the break. Tatum scores 28 points in fourth quarter as Celtics extend streak White missed a layup on first possession of the fourth quarter but came from behind to take the ball away from Antetokounmpo, resulting in a layup for Bown. Just over a minute into the final frame, Antetokounmpo eyed for Connaughton, who bounced the crotch up for the former league MVP. Although the Celtics played drop coverage, it ended with Antetokounmpo dipping over the much shorter Payton Pritchard. And he pulled a foul and made the subsequent free throw 84-73. Williams then pulled an attack on Antetokounmpo, whose fifth foul. Antetokounmpo went 2/2 at the strip. Connaughton then conjured a three from the left corner to make it a six-point game, 84-78, with a 9:47 to play. At the 8:42 mark, Antetokounmpo threw a three over the break from 28 feet to make it 84-81. But Tatum countered with a fadeaway from the baseline when the shot clock ran out to make it 87-81 Celtics. After that, Connaughton got a reverse layup to draw Milwaukee within four. But Tatum responded again, drilling a three over George Hill from the left wing late in the shot clock to put Boston 90-83 ahead with 7:19 to go. Smart then drove and got the ball to Tatum for a beautiful fadeaway jumper from seven feet to extend the road team's lead to 92-83. On the ensuing possession of Bucks, Smart attempted to sell the contact and press charges against Antetokounmpo, but there was no call on the game and Antetokounmpo threw a dunk to 92-85 with 6:32 remaining. But after another Connaughton layup, Tatum stayed hot with his seventh three of the game, completing again from the left wing for 41 points and the last 11 for the Celtics. It also gave them a 95-87 lead with 5:40 to play. Boston then got a stop and took a time out. After that, Brown conjured a three from the top to increase Boston's lead to 98-87 with a 5-12 lead. Smart then buried a deep two as the shot clock ticked down to put Boston 100-87 ahead with 4:20 to go. With 2:38 left, Tatum was charging downhill and realizing the lack of rim protection for Milwaukee as Connaughton was closest to the trophy. He raised for a layup plus the foul and then made the free throw to put the Celtics 103-89 ahead. But Tatum then earned another trip to the line where he went 2/2. Celtics fans wanted a Jayson Tatum legacy game, and they got it. He finished with 46 points on 17/32 shots, including 7/15 on threes, and he went 5/7 on the free throw line. It is one of a Celtic's highest-scoring results in an elimination match. Don't just think about who Tatum did this against, the defending champions who are one of the NBA's best defensive teams, or that it was after a devastating home loss that forced her to return to Milwaukee with her season. While Tatum carried the Celtics' offense in the second half and had 28 points in the last two frames, including 16 in the fourth, they also got 22 points from Brown, who combined that with five rebounds and four assists. Smart scored 21 goals, had a game-high seven assists and, like Brown, had five rebounds. He also defended Antetokounmpo well for stretches of the game, allowing Boston to catch Horford and, to a lesser extent, Williams. The former league MVP is in the same air as Kevin Durant where individuals and a team as a collective can defend him well, make him work for every point he gets and he can still score 44 like he did tonight has done. In their season extension win, the Celtics assisted 22/38 field goals and shot 17/43 (39.5 percent) from long range. Playing small with white for Williams at critical moments gave them another ball handler that enhanced their passing and off-ball activity. They also scored 15 points at the free-throw line, just one fewer than Milwaukee, though Antetokounmpo went 14/15 at the charity streak. And after Boston committed four turnovers in the first quarter, resulting in eight points for the Bucks, Boston only coughed up the ball four more times for the rest of the game, limiting the hosts to two points fewer turnovers for the rest of the game. The Celtics also paired their hot shooting from beyond the arc with 34 points in the paint and ten extra chance points. Finally, Antetokounmpo was great in that game, scoring 44 points, grabbing 20 rebounds and dishing out six assists. But Boston made him work hard for most of what he got and kept everyone else at bay, keeping his supporting cast under 20 and capping the Bucks at 40.9 percent shooting from the field and 7/29 (24.1 percent ) on threes. Game 7 between the Celtics and Bucks takes place at 3:30 ET on Sunday afternoon at TD Garden. Inside The Celtics will contain content related to the game before, during and after the game. Top 5 Plays from Game 5 between Celtics and Bucks What stood out in Game 5: Bucks Rally, Hand Celtics shattered defeat, bringing Boston to the brink of elimination What stood out in Game 4 victory: The Celtics' character is shown as they collect Tie the Series [Film Room] What led to Jayson Tatum's struggles in Game 3 and how the Celtics make him work in Game 4

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Stop bitching so much

Antonio Conte urged Mikel Arteta to stop complaining after the Arsenal boss expressed his dismay at the referee after the north London derby. (Author: Gardener)

Antonio ConteSteve Nicol and Don Hutchison discuss whether Tottenham will now finish in the top 4 after their big win over Arsenal. Steve Nicol and Don Hutchison discuss whether Tottenham will now finish in the top 4 after their big win over Arsenal. Antonio Conte has urged Mikel Arteta to stop complaining after the Arsenal boss expressed his dismay at referee Paul Tierney following Tottenham's 3-0 win over the Gunners. Harry Kane put Spurs ahead with a 22nd-minute penalty after Cedric Soares was accused of fouling Son Heung-Min in the box. Meanwhile, Rob Holding was sent off for a second yellow card offense after two tackles against Son, and although the South Korea international added a third early in the second half, Arteta turned his attention to the referees after a result was down just one point had left over Tottenham, who occupy the last qualifying spot for the Champions League in the Premier League. - Olley: Harry Kane's derby dominance in north London brings Tottenham closer to the Champions League - ESPN+ viewers' guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, FA Cup, more - Don't have ESPN? "If I say what I think, I'll be banned for six months," Arteta said. "I'm allowed to give my interpretation of what happened in the game, but I don't know how to lie, so I prefer not to say what I think. "I can't say what I think. You can ask the referee to come in front of the camera to explain his decisions. However, Conte launched a scathing attack on Arteta, citing the Spaniard's earlier comments on Arsenal's game planning and the original postponement of that game when the Gunners successfully asked to have January's game rescheduled under the Premier League's COVID-19 regulations, although there was only one case at the time. "Mikel Arteta is a really good coach. He's just started doing this job and I think I hear him complain a lot," said Conte. "I think he needs to focus more on his team and not complain because he's just started this work. I think he needs to stay calm and try to keep working because he's very good, but to listen" A coach , who often complains is not good. Conte further cited a strong challenge from Fabinho against Son in last weekend's 1-1 draw at Liverpool, for which he was only booked. "Don't forget against Liverpool, I didn't say anything. What happened to Fabinho, no? If we want to complain, we have the opportunity in every game, about the referee, the decision, about a postponed game," he continued . "I think that's my advice, if he wants to take my advice it's good. "I think he can become an important coach in the future, but in six months I've heard him complain a lot. "If you remember he complained about the game and even then it's not good to complain because Arsenal were good to postpone a game in an incredible way because of positive COVID and they only had one player with COVID. Conte hinted at his frustration at having to play against Burnley on Sunday lunchtime, a day before Arsenal travel to Newcastle for their next game."But if we want to complain, we have a lot of ways to complain about why I left at 12.00 on Sunday." o'clock and Arsenal have to play on Monday night," he said. "Then they have one more day off and we play Leicester, Liverpool, Arsenal and now after just two days we have to play [again]. And we have to play the first game at 12 o'clock."

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"The perfectionist Conte belongs in the Champions League"

Tottenham have momentum in the short term after overpowering Arsenal and they will have it in the long term if they keep manager Antonio Conte. (Author: Gardener)

ConteMomentum is a precious commodity at this stage of the Premier League season. Tottenham have it in the short term after overpowering Arsenal and they will have it in the long term if they keep manager Antonio Conte. Spurs were worthy 3-0 winners, their own excellence bolstered by Arsenal clumsily hammering the self-destruct button, particularly when defender Rob Holding fouled Son Heung-min when he was already booked and his team after 33 minutes a goal behind. Arsenal were weak and vulnerable. Spurs, as Conte instructs his teams, went all out and that north London derby was over when Son scored the third two minutes after half-time, reinforcing Harry Kane's first-half double. Every moment of Arsenal misery was savored. Spurs hope there is more to come as the race for a spot in next season's Champions League reaches its climax. Arsenal trooped off heads bowed at the final whistle. Manager Mikel Arteta has been disconsolate, not to mention his anger at referee Paul Tierney and his assistants - and yet they still have the top four prizes in their hands as they beat Newcastle United and Everton. However, Spurs have that forward drive as well as two very winnable games at home against Burnley and then at relegated Norwich City. And, most importantly in the broader context, they also have Conte. The Italian's place is in the Champions League and the way he celebrates after the final whistle suggests he believes that can be achieved this season. It was the first time Spurs had won three straight home games against Arsenal since August 1961, and since Conte's first Premier League game in charge only Manchester City (69) and Liverpool (64) have picked up more points. And - for all of Jürgen Klopp's declared dislike of their counterattacking style - only these two teams have scored more league goals than Spurs' 54. Whether Spurs make it into the top four or not, chairman Daniel Levy must do whatever it takes to support Conte because he has something special in store for this manager. Conte has them in the palm of his hand. In the 83rd minute, the whole stadium, with the exception of the sparsely populated Arsenal area, rose in a thunderous salute to Conte, who took up the applause before responding with applause himself. Levy can't make the same mistake he made with beloved Mauricio Pochettino, who guided Spurs to the Champions League final in 2019 but didn't get the support he needed to get to the next level. Conte is not a man who settles for second best. Spurs are a potent combination of fierce discipline, tactical wisdom and a deadly attack led by Kane and Son. With a manager of Conte's caliber at the controls, they're on target. They knew that an Arsenal win would mean their hopes were gone, but they never gave the Gunners that chance. A Champions League spot will also make Kane more comfortable in the longer term, especially as Manchester City have been left out of any future transfer equation following the signing of Erling Haaland. Kane remains a towering figure at Spurs, his summer flirtation with a move being forgiven by fans, who have once again dubbed him "one of us". He is already the all-time leading scorer in games between Spurs and Arsenal at 13 and has now scored 41 goals in London derbies. This is now when the pressure is on and Spurs have applied it to Arsenal. The Gunners still control their own destiny so Spurs could only try to cast doubt in their minds. Arsenal's resolve will now be tested, although Spurs must also be wary of one of those slip-ups their own fans often believe are never far away when they face Burnley and Norwich City. Under driven perfectionist Conte, complacency is unlikely to be an issue for Spurs. Spurs landed a big prize in Conte. * Our coverage of your Premier League club is bigger and better than ever - follow your team and sign up for notifications on the BBC Sport app to make sure you don't miss a moment

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Premier League - Live Reaction!

Minute-by-minute report: Spurs are a point behind Arsenal in the contention for fourth place after beating their north London rivals (Author: Gardener)

LondonSee, it's difficult to get a grip on Spurs at the moment. In recent months they have beaten Everton, Newcastle and Aston Villa, made a tactical move in the title hunt against Liverpool and failed to score a single goal in a dismal 180 minutes against Brighton and Brentford. Good luck in correctly predicting which version will rock for tonight's North London Derby. They'll hope it's the one who has won four of their last five Premier League games at home. Spurs desperately need all three points if they are to snatch Champions League qualification from fourth-placed Arsenal. If they win tonight they will be within a point of their arch-rivals with two games left. Well, good luck predicting the result correctly as well because Arsenal can be unpredictable like the best of them with their current four-game winning streak on a losing four-in-five basis. The current standings are... ...so the stakes could only be higher if it's for the title. It's on!

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Harry Kane urges Tottenham to put even more pressure on Arsenal

Harry Kane remains a huge thorn in Arsenal's side having played a part in Tottenham's win and plans to put even more pressure on the Gunners. (Author: Gardener)

Harry KaneLONDON - Harry Kane continues to be the huge thorn in Arsenal's side as he starred in Tottenham's last derby win in north London and plans to put even more pressure on the Gunners. The win leaves Tottenham just a point behind Arsenal and two games from the end as the battle for last place in the UEFA Champions League reaches the limit. After scoring twice in Thursday's 3-0 win, Harry Kane has now scored 13 goals in 17 career games against Arsenal, extending his own record as the top scorer in North London derby history. But Kane is far from done putting the pressure on an injury-ravaged arsenal. Speaking to some members of the press in the tunnel deep beneath Tottenham's stadium after the win, Kane wants Tottenham to put more pressure on the Gunners as Tottenham play a day ahead of their rivals in week 37. “There are still two games to go, of course it was important to win. We play in front of them while we play on Sunday and they play on Monday night so I think if we can win that we can put a little more pressure on them," Kane said. Tottenham host Burnley on Sunday and travel to Norwich on the final day, while Arsenal travel to Newcastle on Monday and host Everton on the final day. When asked if Tottenham would rather play before or after Arsenal this weekend, that was Kane's response. "Obviously I'd rather finish first than second, but we still have to go out there and win or it makes their job a lot easier," smiled Harry Kane. “Obviously if we can do that on Sunday, their game on Monday night, away at Newcastle, will make it a lot more difficult. We've got work to do on Sunday and then a lot of us will be watching and hoping for a good result for Newcastle.” Back to the win over Arsenal – Kane scored twice, grabbed an assist and again bullied the Gunners' defense – the Spurs' Star was glad he and his teammates demonstrated their ability to stand tall under pressure. "We showed our squad experience in a big game like this at home in our stadium," Kane said. “We knew we had to win, otherwise the Champions League was as good as dead for us. Nice to react like that and show that we could play like that under that pressure, but we know it means nothing if we not win now on Sunday.” You saw it today and against Liverpool we had very high energy with and without the ball and created chances and scored some goals,” explained Kane. “When you play teams like Burnley at home, especially when the game is under pressure, you have to go out there and keep the energy high and make sure you recover the ball high and create chances. For Kane and his Tottenham team-mates, the message is clear, what they must do now: their two remaining games must yield two wins if they are to return to the Champions League after two seasons. "We have a week left in the season so there's no excuse not to go out there and give it your all," Kane said.

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Newcastle vs Arsenal live stream - how to watch Premier League game online

In the Newcastle vs Arsenal live stream, the Gunners will bounce back from a devastating derby defeat. Here's how you can see it wherever you are. (Author: Gardener)

GunnersNewcastle vs Arsenal live stream could decide if the Gunners play Champions League football next season and you can watch it from anywhere with a VPN. Newcastle will play their last home game of the season under the lights at St James' Park and the mood will be jubilant. This makes the Magpies the first team ever to not win any of their first 14 league games and still avoid relegation. While the home side have little to play for now, that's not the case with Arsenal: Champions League qualification is still in their hands. The Gunners have been absent from Europe's most prestigious competition for six years but are currently fourth, just a point above their bitter rivals Tottenham. But while that derby-day defeat was damaging, it didn't throw them completely off course; Victory in the remaining two games will secure them a place in the Champions League, whatever happens elsewhere. St James' Park was a difficult place for visitors in 2022 but Newcastle are on a two-game losing streak after losing to Liverpool and Manchester City. The Magpies are certainly looking to end the season with a win at home, but anything less than the three points would be a disaster for Arsenal. Find out how this game is going by watching a live stream between Newcastle and Arsenal. Also, make sure you don't miss a game this season with our Premier League 21/22 Watch hub. Newcastle vs Arsenal live stream is shown on many different channels around the world but what if you are away from your home country and want to watch it on your usual service? The answer is to use a VPN or virtual private network. With a VPN you can tune into your home coverage from anywhere – meaning when you are abroad you can use one of the best VPN services to watch the games live as if you were in your lounge. Our current favorite is ExpressVPN, thanks to its combination of great speeds, great customer service, and excellent device support. It also offers a 30-day no-questions-asked money-back guarantee so you can try it out without having to sign up long-term. Go to Sling or another service and watch the game. S. can watch Newcastle vs Arsenal live stream on USA and on NBC website with valid login. Our pick would be Sling TV: The Sling Blue package costs just $35 per month and comes with 30+ channels, including NBC. Also, Sling is currently offering a 50% discount on the first month. Their Pro plan costs $70 per month but gives you 121 channels including the US and much more for sports fans. If you already use these services but are not currently in the US, you can watch the Newcastle vs Arsenal live stream using a VPN like ExpressVPN. Sky Sports has live stream Newcastle vs Arsenal in UK. So if you already have a Sky subscription that doesn't include Sport, you'll need to pay £25/month to add those channels. Whichever package you choose, you'll also get access to 4K and HDR coverage, provided you also have an HDR-capable Sky Q box and an HLG-compatible TV. If you don't want to shell out for a full Sky sub, you could also consider the Now Sports streaming service. This gives you 24-hour access for £9.99, or a month's access for £33.99, but again, Sky are currently offering a great deal: you can now sign up for six months' access for just £20/month. Available on virtually every streaming device, Now Sports is a great option if you don't already have Sky. Everything sounds great, doesn't it? K., you can still follow Newcastle vs Arsenal live stream by using one of the best VPN services like ExpressVPN. Canadians can follow the live stream of Newcastle vs Arsenal on DAZN. Unfortunately, DAZN no longer offers a 30-day free trial to new customers, so you'll have to pay the $20 per month fee, although you can save some by purchasing it annually ($150). DAZN, if you're unfamiliar, has apps on every single streaming platform out there. Canadians stuck abroad and still want their budget alternative can use a VPN like ExpressVPN to trick their streaming device into thinking it's back in the great white north. Aussies can follow Newcastle v Arsenal live stream on Optus Sport, which has the rights to all 380 Premier League games this season. Optus can be accessed via a dedicated mobile or tablet app, as well as Chromecast and Apple TV - plus it's a very affordable $14.99 per month. An annual pass is also available at AUD$139/year but a recent offer brings this to a bargain at AUD$99. You can just use a VPN to watch all the action on your Optus account as if you were back home. Kiwis can access Newcastle vs Arsenal live stream via Spark Sport which costs NZD24.99 per month. However, remember that there is currently a seven-day free trial available so you can try it out at the start of the season and see how you like it. Spark is available through web browsers and many streaming devices like Chromecast and Apple TV, so there's no shortage of viewing options. Not at home in New Zealand right now? You can still watch any game by using one of the best VPN services like ExpressVPN.

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Piers Morgan slams Mikel Arteta after Arsenal 'bottled' it against Tottenham

Tottenham moved within a single point of Arsenal with a 3-0 win over their north London rivals (Author: Gardener)

TottenhamPiers Morgan has questioned why fans should 'trust' Mikel Arteta after calling Arsenal's performance against Tottenham 'unforgivable'. Arteta's side were decisively beaten 3-0 by their north London rivals and Rob Holding was sent off in a disastrous first half for the visitors. It allowed their hosts to narrow the gap between the two clubs to just a single point in the race for a Champions League spot, although fourth place remains in Arsenal's hands with two games remaining in their Premier League season. However, TV presenter and former newspaper editor Morgan, a prominent Arsenal supporter, remains skeptical about the 40-year-old. "Arteta can moan all he wants but we bottled it tonight and in a north London derby that's unforgivable," Morgan tweeted after Arsenal's defeat. The Gabonese striker had slipped out of the Arsenal first-team picture after falling out with Arteta and being stripped of the club's captaincy, but has had quite a successful start to his time at Barcelona. Criticizing Aubameyang's departure and questioning Arteta's "trial" more broadly, Morgan continued: "Can Arteta-crazy Arsenal fans remind me again why I should put my trust in a trial that consists of spending £250m over two years, our best Giving away forwards to Barcelona and losing 5 of them playing our last 10 league games in the crucial run-in with nothing else? Arsenal meet Newcastle and Everton in the last two games of the season. If they win both encounters, Champions League qualification for next season is assured, but any points lost would open the door for Spurs.

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Tottenham with the wind in their sails after delivering a hammer blow to Arsenal as Antonio Conte's side showed the killer instinct

Tottenham remain a point behind Arsenal after a memorable 3-0 win over their rivals, but Antonio Conte's side will have momentum and confidence going in after a London derby that could hardly have been more comfortable. Spurs are yet to win their last two games against Burnley and the already relegated Norwich to be better than their neighbors and hope Arsenal slip against Newcastle or Everton, but their biggest derby win of the Premier League era landed Mikel Artetas offspring a hammer blow side. Harry Kane scored twice, converting a penalty after Heung-min Son was fouled by Cedric Soares and stooping to head home at the far post, and the South Korean added a third second from the restart. (Author: Gardener)

Antonio Conte'sTottenham remain a point behind Arsenal after a memorable 3-0 win over their rivals, but Antonio Conte's side will have momentum and confidence going in after a London derby that could hardly have been more comfortable. Spurs are yet to win their last two games against Burnley and the already relegated Norwich to be better than their neighbors and hope Arsenal slip against Newcastle or Everton, but their biggest derby win of the Premier League era landed Mikel Artetas offspring a hammer blow side. Harry Kane scored twice, converting a penalty after Heung-min Son was fouled by Cedric Soares and stooping to head home at the far post, and the South Korean added a third second from the restart. Between Kane's goals, Rob Holding was sent off after two rash fouls on Son, both apparent bookings, as Arsenal lost their head to kick off their rivals. Having lost the battle, however, the Gunners can still win the war and are likely to remain slight favorites for fourth place, but Arteta faces a tall order to prepare his young side for Monday's tough game at Newcastle in the final game in to support St. James. Park this season. If Spurs beat the Clarets on Sunday, the Gunners will need to start this game in fifth place and win, but their streak of three straight losses over the past month suggests they are still struggling to recover from adversity. In contrast, Spurs will go into the midday opener against the struggling Clarets with great confidence after a win that spoke of their growing maturity and killer instincts under Conte. Both sides were missing their £50million centre-backs, with Cristian Romero out with a hip injury and Ben White only fit enough for the bench. White's absence seemed less of a problem at first, with Holding - one of the unlikely stars of Arsenal's recent run - being represented again and Romero being replaced by Davinson Sanchez in his first start since mid-February. But while the Colombian grew into the game and was involved in the third goal with a crisp ball in Kane, Holding Arsenal cost a lot with an idiotic sending off just after the hour. Having already been booked for a reluctant son, he entered the South Korean with a mixture of shoulder and elbow, putting him down and leaving Paul Tierney with the simplest decision to award a second booking. With Spurs feeling blood ten minutes before the break, Kane doubled his lead to end the game and ensure Romero was just missed. By his remarkable standards, Kane has had a quiet month and Spurs needed their talisman to face the situation, especially after defensive linchpin Romero lost to injury. Kane performed when it counted and scored his 12th and 13th derby goals in north London in another crucial performance. Kane deserved more than anyone at this Spurs side to play Champions League football and his game-winning performance ensured Spurs took a potentially significant step towards that reality.

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Newcastle vs Arsenal live stream - how to watch Premier League game online

In the Newcastle vs Arsenal live stream, the Gunners will bounce back from a devastating derby defeat. Here's how you can see it wherever you are. (Author: Gardener)

GunnersNewcastle vs Arsenal live stream could decide if the Gunners play Champions League football next season and you can watch it from anywhere with a VPN. Newcastle will play their last home game of the season under the lights at St James' Park and the mood will be jubilant. This makes the Magpies the first team ever to not win any of their first 14 league games and still avoid relegation. While the home side have little to play for now, that's not the case with Arsenal: Champions League qualification is still in their hands. The Gunners have been absent from Europe's most prestigious competition for six years but are currently fourth, just a point above their bitter rivals Tottenham. But while that derby-day defeat was damaging, it didn't throw them completely off course; Victory in the remaining two games will secure them a place in the Champions League, whatever happens elsewhere. St James' Park was a difficult place for visitors in 2022 but Newcastle are on a two-game losing streak after losing to Liverpool and Manchester City. The Magpies are certainly looking to end the season with a win at home, but anything less than the three points would be a disaster for Arsenal. Find out how this game is going by watching a live stream between Newcastle and Arsenal. Also, make sure you don't miss a game this season with our Premier League 21/22 Watch hub. Newcastle vs Arsenal live stream is shown on many different channels around the world but what if you are away from your home country and want to watch it on your usual service? The answer is to use a VPN or virtual private network. With a VPN you can tune into your home coverage from anywhere – meaning when you are abroad you can use one of the best VPN services to watch the games live as if you were in your lounge. Our current favorite is ExpressVPN, thanks to its combination of great speeds, great customer service, and excellent device support. It also offers a 30-day no-questions-asked money-back guarantee so you can try it out without having to sign up long-term. Go to Sling or another service and watch the game. S. can watch Newcastle vs Arsenal live stream on USA and on NBC website with valid login. Our pick would be Sling TV: The Sling Blue package costs just $35 per month and comes with 30+ channels, including NBC. Also, Sling is currently offering a 50% discount on the first month. Their Pro plan costs $70 per month but gives you 121 channels including the US and much more for sports fans. If you already use these services but are not currently in the US, you can watch the Newcastle vs Arsenal live stream using a VPN like ExpressVPN. Sky Sports has live stream Newcastle vs Arsenal in UK. So if you already have a Sky subscription that doesn't include Sport, you'll need to pay £25/month to add those channels. Whichever package you choose, you'll also get access to 4K and HDR coverage, provided you also have an HDR-capable Sky Q box and an HLG-compatible TV. If you don't want to shell out for a full Sky sub, you could also consider the Now Sports streaming service. This gives you 24-hour access for £9.99, or a month's access for £33.99, but again, Sky are currently offering a great deal: you can now sign up for six months' access for just £20/month. Available on virtually every streaming device, Now Sports is a great option if you don't already have Sky. Everything sounds great, doesn't it? K., you can still follow Newcastle vs Arsenal live stream by using one of the best VPN services like ExpressVPN. Canadians can follow the live stream of Newcastle vs Arsenal on DAZN. Unfortunately, DAZN no longer offers a 30-day free trial to new customers, so you'll have to pay the $20 per month fee, although you can save some by purchasing it annually ($150). DAZN, if you're unfamiliar, has apps on every single streaming platform out there. Canadians stuck abroad and still want their budget alternative can use a VPN like ExpressVPN to trick their streaming device into thinking it's back in the great white north. Aussies can follow Newcastle v Arsenal live stream on Optus Sport, which has the rights to all 380 Premier League games this season. Optus can be accessed via a dedicated mobile or tablet app, as well as Chromecast and Apple TV - plus it's a very affordable $14.99 per month. An annual pass is also available at AUD$139/year but a recent offer brings this to a bargain at AUD$99. You can just use a VPN to watch all the action on your Optus account as if you were back home. Kiwis can access Newcastle vs Arsenal live stream via Spark Sport which costs NZD24.99 per month. However, remember that there is currently a seven-day free trial available so you can try it out at the start of the season and see how you like it. Spark is available through web browsers and many streaming devices like Chromecast and Apple TV, so there's no shortage of viewing options. Not at home in New Zealand right now? You can still watch any game by using one of the best VPN services like ExpressVPN.

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