Bucks advance to Eastern Conference Finals, win 116-91 over Celtics

For the first time since 2001, the Milwaukee Bucks are headed to the Eastern Conference Finals. Milwaukee defeated the Boston Celtics 116-91 on Wednesday night to take the best-of-seven series four games to one.

Seven Bucks scored in double figures, led by Giannis Antetokounmpo with 20 points, along with eight rebounds and eight assists in just 31 minutes. Khris Middleton added 19 and Eric Bledsoe had 18 points. George Hill scored in double figures off of the bench for the fourth straight game, netting 16 in the win.

Malcolm Brogdon, in his first action in two months, went 17 minutes and scored 10 points. Nikola Mirotic had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Next up, the Milwaukee Bucks face the winner of the Toronto Raptors-Philadelphia 76ers series, which the Raptors lead three games to two. The Eastern Conference Finals begin as early as May 13. but as late as May 15.

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Boston Celtics v Milwaukee Bucks - Game Five

Boston Celtics v Milwaukee Bucks - Game Five