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Bucks beat Celtics 116-91 to advance to East final

9 months 3 weeks 1 day ago Wednesday, May 08 2019 May 8, 2019 May 08, 2019 8:51 PM May 08, 2019 in Sports - AP - National

By by JOE TOTORAITIS
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Giannis Antetokounmpo had 20 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks routed the Boston Celtics 116-91 on Wednesday night to advance to the Eastern Conference final.

The top-seeded Bucks placed seven players in double figures in their fourth straight win after dropping the series opener. Khris Middleton had 19 points and eight rebounds, and Eric Bledsoe finished with 18 points.

Next up for the Bucks is the winner of the Philadelphia-Toronto series. The Raptors are up 3-2 heading into Game 6 on Thursday night.

It's the first Eastern Conference final for Milwaukee since 2001.

Kyrie Irving scored 15 points for Boston, which shot 31.2 percent from the field. Jayson Tatum and Marcus Morris each had 14.

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