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    Bucks finish off Celtics in five to reach Eastern Conference finals

    May 9, 2019

    MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 20 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks routed the Boston Celtics, 116-91, on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time) 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 Six 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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