Bucks dominate Celtics to move up to Eastern Finals

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Milwaukee Bucks have moved into the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals for the first time in 18 years by slamming the Boston Celtics tonight.

Giannis Antetokounmpo delivered 20 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in just 31 minutes as the Bucks rolled to a 116-91 victory over the Celtics. Khris Middleton was among seven Bucks to score in double-figures, finishing with 19 while grabbing eight boards. Eric Bledsoe chipped in 18 points and George Hill came off the bench to add 16 for Milwaukee.

The Bucks dropped the opener by 22 points before sweeping the next four.

Kyrie led Boston with just 15 points.

The Bucks will take on either Toronto or Philadelphia in the next round.