Bucks Finish Off Celtics, Advance to Eastern Conference Finals
Milwaukee 116, Boston 91
–For the first time in 18 years, the Milwaukee Bucks are headed to the Eastern Conference Finals after closing out the Boston Celtics in game five of the semifinal series at Fiserv Forum Wednesday night. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 20 points and added eight rebounds and eight assists in the win for the Bucks. Khris Middleton added 19 points, Eric Bledsoe 18, with George Hill scoring 16 off the bench. Malcolm Brogdon returned to action – and chipped in 10 points in 17 minutes off the bench. Milwaukee awaits the winner of the Philadelphia/Toronto series. Game six is tonight – with the Raptors holding a 3-2 series lead.