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Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Milwaukee Bucks to their first playoff series win since 2001 at the expense of the Detroit Pistons

Published 9:45 PM, April 23, 2019

Updated 9:45 PM, April 23, 2019

ON TO THE NEXT. Giannis Antetokounmpo reaches the second round of the NBA playoffs for the first time in his career. Photo from Milwaukee Bucks' Twitter account (@Bucks)

ON TO THE NEXT. Giannis Antetokounmpo reaches the second round of the NBA playoffs for the first time in his career. Photo from Milwaukee Bucks’ Twitter account (@Bucks)

MANILA, Philippines – The Milwaukee Bucks ended an 18-year drought of a playoff series win after pummeling the Detroit Pistons, 127-104, to complete the sweep of the first round of their Eastern Conference playoff clash.

Giannis Antetokounmpo notched a new playoff career-high of 41 points as Milwaukee came from behind to frustrate Detroit on Monday, April 22 (Tuesday, April 23, Manila time).

Elsewhere, the Utah Jazz live to fight another day by preventing a sweep at the hands of the Houston Rockets following an inspired 107-91 Game 4 win in the Western Conference.

Donovan Mitchell carried the scoring cudgels, scattering 19 of his 31 points in Utah’s fourth-quarter pullaway.

Game results

Milwaukee 127, Detroit 104 (READ: Giannis runs roughshod on Pistons as Bucks sweep 1st round)

Utah 107, Houston 91 (READ: No sweep: Jazz blast off Rockets in gutsy Game 4 stand)

– Rappler.com

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