Milwaukee one step away from the Eastern Conference Finals

Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee
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The Milwaukee Bucks made another dominant performance in the second half and rallied past the Celtics in Boston (101-113) to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the series.

The hosts led by 11 early in the second quarter, but the visitors took over after that. The Bucks outscored the Celtics 52-66 in the last 20 minutes and never looked back. They led by as many as 15 points and cruised to the victory.

Giannis Antetokounmpo made another incredible performance and led the winners with a game-high 39 points and 16 rebounds, while George Hill added 15 points, coming off the bench.

Five players scored in double figures for the losing squad, with Kyrie Irving having a team-high 23 points (7/22 shooting) and 10 assists.

Game 5 will be played in Milwaukee on Wednesday (08/05). If Milwaukee wins, they will win the series and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. If Boston wins, though, they will force a Game 6.