The Milwaukee Bucks advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals

Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
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The Milwaukee Bucks crushed the Boston Celtics at home in Game 5 (116-91) and won the series to qualify for the Eastern Conference Finals (4-1).

The Bucks trailed only once in the game and led by as many as 27 points (116-89) to cruise to an easy victory.

Seven players scored in double figures for the winners, with Giannis Antetokounmpo leading the way with 20 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.

Kyrie Irving had 15 points for the losing squad, with Jayson Tatum and Marcus Morris adding 14 points apiece.

Milwaukee reaches the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2001 and will face the winner of the battle between the Toronto Raptors and the Philadelphia 76ers. Toronto leads the series 3-2.