Series Update – Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 41 points as the Milwaukee Bucks beat Detroit Pistons 127-104 on Monday night to complete a four-game sweep and advance to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2001.
It was the proverbial game of two halves, with the Pistons 62-56 up at halftime before the Bucks moved up a gear. Their dominance over the four games was such that they won them by a total of 95 points, and no game was closer than 16.
Detroit set an unwanted NBA record with its 14th consecutive playoff loss.
Malcolm Brogdon remains out for the Bucks because of a right foot injury.
The Bucks will now face the Boston Celtics in the second round.