SportsPulse: The second round is underway, and USA TODAY Sports’ Jeff Zillgitt breaks down the key matchups in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
BOSTON — Somebody, anybody make a shot.
Amid a game of offensive futility, especially from 3-point range, Giannis Antetokounmpo came through for Milwaukee.
Battling foul trouble, the Bucks All-Star scored 24 of his game-high 39 points in the second half and added 16 rebounds and four assists in Milwaukee’s 113-101 victory against the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Monday.
Milwaukee took a 3-1 series lead and can advance to the conference finals for the first time since 2001 with a victory in Game 5 in front of its home fans on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET, TNT).
The Bucks went into Boston and won two games, an impressive feat for the team with the best record in the league. In last season’s first-round playoff series, Milwaukee lost all four games in Boston.
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