NBA playoffs: Bucks complete sweep of Pistons; Jazz stave off elimination with win over Rockets

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NBA playoffs: Bucks complete sweep of Pistons; Jazz stave off elimination with win over Rockets
NBA playoffs: Bucks complete sweep of Pistons; Jazz stave off elimination with win over Rockets

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 41 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat Detroit 127-104 on Monday night, completing a four-game sweep of the Pistons and advancing to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2001. Milwaukee closed the third quarter with a 17-3 run, taking a 10-point lead into the fourth after the Pistons had led much of the way. Detroit set an NBA record with its 14th consecutive playoff loss, a skid that began in 2008. The Bucks will face Boston in the second round. The Celtics are coming off a sweep of their own against Indiana. Reggie Jackson scored 20 of his 26 points in the first half for Detroit. Blake Griffin fouled out with 7:06 remaining after scoring 22.

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