Post Up: Giannis Scores 41 Points, Bucks Win First Playoff Series Since 2001

by April 23, 2019
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Bucks 127, Pistons 104 (Milwaukee wins series 4-0)

Giannis Antetokounmpo ended Milwaukee’s first-round series against Detroit with an exclamation point, scoring 41 points as the Bucks completed their sweep of the 8-seed Pistons. Antetokounmpo added nine rebounds and four blocks.

A hobbled Blake Griffin left his all on the court, managing 22 points as the Pistons’ season ended.

The win marks Milwaukee’s first playoff series win since 2001, when they fielded a squad with Ray Allen and Sam Cassell.

Rockets 91, Jazz 107 (Houston leads 3-1)

A fiery Utah team fought off elimination in Game 4, keeping their playoff hopes alive. Donovan Mitchell led the team with 31 points and seven rebounds, but it was the spark provided by Jae Crowder (23 points) that gave the Jazz an extra punch. James Harden scored 30 points in the loss.