As expected, the Milwaukee Bucks made quick work of the Detroit Pistons in the first round of the NBA playoffs.
Milwaukee defeated the Pistons by a 127-104 final score at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit to win their fourth consecutive game of the series and advance to the conference semi-finals for the first time since 2001.
Despite having a six-point halftime lead, Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks blew past the inferior Pistons in the second half.
The MVP candidate led the Bucks with 41 points in their fourth consecutive win of the series.
No other Bucks player broke the 18-point barrier in their win on Monday.
Point guard Reggie Jackson led the Pistons’ futile effort with 26 points and 7 assists, but it just wasn’t enough to take down the mighty Bucks.
The Bucks will advance to face the Boston Celtics in the second round of the playoffs, a team that will ostensibly present a much larger challenge than the Pistons.
Boston swept the Pacers 4-0 in their first round series.
The series will tip off next week.