The Bucks beat the Bulls to advance the Celtics into the Eastern Conference semifinals

New York – Reuters
Yannis Antetokumbu scored 33 points to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 116-100 victory over the Chicago Bulls and advance to the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals.
The defending champion finished its 4-1 victory in the series, which is decided on the basis of the best in seven games.
The Bucks qualified to face the Boston Celtics, who crushed the Brooklyn Nets 4-0, in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
The Bulls, who were missed by Zach Lavigne due to the health and safety protocol to combat the coronavirus, needed a miracle. Of 265 times a team was down 3-1 in the playoffs before this season, the late win was achieved only 13 times with a success rate of less than 5 percent.
After trading the lead early in the game, Antetokumbu put on an amazing performance, scoring 15 points as the Bucks finished the first quarter in their favor, 34-18.
The defending champion seemed determined to end the confrontation early and began the second quarter scoring 15 points against two of his guest, raising the difference to 29 points thanks to a strong defensive performance by Bobby Portes, who grabbed 17 rebounds in the game.
The Bulls’ performance improved in the second half, led by Demar DeRozan, Nikola Vucevich and Patrick Williams, to cut the score to 66-55, the smallest difference between the two teams in the game, regardless of where the match began.
But the Bucks quickly regained their focus thanks to Pat Konton’s 3-pointers and finished the third quarter in their favor, 91-68, 12 minutes from qualifying.
Despite the Bulls’ attempts in the fourth quarter, they were unable to reduce the deficit to less than 15 points before giving up completely in the closing minutes.
Antetokumbu led the Bucks’ scoring list with 33 points and grabbed nine rebounds.
Conaton added 20 points, including six 3-pointers.
And Patrick Williams was the most scored in the ranks of the Bulls, with 23 points.

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