Giannis Antetokounmpo led his team Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night with his 41 points as they won over the Detroit Pistons by 127-104. With this win, Bucks complete a 4-game sweep of the Pistons as they now advance to the second round of the playoff series. This sit eh first time, they have advanced since 2001.
Pistons had the lead of the game most of the night before Bucks made a 10-point lead in the 3rd quarter. With this playoff series loss, Detroit Pistons have made an NBA record of losing 14 straight playoffs. Their losing streak started back in 2008.
As for Bucks, they will now face the Boston Celtics in the second round of the playoff series. Celtics are also coming off with a series sweep of their first-round opponents; Indiana Pacers.
Mike Budenholzer said, “I think it is important for us to take a second and enjoy the moment tonight. This is a good night for Milwaukee and for the Bucks”
Reggie Jackson led the Pistons for the first half as he scored 20 points of his total 26 points for the night. Blake Griffin scored 22 points before he was fouled out with 7 minutes to the clock.
After his foul many of the home, fans gave him a standing ovation and then many of them exited their seats. Griffin, prior to this, had already missed 2 games of the series due to a sore knee.
Dwane Casey, Pistons’ coach said, “Blake basically played his heart out tonight and that too with one leg. He was playing through a lot of pain and swelling.”
Griffin sat on the bench for the final 5 minutes of the 3rd quarter when Antetokounmpo scored 16 points in that quarter. Half of these points came from his free throws.