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Bucks eliminate Celtics with blowout win in Game 5

Bucks eliminate Celtics with blowout win in Game 5

Considering how he handled this season - leadership missteps, backtracking on a pledge to re-sign with Boston, shaky play in this second round - it's fair to question his commitment to the Celtics. "You have to give 100 percent effort, everything you've got the entire game", Morris said.

The Bucks, owners of the league's best regular-season record, advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2001with a dominant 25-point win over the Boston Celtics.

BOTTOM LINE: The Milwaukee Bucks host the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference second round with a 3-1 lead in the series.

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way for the Bucks with 20 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, two blocks and two steals but he received plenty of help. In Game 5 and for most of the series. Even though he's struggling in the series against the Bucks, he is still one of the elite guards in the league, which is why the franchise is expected to go all out just to keep him.

The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Boston Celtics at Fiserv Forum on Wednesday night. Former Celtics star Paul Pierce went as far as pronouncing the series as over. The NBA's leader in defensive rating broke down the Celtics' offense while Antetokounmpo ran wild.

But, instead, that team Boston Celtics fans started falling out of love with during an underachieving regular season but didn't want to admit returned after the first half of Game 2.

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When looking at the four losses against Milwaukee, Irving shot 30 percent from the field on 83 attempts.

The Bucks have relied on their bench heavily in Games 3 and 4 against the Celtics.

Rozier will be a restricted free agent after the season. After watching the Red Sox and Patriots win championships this past year, they had their sights sent on all four professional teams winning their respective league's titles.

Irving praised the Bucks after the game, and didn't do much to tamp down free agency speculation.

Irving leads the Celtics averaging 6.9 assists while scoring 23.8 points per game. But they'll have Malcolm Brogdon back for the first time since March 15, albeit on a minutes restriction off the bench.

Brogdon's minutes figure to ramp up from here, and his addition gives the Bucks yet another threat behind Antetokoumpo. They were the preseason favorites in the East after getting Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward back from injury, adding them to a roster that had shown great chemistry in the postseason.