Bucks advance to ECF, manhandle Celtics

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MILWAUKEE (AP/WMTV) -- The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Boston Celtics at Fiserv Forum on Wednesday night. The Bucks will then play either the Toronto Raptors or Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon made his playoff debut in Game 5 against the Boston Celtics tonight. Brogdon scored 7 points on 3-5 shooting.

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 20 points and secured 8 rebounds as well as 8 assists.


The Boston Celtics (49-33, fourth in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) return to take on the Milwaukee Bucks (60-22, first in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) on Wednesday night at Fiserv Forum.

Head coach Mike Budenholzer said Brogdon would be on a minutes restriction on Wednesday night. The starting guard has been sidelined since mid-March with a plantar facia tear in his right foot.

Budenholzer said the Virginia alum is on a minutes restriction and fellow guard George Hill won't see his minutes decrease to make room.

"Just go out and play," Budenholzer said he told Brogdon regarding shaking the rust off since he last played March 15.

Forward D.J. Wilson was not available due to an ankle sprain sustained after practice, according to Budenholzer.