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NBA Playoffs 2022: The Bucks eliminate Chicago and meet Boston in the Eastern semifinals

Ccommanded by Giannis Antetokounmpo, The defending NBA champions continue their path in the Playoffs after beating the Chicago Bulls 116-110 in the


Ccommanded by Giannis Antetokounmpo, The defending NBA champions continue their path in the Playoffs after beating the Chicago Bulls 116-110 in the fifth game of the series. Giannis Antetokounmpo didn’t have to go all out and posted another dominant night with 33 points and nine rebounds.

The Bucks, third in the East, advanced to face the second-seeded Celtics in the conference semifinals that begin Sunday in Boston. The Celtics swept Brooklyn in the first series.

After splitting the first two games, the Bucks took the remaining three games by an average of 23.3 points. They won those games without Khris Middleton, the All-Star who sprained the MCL in his left knee. in the fourth period of game 2.

Chicago didn’t handle the absence of several key players well. The Bulls were without some starters who had been available in the first four games because the star Zach LaVine entered the health protocols and Alex Caruso was in shock protocol.

The absence allowed the Milwaukee defense to turn its attention to containing DeMar DeRozan, who had 41 points in the Bulls’ Game 2 win. DeRozan had just 11 points Wednesday on 5-of-10 shooting from the field.