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Milwaukee Bucks beat Chicago Bulls, take 3-1 lead in NBA playoffs’ 1st round

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Apr 25, 2022 - 04:03 AM

ANKARA (AA) – The Milwaukee Bucks took a 3-1 lead against the Chicago Bulls in the 2022 NBA playoffs’ Eastern Conference first round after a 119-95 win on Sunday.

The Bucks’ Greek superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 32 points, took 17 rebounds and produced seven assists to be the key player for his team in Game 4 at United Center in Chicago.

Milwaukee have a big advantage to eliminate the Bulls as the NBA playoffs are played in a best-of-seven format.

The Bucks’ shooting guard Grayson Allen scored 27 points, and his teammate Jrue Holiday added 26 points.

The Bulls were led by Zach LaVine as the 27-year-old tallied 24 points and 13 assists.

DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points for the Bulls.

The Bulls’ Patrick Williams added 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

Defending NBA champions the Bucks will host the Bulls in Game 5 at Fiserv Forum on Wednesday. The Bulls should win this game to keep their hopes alive.

If Milwaukee wins it, they will advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Celtics on 3-0 lead, eye Monday’s Brooklyn game

The Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-103 on the road Saturday, which meant a big step for the Celtics towards the next phase.

Boston are on a 3-0 lead, so they will need a win to sweep the Nets in the first round.

On Saturday, Celtics star Jayson Tatum was on fire to score 39 points, a big contribution to the victory.

Game 4 will be played at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Monday.

Saturday’s results:

Toronto Raptors – Philadelphia 76ers: 110-102 (Philadelphia are leading series 3-1)

Utah Jazz – Dallas Mavericks: 100-99 (Series tied 2-2)

Brooklyn Nets – Boston Celtics: 103-109 (Boston are leading series 3-0)

Minnesota Timberwolves – Memphis Grizzlies: 119-118 (Series tied 2-2)

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