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Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton (22) is defended by Detroit Pistons guard Langston Galloway (9) during the first half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 22, 2019, in Detroit. Image Credit: AP

Los Angeles: The Milwaukee Bucks wiped away 18 years of frustration on Monday by beating the Detroit Pistons 127-104 to complete a four-game sweep of their first round Eastern Conference play-off series.

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 41 points as the Bucks reached the second round of the post-season for the first time since the 2000-01 season when they made it all the way to the NBA semi-finals.

Top-seeded Milwaukee cruised through the first three games and after a slow start in game four, they took control late and won by a comfortable 23 points.

“I think it’s important that we take a second tonight. Enjoy it,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “It’s a good night for Milwaukee. It’s a good night for the Bucks.”