Giannis Antetokounmpo

The Bucks, led by a playoff career-high 41 points from Giannis Antetokounmpo, defeated the Detroit Pistons 127-104 in a first-round playoff sweep. Milwaukee won the first game of the series 121-86, the second 120-99 and the third 119-103.

Before Monday night, the Bucks had lost eight straight first-round playoff series. They will advance for the first time in more than 18 years

The Bucks swept the Pistons in the regular season and beat them by double digits in every game. With the Game 4 win, the Bucks tied the 1986 Lakers for the second-highest point differential in a series sweep in NBA history, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.

Milwaukee joined the 1980 Boston Celtics as the second team in postseason history to win their first four playoff games by at least 15 points.

Information from Espn.com contributed to this report.

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