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Bucks advance to semifinals of NBA in-season tournament after a second half explosion fuels 146-122 blowout win in quarterfinals over New York Knicks

  • The Bucks went into half time up by three points before winning by more than 20
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded a double-double in the massive victory 
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The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the New York Knicks 146-122 in the quarterfinals of the NBA in-Season tournament.

Reaching 146 points in the win also gave the Bucks their highest point total of the season so far. 

Milwaukee will now advance to the semi-finals and play the Indiana Pacers in Las Vegas in the next leg of the tournament.

The game was a closely fought battle during the first half before the Bucks pulled away during the third quarter and never looked back.

Milwaukee’s success from the 3-point line proved to be the deciding factor as the Bucks shot 60.5 percent from beyond the arch, meanwhile the New York was a miserable 30.4 percent from deep. 

The Bucks defeated the NY Knicks 146-122 in the quarterfinals of the in-Season Tournament

The Bucks defeated the NY Knicks 146-122 in the quarterfinals of the in-Season Tournament

The Bucks will face the Indiana Pacers next in the NBA in-season tournament semi-final

The Bucks will face the Indiana Pacers next in the NBA in-season tournament semi-final

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way for the Bucks with a double-double after recording 35 points, 10 assists, and eight rebounds. 

Bucks point guard Damian Lillard also had a strong performance in the win after finishing with 28 points and seven assists.

New York was led in defeat by a tremendous effort from Julius Randle whose 41 points, six rebounds, and five assists went to waste. 

Randle had a stellar first half after starting the game going 9-9 from the field before finally missing several shots in the second half.

RJ Barrett and Jalen Brunson also broke 20 points for New York during the loss. 

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