MILWAUKEE (AP) — The defending NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks continue to produce in the postseason even without key performers. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points and nine rebounds and the Bucks routed the Bulls 116-100 to finish off their first-round series in five games. The Bucks won the last three games by an average of 23.3 points despite playing without All-Star Khris Middleton, lost to a knee injury in Game 2 of the series.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry was back in the Warriors starting lineup and taking on a familiar role. Curry scored 30 points and took charge late, leading Golden State to a 102-98 victory over the Denver Nuggets and a first-round series win. Curry scored 11 points during the fourth quarter after the Warriors began the final 12 minutes down by eight. Golden State will next play the winner of the Memphis-Minnesota series.