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Tougher challenge awaits defending champ Bucks in 2nd round

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By STEVE MEGARGEE
AP Sports Writer

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The defending NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks recovered from a bumpy beginning and rediscovered their championship form in plenty of time to dispose of the Chicago Bulls in their opening-round series. They likely won’t make it past the next round unless they’re playing at this level right from the start. The Bucks next face a sizzling Boston Celtics team that swept the Brooklyn Nets in the opening round. Their Eastern Conference semifinal matchup begins Sunday in Boston. The Bucks don’t expect to have three-time All-Star forward Khris Middleton available for the start of the series.  

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