The Milwaukee Bucks will face either the Philadelphia 76ers or Toronto Raptors for a place in the NBA Finals.
The Milwaukee Bucks beat the Detroit Pistons 127-104 to complete a four-game sweep and advance to the second round of the NBA play-offs.
The Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers 110-106 to seal a series sweep and become the first team to advance to the second round of the NBA play-offs.
The Boston Celtics rallied from 11 points down heading into the fourth quarter to beat the Indiana Pacers 99-91.
Top seeds the Milwaukee Bucks opened their play-off campaign in style with a 121-86 thrashing of the Detroit Pistons.
The sixth-seeded Brooklyn Nets upset the highly-rated Philadelphia 76ers 111-102 to take a 1-0 lead in their NBA play-off series.
The Detroit Pistons sealed the final NBA play-off spot with a 115-89 victory over the New York Knicks.
Dirk Nowitzki announced his retirement after 21 years with the Dallas Mavericks while the Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade marked the last home game of his career.
The Charlotte Hornets condemned the Detroit Pistons to their fourth straight loss and boosted their own play-off hopes with a 104-91 victory.
The Brooklyn Nets strengthened their play-off hopes with a 133-128 win over the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks.
Joel Embiid poured in 39 points as the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Brooklyn Nets 123-110 at the Wells Fargo centre.