The Milwaukee Bucks swept the Miami Heat in the first round following a 120-103 win.
"It's a great moment for us, winning 4-0, and beating the team that beat us last year," said Giannis Antetokounmpo after the game. "But at the end of the day we have a long way to go."
Antetokounmpo finished with a triple-double of 20 points, 15 assists, and 12 rebounds.
Brook Lopez lead the Bucks in scoring with 25 points.
Mike Budenholzer credited Antetokounmpo's defense on Jimmy Butler with the win, with Butler shooting just 4-of-15 from the field.
"Giannis has unique defensive talent, and Butler is such a great talent, scorer, passer. It takes a lot of discipline to guard a guy like Jimmy Butler. For Giannis to have that discipline with the competitiveness makes him special," said Budenholzer.
Lopez also contributed on the defensive end, with Heat players shooting 32% on shots he contested throughout the series.