Bucks ease past Raptors in game two
The Milwaukee Bucks eased past the Toronto Raptors 125:103 in game two of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals to take a commanding 2:0 series lead.
The Bucks are two games away from their first NBA Finals appearance in 25 years! Led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee cruised to an easy 125:103 victory over Toronto and took a 2:0 series lead. The Raptors failed to threaten the Bucks during Friday’s game two clash as the hosts grabbed an early double-digit lead and never looked back.
Giannis recorded a double-double in just 18 minutes of play and finished the game with 30 points, 17 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 blocks, and 1 steal. Ersan Ilyasova and Nikola Mirotic added 17 and 15 points, respectively, to the Bucks’ cause.
Toronto Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points with most of them coming when the Bucks had secured their win.
Game three will take place in Toronto on Sunday evening.
Giannis led the Bucks’ surge from the get go with a 9:0 run setting the stage for what was to come on Friday night. The Raptors responded from the initial lapse, but with the score at 21:15, a 12-0 Bucks run to end the quarter gave them a comfortable 35:21 lead.
The hosts did not let up the pace in the second quarter and continued to increase their advantage. Ilyasova was a key figure on both the defensive and offensive ends, helping the Bucks to a 57:36 lead, which increased to 25-points by the halfway mark (64:39).
In the third quarter, the Raptors fought back to cut the difference to 13 (83:70), but their comeback was stopped in its tracks. The Bucks found their groove once again and re-established a 20-point lead late in the third quarter (95:75).
With the Bucks in control, the result was never in doubt and a late three-pointer from Hill with four minutes remaining (114:94) sealed an important game two victory (125:103) for Mike Budenholzer’s men.