NBA playoffs 2019: Bucks rout Raptors to take 2-0 series lead

By Thomas Lott 18 May 2019 128
NBA playoffs 2019: Bucks rout Raptors to take 2-0 series lead

The Bucks are in complete control of the Eastern Conference finals as they took a 2-0 series lead over the Raptors with a 125-103 win Friday.

Toronto showed some fight at certain points in this game, but honestly, it was over less than four minutes in.

Milwaukee started the game on a 9-0 run prompting a timeout from Raptors coach Nick Nurse with just 3:13 off the clock, but the damage was already done.

The Bucks had the momentum and carried it to a 35-21 first quarter lead and eventual 64-39 advantage at the half.

Giannis Antetokounmpo barely had to play in the first 24 minutes, but it only took him 18 to get his double-double.

Antetokounmpo was announced as a finalist for the MVP award before the game and showed why with 30 points, 17 rebounds and five assists in the game.

Kawhi Leonard was awesome again for the Raptors but he got little help as Kyle Lowry finished with 15 points and Norman Powell had 14 off the bench.

No other Raptor finished in double-digits.

Game 3 will be at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday in Toronto.

 

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