Bucks rout Raptors to take 2-0 series lead in Eastern Conference finals

Giannis was announced as an MVP finalist before the game and showed why with 30 points, 17 rebounds and five assists in the game.

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo is fired up after a play during game two of the Eastern Conference Finals against Toronto Raptors.   -  Getty Images

Milwaukee Bucks is in complete control of the Eastern Conference finals as it took a 2-0 series lead over Toronto Raptors with a 125-103 win Friday.

Toronto showed some fight at certain points in this game, but 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.

READ | NBA MVP: James Harden, Giannis and Paul George named finalists

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 pm ET on Sunday in Toronto.

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