Giannis Antetokounmpo dropped 30 components and 17 rebounds as a result of the Milwaukee Bucks raced earlier the Toronto Raptors 125-103 on Friday evening time for a 2-0 series lead throughout the Eastern Conference finals.
Antetokounmpo scored 11 of his 30 components throughout the fourth quarter and confirmed his defensive prowess with one steal and two blocks, along with an emphatic rejection on Raptors center Marc Gasol that set the tone throughout the opening minute of the game.
“I’m beyond fortunate to have Giannis,” Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer instructed reporters. “He’s incredible. The great part about Giannis is he wants to be better. It’s just so unique to have a player like that. He’s been phenomenal and it’s exciting for us tonight and going forward. You can’t say enough good things about Giannis.”
The Bucks, who led by as quite a bit as 28 components, certainly not trailed throughout the contest and had six players score in double figures. Ersan Ilyasova had 17 components (7-of-11 taking photos) in 21 minutes off the bench. Nikola Mirotic recorded 15 components and 6 rebounds.
Reserve guard Malcolm Brogdon tallied 14 components, 5 assists and 4 rebounds. George Hill had 13 components and 5 boards, and Khris Middleton added 12 components on 5-of-8 taking photos.
Milwaukee grew to grow to be the 16th workforce in NBA historic previous to begin a playoff run with on the very least 10 wins in its first 11 contests. The Bucks’ solely loss this postseason bought right here in Game 1 in opposition to the Boston Celtics by means of the second spherical.
Kawhi Leonard led the Raptors with 31 components and eight rebounds. Point guard Kyle Lowry had 15 components (4-of-13 taking photos), 4 rebounds and 4 assists.
Norman Powell registered 14 components, 4 boards and two assists. Serge Ibaka had eight components and 10 rebounds.
Game 3 is Sunday evening time at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.