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Giannis Antetokounmpo stuffs stat sheet as Bucks hammer Raptors in Game 2

Saturday 18 May 2019 07:41, UK

Giannis Antetokounmpo soars for a huge dunk against the Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. 0:20
Giannis Antetokounmpo threw down a huge dunk en route to a dominant 30-point performance in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals

A dominant Giannis Antetokounmpo stuffed the stat sheet to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a resounding 125-103 win in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

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Milwaukee Bucks 2-0 Toronto Raptors

  • Game 1: Raptors 100-108 Bucks | Report | Box Score
  • Game 2: Raptors 103-125 Bucks | Report | Box Score
  • Game 3: Bucks @ Raptors, May 20, 12am
  • Game 4: Bucks @ Raptors, May 22, 1:30am
  • Game 5 if necessary: Raptors @ Bucks, May 24, 1:30am
  • Game 6 if necessary: Bucks @ Raptors, May 26, 1:30am
  • Game 7 if necessary: Raptors @ Bucks, May 28, 1:30am
  • All games broadcast live on Sky Sports Arena

The Bucks never trailed on the night and led by as many as 28 points in the third quarter as they powered to a 2-0 series lead.

Giannis Antetokounmpo finishes at the rim in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals 1:58
Antetokounmpo posted 30 points and 17 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks thrashed the Toronto Raptors 125-103 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals

Antetokounmpo supplied a team-high 30 points on 10-of-20 shooting and added a game-high 17 rebounds, five assists, a steal and a pair of blocks while hitting nine of his 12 free throws.

Antetokounmpo, who was named one of three finalists for the regular season MVP award on Friday, opened his Game 2 account with a vicious put-back dunk 18 seconds into the game.

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With 5:30 left in the first quarter, he dribbled from his own half before Euro-stepping into the lane around Raptors defender Pascal Siakam before rising to unleash a devastating right-handed slam, helping the Bucks to a hot-start that resulted in a 25-point half-time lead.

Antetokounmpo opened the second half with another drive into the lane that produced a finger roll finish, drew a foul and provided the chance for a three-point play. With 6:57 left in the third quarter, he was in the right place under the hoop to collect an inventive wraparound pass from Eric Bledsoe to hammer home another dunk.

Giannis Antetokounmpo throws down an emphatic dunk in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals 1:12
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With the Bucks in total control in the fourth quarter, Antetokounmpo drained his only three-pointer of the game before adding a dunk and lay-up and free throws as Milwaukee cruised to victory.

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Speaking on court after the game, Antetokounmpo said: "I think we were ready for this game. We did a great job setting the tone. We wanted to protect home [court].

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"We knew the Raptors would come hard and try to get one [road win in Games 1 and 2], but we really wanted this game."

Click the video at the top of the page to watch Antetokounmpo's astonishing first-quarter dunk.

Game 3 takes place in Toronto late on Sunday night (midnight) live on Sky Sports Arena.

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