NBA Playoffs 2019: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics live score, updates, news, stats, highlights

Terry Rozier, Khris Middleton [NBA Getty Images]

The Milwaukee Bucks have evened the series at 1-1 after destroying the Celtics in Game 2.

If you missed any of the action we had you covered with live updates, highlights and more below...

Final: Bucks 123, Celtics 102

The Bucks' two All-Stars Giannis Antetokounmpo (29 points) and Khris Middleton (28 points) carried them through a decisive Game 2 victory. The Celtics needed more from Kyrie Irving, who scored just nine points, and could have used greater contributions from Jayson Tatum and Gordon Hayward as well.

End of third quarter: Bucks 98, Celtics 73

The Bucks have completely blown this one open. They outscored the Celtics 39-18 in the third frame, positioning themselves to even this series with just 12 minutes to play.

Giannis Antetokounmpo finally got going in the third, scoring 15 points on 4-for-7 shooting from the field while going 2-for-2 from long range. He also grabbed six boards and dished out a pair of assists in the frame.

Milwaukee shot 6-for-9 from beyond the arc as a team.

Halftime: Bucks 59, Celtics 55

The Bucks caught fire at the end of the half to take a four point lead going into the break. They knocked down three 3-pointers - courtesy of Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe and George Hill - to close out the half to swing the momentum of the game.

Khris Middleton is on fire with 20 points in the first half. He's 7-for-12 from the field and 5-for-7 from beyond the arc to spark his team's offence. Kyrie Irving is struggling early on, shooting 2-for-12 from the field with just five points and two assists.

End of first quarter: Celtics 30, Bucks 25

Al Horford has picked up right where he left off in Game 1 - the Celtics' centre has seven points, four rebounds and an assist through the first frame. Giannis Antetokounmpo went 0-for-3 in the first quarter but has already attempted eight free throws, converting five of those attempts. Khris Middleton's nine points has led the Bucks' offence.

Terry Rozier has came off the Celtics' bench, already providing valuable minutes for his team with five points, two rebounds, an assist and a steal.


The Bucks will switch up their starting five for Game 2 - Sterling Brown will head to the bench. They'll start Eric Bledsoe, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nikola Mirotic and Brook Lopez.

The Celtics will keep their same starting lineup from Game 1 - Kyrie Irving, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Marcus Morris and Al Horford.

After being listed as questionable earlier today, Aron Baynes will be available for the Celtics.

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