The Milwaukee Bucks handled the Toronto Raptors throughout the entire game to take a 2-0 series lead and defend home court.
The Bucks never trailed in this contest, leading for a full 48 minutes. Giannis Antetokounmpo was his usual self, but their second unit's 54 points, led by Ersan Ilyasova, Malcolm Brogdon and George Hill, propelled the team to victory.
Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points but a lackluster performance from the rest of the Raptors' starting five left Toronto out to dry in this decisive outcome.
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Final: Milwaukee Bucks 125, Toronto Raptors 103
A fourth quarter filled with garbage time scoring from the end of both team's benches did not alter the outcome by any means. The Raptors tried to cut into the Bucks' lead to start the fourth but shortly after the previous update, head coach Nick Nurse pulled the starters, waiving the white flag. The Bucks' second unit made a major difference in this one, scoring 54 points to help lead the team to victory.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 30 points to go with 17 rebounds, five assists, two blocks and a steal. Kawhi Leonard did what he could to keep his team alive with 31 points, eight rebounds and two assists.
The Raptors have refused to quit, but they still have not been able to get over the hump. Any time they cut into the Bucks' lead, Milwaukee finds a way to get it back to a comfortable deficit. The Bucks lead 110-92 with just 4:40 to go in the contest.
End of third quarter: Bucks 95, Raptors 78
The Raptors outscored the Bucks 38-31 in the frame and got the Bucks' lead down to as little as 13 points but Milwaukee bounced right back to get the lead back up to 20. Jodie Meeks knocked down a runner from the top of the key for the Raptors to avoid a 20-point deficit heading into the final frame.
What was once a 28-point lead by the Bucks has been cut down to 13 after a Raptors' run. With Giannis Antetokounmpo on the bench, the Raptors have made a significant dent in the Bucks lead. Kawhi Leonard has scored 13 points in the quarter to give the Raptors some momentum while Fred VanVleet has scored five points off the bench to help his star forward.
Keep pushing.- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) May 18, 2019
Plenty of time. pic.twitter.com/2Q8pbt5U36
The Raptors have made slight progress in cutting into this Bucks lead but still trail by 21. Kawhi Leonard has five points in the quarter to try and put a jolt into his team.
Halftime: Bucks 63, Raptors 39
It was all Bucks in the first half with little help necessary from star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Greek Freak had 11 points, nine rebounds and three assists, but the Bucks' bench was responsible for extending their lead. Nikola Mirotic has also played acceptionally well, scoring 15 points to go with five rebounds. The Raptors ended the half with over four minutes of a scoring drought. Kawhi Leonard is the only player in double figures with 11 points and no other player has more than six points. They're 3-for-12 from beyond the arc and are shooting 36.6% from the field.
Halftime. pic.twitter.com/9Nfj8HQFr6- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) May 18, 2019
Milwaukee has blown this one open in the first half. They take a 57-36 lead behind massive play from their bench. The Bucks' second unit already has 31 points with Ersan Ilyasova (15 points) and Malcolm Brogdon (12 points) leading the way.
Turkish Thunder is FEELING IT!! #FearTheDeer pic.twitter.com/SlxwVHBjaN- Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) May 18, 2019
Teams have traded buckets to start the second frame with the Bucks leading 41-27. Ersan Ilyasova and Serge Ibaka each have a pair of baskets for their team so far in the second quarter.
End of first quarter: Bucks 35, Raptors 21
The Bucks close out the first quarter with a 14-point lead. Their bench has already made an impact in this game with 13 points in the first frame. Giannis Antetokounmpo has stuffed the stat sheet with eight points, four rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block.
MVP on a mission. #FearTheDeer pic.twitter.com/CszM8qAoYK- Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) May 18, 2019
Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam both have four points, a team-high for the Raptors. The team is 2-for-8 from beyond the arc and have turned the ball over five times.
Milwaukee keeps the foot on the gas pedal. The Bucks lead 33-15 with a minute and a half to play in the first quarter. Their bench is rolling early as Malcolm Brogdon leads the second unit with eight points. Their bench already has 13 points in the quarter to go with eight points from Giannis Antetokounmpo and seven points from Nikola Mirotic. The Raptors' offence is struggling to keep up and have also turned the ball over five times.
The Bucks are off to a hot start - they've taken a 9-0 lead and the points have come easy. Giannis Antetokounmpo threw down two easy dunks, Nikola Mirotic knocked down an open 3-pointer and had a putback layup to force an early Raptors timeout.
What a start to the action for THE GREEK FREAK! 😤🚫- NBA (@NBA) May 18, 2019
9-0 @Bucks run early in Q1!#FearTheDeer @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/82nymhpizY
The Bucks will also go with the same starting five - Eric Bledsoe, Khris Middleton, Nikola Mirotic, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez.
Run It Back.#FearTheDeer pic.twitter.com/KsiAKH49b3- Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) May 18, 2019
Same starting five for Toronto - Kyle Lowry, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol.
Round 3 Game 2 @Sprite_CA starters. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/IpRGZaeIxL- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) May 17, 2019