The Atlanta Hawks and the Milwaukee Bucks faced each other for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Friday night in Milwaukee.
The Bucks entered the court to reverse the outcome from Game 1, which they did in dominating fashion.
On the other hand, the Hawks failed to take another win over the Bucks.
The Bucks dominated the Hawks, ultimately defeating them 125-91, and tying the series 1-1.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks to a dominating win over the Hawks. He received massive help from Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton to get the win.
All the players from both teams on the lineup played in Game 2—almost all scoring points.
The Bucks dominated the Hawks throughout the game and finally won the game with 30 plus point difference.
A strong start from the Bucks in the first quarter.
Giannis Antetokounmpo dropped a layup, shooting the first bucket of the game.
Trae Young came up with a jumper for the Hawks’ first bucket.
Giannis swiftly went to the other side and dropped a layup, and then Middleton knocked down a three-pointer.
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The Bucks were seven-point ahead halfway into the quarter as Kevin Huerter knocked down a three-pointer.
Subsequently, Young added another long two-pointer and the Hawks cut the lead to two points.
Brook Lopez answered back with a three-pointer, and Holiday dropped a dunk on the next possession.
Huerter shot a jumper but failed to make it; then Collins came up with a dunk on Huerter’s miss.
Bryn Forbes knocked down a three-pointer, and the Bucks took 10 point lead.
Subsequently, they were 26-18 with 2:02 remaining in the quarter as Gallinari dropped a layup.
He also knocked down a three-pointer, and the Hawks cut the lead within a three-pointer.
The quarter ended 34-28, with the Bucks taking a six-point lead to the second quarter.
The Bucks dominated the Hawks in the second quarter.
Giannis interrupted Huerter and drove straight to the other side to make a layup as the first bucket of the second quarter.
Bogdan Bogdanovic drove straight to the bucket and dropped a floater.
Pat Connaughton quickly answered with a three-pointer, and Giannis added another bucket, dropping a floater.
Bogdan knocked down a three-pointer, and Forbes answered with a jumper.
Subsequently, Bobby Portis came up with a steal on Clint Capela’s miss pass and made a bucket.
Huerter knocked down a three-pointer on the other side. Giannis answered with a layup.
Young soon answered with a three-pointer.
Giannis came up with a long pass to Holiday for a layup. Lopez added another bucket, dropping a dunk on Middleton’s pass.
Young drove to the rim for a bucket, but Lopez blocked him at the edge.
Afterward, Middleton came up with a steal and dropped a reverse layup in transition.
They were 60-40 as Holiday dropped a layup on PJ Tucker’s pass. He also came up with a three-pointer and a dunk right on the next possession.
Collins finally came up with a jumper, breaking the Bucks 20-0 run with under two minutes left to play in the quarter.
20-0 @BUCKS RUN ON TNT.
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Young knocked down a three-pointer, and the Hawks trailed the Bucks by 29 points.
Holiday drew a foul along with a reverse layup, and the quarter ended 77-45, and the Bucks dominated the half with 35 points lead.
The Bucks continued to crush the Hawks in the third quarter.
The Hawks were trailing the Bucks by 35 points entering the third quarter.
Young dropped a layup to start the third quarter, and Giannis answered with a fadeaway jumper on the other side.
Holiday knocked down a three-pointer, and Giannis added another layup.
Capela answered with a hook shot, and Collings added another, knocking down a three-pointer.
Bogdanovic knocked down a three-pointer.
Giannis dropped a layup over Capela on Tucker’s pass, and Middleton added a three-pointer.
They were 94-59 as Middleton dropped a fadeaway jumper on Holiday’s pass.
Forbes knocked down a three-pointer, and the Bucks led by forty points with 2:03 remaining in the quarter.
Gallinari came up with a jumper. Connaughton knocked down a three-pointer, and the quarter ended 103-63.
The Bucks take the win.
Jordan Nowra dropped a layup at the start of the third quarter, and Cam Reddish answered, dropping a jumper on the other side.
Mama Diadkite dropped a jumper, and Cam Reddish answered with a three-pointer.
Nathan Knight had a scary fall after blocking Elijah Bryant.
Jeff Teague came up with a bucket, and Reddish dropped a layup on the other side.
Thanasis Antetokounmpo came up with a dunk that excited the bench and his younger brother Giannis.
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Kris Dunn knocked down a jump shot on the other side.
Subsequently, Skylar Mays came up with a steal and dropped a dunk in transition.
They were 87-122 as Tony Snell dropped a layup with about a minute left to play.
While Elijah Bryant came up with a layup on the other side.
The quarter ended 125-91, with the Bucks taking the win and tying the series.
Giannis led the Bucks.
The Bucks dominated the Hawks behind a brilliant performance from former MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Antetokounmpo led the Bucks lineup, scoring 25 points and grabbing 9 rebounds and 6 assists.
Furthermore, he impressed everyone with his spin move past Solomon Hill and received accolades from his teammates.
“I had never seen that move,” said Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton. “That’s a hell of a move. That’s got to be top 10 of all time.”
He also received plenty of help from his teammates.
Starting from Jrue Holiday led the team behind Giannis, scoring 22 points, 2 rebounds, and 7 assists.
He also guarded the Hawks’ key starter, Trae Young, limiting him within 2 of 8 with six turnovers.
She was followed by Brook Lopez, who dropped 16 points.
Khris Middleton contributed 15 points and grabbed 7 rebounds along with 8 assists.
As a result of their dominating performance and massive lead over the Hawks, all the bench got the chance to play in the game.
And almost all scored buckets in the time they played.
The Hawks low scoring night.
Game 2 was not best for the Hawks as they struggled on both sides.
They had a hard time containing the Bucks on the defensive end and struggled to get past the Bucks’ defense.
As a result, none of the Hawks players scored more than 15 points.
Trae Young dropped 15 points, which was the highest among Hawks players. He grabbed 2 rebounds along with 3 assists.
The only starters that scored in double figures are John Collins. He dropped 11 points and grabbed 8 rebounds.
On the other hand, Danilo Gallinari led the Hawks bench, scoring 12 points and 2 rebounds.
While Cam Reddish made 11 points and 1 rebound, all coming off the bench.
Both the team, the Hawks and the Bucks, will face each other for Game 3 on Sunday night in Atlanta.