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East RD 1: Giannis, Bucks Thrash Raptors By 27 For 2-1 Series Lead

East RD 1: Giannis, Bucks Thrash Raptors By 27 For 2-1 Series Lead NBA Playoffs

G3: Toronto Raptors 77-104 Milwaukee Bucks

Is there an upset on the cards? It certainly looks like it. The sixth-seeded Bucks pulled off a massive 27-point win in Game 3 at home to take a 2-1 series lead against the third-seeded Raptors. If the Raptors believed their Game 2 win changed the momentum in this first-round matchup, they were in for a big surprise on the road in Milwaukee. The Bucks, behind Giannis Antetokounmpo, started Game 3 in clinical fashion, taking a 20-point lead just after the first 12 minutes:

 


Comeback? Not even close. The Bucks kept the onslaught going, extending their lead to 27 at the half:

 


After 24 minutes, Milwaukee was in complete control and absolutely drubbing the Raptors on both ends of the floor:

 


The relentless young Bucks did not cede an inch. Look at the Greek Freak swat this one with authority, despite leading by 30 late in the third quarter:

 


Milwaukee’s Antetokounmpo (19 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks, 70% shooting) and Khris Middleton (20 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals) outperformed the Raptors’ All-Star backcourt duo of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan (21 points combined, 22.2% shooting) by a huge margin, which ultimately resulted in the win:

 

Box Score

Series Score: Bucks lead 2-1

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