Milwaukee Bucks: 3 takeaways from dominant Game 2 win vs. Raptors

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The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Toronto Raptors 125-103 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Here are the biggest takeaways from their impressive victory.

The Milwaukee Bucks narrowly defeated the Toronto Raptors in the series opener by a 108-100 margin. Despite the win in Game 1, the Bucks knew they would need to play with a sense of urgency to avoid going to Toronto with a 1-1 split.

Almost from the game’s first possession, Milwaukee imposed its will on Toronto. The Bucks held leads of 35-21 after the first quarter and an even larger 64-39 advantage heading into the break.

The Raptors did make things interesting for a little bit, scoring 38 points in the third. However, the home team restored order in the final frame en route to a 125-103 victory.

As a result, the Bucks now lead this best-of-seven series 2-0 and are two wins away from their first Finals appearance in 45 years.

MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 30 points, while Kawhi Leonard paced the Raptors’ attack with 31 points. Here are the biggest takeaways from the Bucks’ Game 2 victory.