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

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2. Bucks get huge lift from second unit

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 30 points to go along with 17 boards, five dimes and two blocks. Khris Middleton did his thing, scoring 12 points on 5-for-8 from the field and 2-for-3 from 3-point range.

While the team’s top two stars did their part, it was the second unit that shined in this one. Ersan Ilyasova, who scored seven points in 14 minutes in the series opener, scored 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting and finished with game high +22.

Malcolm Brogdon, who just recently returned to the rotation, poured in 14 points, five assists and four rebounds. Another key performer off the Bucks’ bench was George Hill. He chipped in with 13 points, five rebounds and a pair of assists.

All in all, the Bucks’ reserves combined to score 54 points, accounting for 43.2 percent of the team’s scoring output in Game 2. It is often said that role players tend to play better at home. It will be interesting to see how this unit plays in the next two games.