After suffering a surprising Game 1 loss against the 4th-seeded Boston Celtics, the Milwaukee Bucks got back on track with a Game 2 win at home by a 123-102 margin.
Three Bucks players scored 20 or more points to lead the East’s top team in the regular season to an important victory, setting them up to travel to Boston with the series tied at 1 game apiece.
As per usual, Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks on Tuesday night. The MVP candidate scored 29 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in only 31 minutes of action. It was a classic Giannis game.
Khris Middleton chipped in 28 for the Bucks, and point guard Eric Bledsoe scored 21 points of his own.
Another key to Milwaukee’s victory was shutting down Kyrie Irving, who had a big game in the first matchup of the series. The Celtics point guard couldn’t even break double-digits, scoring only 9 points in Game 2.
No Celtics player broke the 20-point mark.
Game 3 will shift to the TD Garden in Boston and will take place on Friday night in a crucial game.