MILWAUKEE (WMTV) -- The Milwaukee Bucks bested the Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Friday night.
Giannis Antetokounmpo sent a message early that he wanted to go up 2-0 in the series. The Bucks started up 9-0 after the first timeout while Toronto looked completely flat.
The Bucks led the raptors 33-15 with 1:24 left in the first quarter. Milwaukee was shooting 59.1 percent from the floor and 45.5 percent from beyond the arc.
At the end of the quarter, the Bucks led 35-21 and was shooting at a higher percentage then Toronto from the field.
At halftime, Nikola Mirotic and Ersan Ilyasova pitched in 15 points each.
The Bucks were outscored 39-31 in the third quarter, but Milwaukee asserted their dominance late. Milwaukee outscored Tornoto 30-25 in the fourth quarter.
Antetokounmpo had 30 points, 17 rebounds, 5 assists and a pair of blocks. Ilyasova finished with 17 points and Brogdon with 14 to go along with 5 assists of his own. The two bench players were crucial in the second home game of the series.
Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points for Toronto, which gave up the game's first nine points, never led and trailed by double digits for the final 39 minutes. Kyle Lowry scored 15 and Norman Powell had 14 for the Raptors.
The Bucks play in Toronto for Game 3 on Sunday at 6 p.m. CT.