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Double-game lead for Milwaukee, Boston and Houston

The Milwaukee Bucks, the Boston Celtics and the Houston Rockets defended their home court and earned a double-game lead over their opponents in the NBA Playoffs (2-0).

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The Bucks outscored the Detroit Pistons 62-40 in the second half, led by as many as 21 points and dominated their opponents in Game 2 (120-99).

Eric Bledsoe and Giannis Antetokounmpo led the winners with 27 and 26 points, respectively. Luke Kennard had 19 points for the losing squad, while Andre Drumond and Reggie Jackson added 18 points apiece.

Game 3 will be played in Detroit on Saturday (20/04).

In Boston, the Celtics came back from a double-digit deficit in the third quarter (68-79) and outscored the Indiana Pacers 31-12 in the final 10 minutes to earn the win in Game 2 (99-91).

Kyrie Irving and Jayson Tatum were the best players of the winners, with 37 and 26 points, respectively. Four players scored in double figures for the losing squad, with Bojan Bogdanovic having a team-high 23 points.

Game 3 will be played in Indianapolis on Friday (19/04).

The Houston Rockets dominated the Utah Jazz from the opening tip, led by as many as 28 points and claimed a commanding 118-98 victory in Game 2.

Four players scored in double figures for the winners, with James Harden posting a triple-double (32 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists).

Five players scored in double figures for the losing squad, while Ricky Rubio came very close to the double-double (17 points, nine assists).

Game 3 will be played in Utah on Saturday (20/04).

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Yiannis Bouranis is a 28-year-old sports journalist, with a Master's degree in Sports Journalism from Sheffield Hallam University. Yiannis is TalkBasket's Chief Editor and has covered the EuroLeague Final Four (2017 - 2019), the FIBA Basketball World Cup (2019) and the NBA Paris Game (2020) as an accredited journalist.
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