Thanks to an excellent performance in the second half, the Milwaukee Bucks decimated the Boston Celtics at home (123-102) and tied the series (1-1).
The Celtics remained competitive in the first half (25-30, 59-55), but the Bucks took over after that. Milwaukee outscored Boston 64-47 in the second half, led by as many as 31 points and cruised to an easy victory.
Giannis Antetokounmpo (29 points), Khris Middleton (28 points) and Eric Bledsoe (21 points) combined for 78 of the winners’ 123 points. Milwaukee also set a new franchise record in three-pointers made (20).
Marcus Morris (17 points), Jaylen Brown (16 points) and Al Horford (15 points) were the best players of the losing squad.
Game 3 will be played in Boston on Friday (03/05).