In Game 2, the Bucks overwhelmed the Hawks
On Friday night in Milwaukee, the Atlanta Hawks and the Milwaukee Bucks faced a battle in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Bucks took the floor looking to avenge Game 1’s loss, and they did so in a dominant fashion.
The Hawks, on the other hand, were unable to secure another victory over the Bucks.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks to a rout of the Hawks.
Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton contributed significantly to his victory.
Trae Young led the Hawks, who were followed by Danilo Gallinari and John Collins.
In Game 2, both clubs’ starting lineups were complete.
Almost every point was scored.
The Bucks dominated the Hawks throughout the game, eventually winning by a margin of 30 points or more.
The Bucks got off to a fast start in the first quarter
Giannis Antetokounmpo made the first basket of the game with a layup.
Trae Young hit a jumper to give the Hawks their first point.
Giannis quickly ran to the opposite side and made a layup before Middleton hit a three-pointer.
Kevin Huerter’s three-pointer put the Bucks up seven points midway through the quarter.
Young then hit another long two-pointer, cutting the Hawks’ advantage to two points.
Brook Lopez responded with a three-pointer, and Holiday dunked on the next possession.
Huerter attempted but missed a jumper, and Collins capitalized with a slam on Huerter’s miss.
Bryn Forbes hit a three-pointer, giving the Bucks a 10-point advantage.
Gallinari then made a layup to put them up 26-18 with 2:02 left in the first.
He also made a three-pointer, bringing the Hawks’ lead down to three points.
The Bucks took a six-point advantage into the second quarter as the quarter finished 34-28.
In the second quarter, the Bucks overpowered the Hawks
Giannis cut Huerter off and drove straight to the opposite side for the first basket of the second quarter.
Bogdan Bogdanovic drove directly to the bucket and put a floater into it.
Pat Connaughton soon responded with a three-pointer, and Giannis finished with a floater.
Bogdan hit a three-pointer, and Forbes responded with a jumper.
Following that, Bobby Portis came up with a steal on Clint Capela’s botched pass and scored.
On the other end, Huerter hit a three-pointer. Giannis quickly responded with a layup.
Young quickly responded with a three-pointer.
Giannis found Holiday for a layup with a long pass.
Lopez scored again, this time on a dunk off a pass from Middleton.
Young drove to the basket but was stopped by Lopez near the rim.
Following that, Middleton came up with a steal and a reverse layup in transition.
Holiday made a layup on PJ Tucker’s pass to make it 60-40.
On the next possession, he also hit a three-pointer and a slam.
Collins ultimately hit a jumper, snapping the Bucks’ 20-0 run, with less than two minutes remaining in the quarter.
With Young’s three-pointer, the Hawks trailed the Bucks by 29 points.
Holiday got a foul and converted a reverse layup as the quarter concluded 77-45, with the Bucks leading the half by 35 points.
In the third quarter, the Bucks continued to smash the Hawks
The Hawks entered the third quarter trailing the Bucks by 35 points.
Young started the third quarter with a layup, and Giannis responded with a fadeaway jumper on the other side.
Giannis scored another layup after Holiday hit a three-pointer.
Capela responded with a hook shot, and Collings added another, this time a three-pointer.
Bogdanovic made a three-point shot.
On Tucker’s pass, Giannis made a layup over Capela, and Middleton added a three-pointer.
Middleton hit a fadeaway jumper on Holiday’s assist to make it 94-59.
Forbes hit a three-pointer, and the Bucks now lead by forty points with 2:03 left in the quarter.
Gallinari created a jumper. Connaughton hit a three-pointer to conclude the period at 103-63.
The Bucks capture the victory
Jordan Nowra started the third quarter with a layup, and Cam Reddish responded with a jumper on the other side.
Cam Reddish responded with a three-pointer after Mama Diadkite hit a jumper.
Nathan Knight took a terrifying tumble after blocking Elijah Bryant.
Jeff Teague made a bucket, and Reddish made a layup on the opposite end.
Thanasis Antetokounmpo’s dunk energized the bench and his younger brother Giannis.
On the other end, Kris Dunn made a jump shot.
Following that, Skylar Mays came up with a steal and dunk in transition.
Tony Snell’s layup with roughly a minute left put them up 87-122.
On the opposing side, Elijah Bryant scored a layup.
The quarter finished with the Bucks winning 125-91 and tying the series.
The Bucks were captained by Giannis
The Bucks trounced the Hawks, led by previous MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo’s outstanding effort.
Antetokounmpo led the Bucks in scoring with 25 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists.
In addition, he wowed everyone with his spin move past Solomon Hill and got praise from his teammates.
“I’d never seen that move before,” Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton remarked.
“That’s a fantastic move. That has to be among the top ten of all time.”
He also had a lot of help from his colleagues.
Behind Giannis, Jrue Holiday led the squad with 22 points, 2 rebounds, and 7 assists.
He also guarded Trae Young, the Hawks’ primary starter, limiting him to 2 of 8 with six turnovers.
Brook Lopez came in second with 16 points.
Khris Middleton scored 15 points, grabbed 7 rebounds, and dished out 8 assists.
As a result of their dominant performance and large lead against the Hawks, everyone on the bench got an opportunity to play.
And practically all of them scored in the time they were on the court.
The Hawks had a low-scoring night
The Hawks struggled on both ends of the court in Game 2.
They failed to get past the Bucks’ defense and had difficulty restraining them on the defensive end.
As a result, no Hawks player reached the 15-point mark.
Trae Young scored 15 points, the most among Hawks players.
He had two rebounds and three assists.
John Collins was the only starter to score in double figures.
He scored 11 points and pulled down 8 rebounds.
Danilo Gallinari, on the other hand, led the Hawks bench with 12 points and 2 rebounds.
Cam Reddish contributed 11 points and 1 rebound off the bench.
Both teams, the Hawks and the Bucks will play Game 3 on Sunday night in Atlanta.