NBA Playoffs: Bucks beat Raptors, protect home court

By Satuk Bugra Kutlugun

ANKARA (AA) – The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Toronto Raptors 125-103 on Friday night to take 2-0 series lead in Eastern Conference Finals.

Bucks were hot from the start, increasing a 25-point deficit at the half, crushed Raptors' dreams to tie the series and steal home court advantage.

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 30 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and dished out 5 assists in the victory, while a total of six players scored in double-digits for the Bucks.

Turkish international Ersan Ilyasova scored 17 points off the bench, while Spain's Nikola Mirotic chipped in with 15 points.

For the Raptors, Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points, Kyle Lowry added 15 points but it was not enough to escape from Bucks' routing.

Here is the latest situation in NBA Playoffs:

Eastern Conference Finals:

(1) Milwaukee Bucks 2-0 Toronto Raptors (2)

Western Conference Finals:

(1) Golden State Warriors 2-0 Portland Trail Blazers (3)