Published: Mon, May 20, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Giannis Antetokounmpo Blatantly Traveled During Game 1 of ECF & Nobody Even Noticed

Giannis Antetokounmpo Blatantly Traveled During Game 1 of ECF & Nobody Even Noticed

While Giannis Antetokounmpo acknowledges that LeBron James' departure opened up the East, that fact should not diminish what the Bucks have accomplished.

The rout was on.

All signs are pointing to a 2-0 series lead for Milwaukee before the series heads to Toronto. It's something Toronto has never done.

If you missed any of the action, we had you covered with live highlights, updates and more from Game 2 below. Their bench has already made an impact in this game with 13 points in the first frame.

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 30 points and 17 rebounds to lead Milwaukee 125-103 over the Toronto Raptors on Friday, putting the Bucks up 2-0 in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals. All Star forward Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points on 10-of-26 shooting. Kyle Lowry scored 15 and Norman Powell had 14 for the Raptors. The Spaniard was trending on Twitter all night.

"I didn't see it as open", Antetokounmpo said Thursday (per ESPN). Serge Ibaka had eight points and 10 rebounds. They made some big shots, made some big plays.

"We stole that game", Kerr added. The total is 216, following Milwaukee's 108-100 Game 1 victory.

As good as Marc Gasol was in the postseason series against the Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, he's been absolutely useless in this series so far.

How tough is it to stop the bleeding? "Especially on the road". Boston, on the other hand, isn't that hard to come back against.

The Raptors' suffering continued.

The Bucks swept the Pistons in the first round of the playoffs and then went on to defeat the Celtics with a 4-1 series win in the conference semifinals before opening up the conference finals with a win over the Raptors. Milwaukee took a 64-39 advantage into the halftime break.

What was once a 28-point lead by the Bucks has been cut down to 13 after a Raptors' run. Seldom-used Jodie Meeks scored on a three-pointer at the buzzer and the Raptors trailed Milwaukee with 95-78.

The national media had their doubts on the Bucks heading into the post-season simply calling them an inexperienced regular season team that can't get it done in the playoffs. In the first two games against Portland, Curry has gone for 37 and 38 points, his 2nd and 3rd-highest tallies of the playoffs. But, who they will play against is uncertain. Both coaches went deep into their benches soon after. Durant won't play before Game 5, and the worst-case scenario at that point is a 2-2 series. "We didn't play very well tonight, we played better Wednesday".

But once the Bucks found their groove, they did not let up, reeling off four straight wins to send the Celtics home.

When you're playing the way Antetokounmpo is, you've earned the right to talk a little smack.

That heat has been cranked up a couple hundred degrees. Four of the series were sweeps.

Can Kyle Lowry lead the Raptors to their first National Basketball Association title?

Like this: