The Milwaukee Bucks were dominant in Game 2, getting a much needed win, 125-91, over the Atlanta Hawks to even up the series at 1-1.
ESPN’s First Take earlier today said that Trae Young is the biggest star remaining in the playoffs. Well, the biggest star left in the playoffs got clamped by Brook Lopez on the perimeter and Jrue Holiday locked him in the basement.
This was a comprehensive bounce back performance from the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 2 and it all started on the defensive end. It still feels like there’s plenty of meat left on the offensive bone, but this was an impressive all around effort.
I can’t believe Mike Budenholzer’s adjustment was to move Jeff Teague’s minutes from the first half to garbage time in the fourth quarter. Wild stuff.
Those Jeff Teague garbage time minutes have me worried that Bud will like what he saw.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee with 25 points on 11-of-18 from the field, 9 rebounds and 6 assists.
Jrue Holiday scored 22 points, Brook Lopez added 16 and Khris Middleton finished with 15 despite struggling.
Every player that suited up for the Bucks played at least three minutes and everyone except for Justin Jackson scored.
Here’s some advanced stats:
Offensive Rating: 125.3
Defensive Rating: 91.0
Net Rating: 34.3
Offensive Rebound Percentage: 38.8%
Defensive Rebound Percentage: 78.3%
Trae Young finished with 15 points on 6-of-16 from the field, 1-of-8 from 3-point range and 2-of-3 at the free throw line. Young finished with 2 rebounds, 3 assists and 9 turnovers.
Game 3 from State Farm Arena will be on Sunday, June 27. Tipoff is set for 7:30 PM (Central Time) and will be nationally televised on TNT.