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ECF Game 2 Rapid Recap: Bucks 125, Hawks 91

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Milwaukee ties up the series with a blowout win

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In a little bit of a different fashion than Game 1, the Milwaukee Bucks obliterated the Atlanta Hawks in Game 2, closing things out with a 125-91 victory. The series is now tied at one game apiece.

NBA.com Box Score

The Bucks’ 3-point shooting returned to form to start this one off, as the squad would open up shooting 7-of-12 from deep. However, the Hawks’ 52.6 percent from the floor would keep them in it. After one period of play, Milwaukee owned a 34-28 advantage.

Milwaukee would absolutely come alive in the second quarter. How alive? They’d rattle off a 20-0 run. Yes, you read that correctly. It was all Bucks in the second quarter. Going into intermission, the home team carried a 32 point lead, 77-45. Here’s a crazy stat about the second quarter:

The Bucks would keep turning it on in the third, not allowing Atlanta even a chance to sniff their way back into this one. Midway through the quarter, starters were beginning to be pulled. Going into fourth, the Bucks blew things open to a 40 point lead, 103-63.

It would be smooth sailing for Milwaukee from that point on. There was absolutely zero danger of Milwaukee’s lead being in even any real jeopardy, as they put the final touches on a massive 125-91 Game 2 victory.

Stat That Stood Out

In the second quarter, Milwaukee won the period by a score of 43-17. They’d do so thanks in large part to an absolutely massive 20-0 run that absolutely ignited the Fiserv Forum crowd. From that point on, Atlanta was done and dusted with no real chance of making this game competitive again. Just an incredible quarter and run by the Bucks to really blow this one open, and ultimately, tie the series.