NBA: Milwaukee Bucks thrash Toronto Raptors to take 2-0 lead

Giannis Antetekounmpo.
Giannis Antetekounmpo. Photo credit: Image: Getty

The Milwaukee Bucks have made a statement in game two of the Eastern Conference finals, claiming an emphatic 125-103 win over the Toronto Raptors.

Giannis Antetekounmpo was his usual self scoring 30 points, collecting 17 rebounds and five assists just minutes after being named as a finalist for the MVP of the regular season. 

But it was the Bucks' bench that proved to be the difference outscoring Toronto's bench 54-39.

The home side shot out to an early 9-0 lead and didn't look back, never trailing in the 22-point win.

The Bucks boasted the best record in the NBA this year and are two wins away from a spot in the NBA finals.

Nikola Mirotic (15), Malcolm Brogdon (14), George Hill (13) all contributed off the bench for the Bucks.

Kawhi Leonard top-scored for the visitors with 31 points, but it wasn't enough as the Raptors fell to their second loss in two days.

The series now shifts to Toronto where the two teams will meet on Monday NZT.