MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 30 points and 17 rebounds, reserve Ersan Ilyasova added 17 points and the Milwaukee Bucks never trailed Friday night on the way to beating the Toronto Raptors 125-103 and taking a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

Antetokounmpo scored 11 points in the fourth for the Bucks, who wound up with six players in double figures — three of them reserves. Nikola Mirotic scored 15, Malcolm Brogdon had 14, George Hill 13 and Khris Middleton 12.

Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points for Toronto, which gave up the game’s first nine points, never led and trailed by double digits for the final 39 minutes. Kyle Lowry scored 15 and Norman Powell had 14 for the Raptors.

Game 3 is Sunday in Toronto.

THESE GOLDEN State Warriors have long been able to score in fabulous, jaw-dropping flurries. Down by eight to the Portland Trail Blazers at home with four minutes to go Thursday night, they needed every last burst, perfect pass, driving layup and dunk.

“Our experience really paid off for us tonight, having a bunch of guys who just won’t quit,” said Draymond Green, who was smack in the middle of it all.

Stephen Curry scored 37 points and the Warriors rallied from a 15-point halftime deficit before holding off Portland on the final possession for a 114-111 victory and a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.

Golden State Coach Steve Kerr insisted his team stole the game with a sensational final few minutes and another familiar third-quarter outburst.

His counterpart, Terry Stotts of the Trail Blazers, considered it a “lost opportunity” on the road.

PACERS: The NBA banned guard Tyreke Evans at least two years for violating the league’s anti-drug policy.

He can apply for reinstatement in 2021.

TACKO FALL, the University of Central Florida center, spent his entire college career described as a 7-foot-6 athlete who showed remarkable athleticism for someone his size.
But the NBA draft combine revealed Fall’s measurements were slightly different. He broke combine measurement records.
Fall was measured at 7-foot-7 with shoes on and 7-foot-5 1/4 without them.
He weighed in at 289 pounds, had an 8-foot-2 1/4 wingspan, a 10-foot-2 1/2 standing reach and 6.8 percent body fat.
Jonathan Givony of Draft Express reported Fall “just broke every figure in our database for height, wingspan and reach dating back to the ’80s.”


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