The Bucks destroyed the Raptors

2017-04-21T11:30:52+00:00 2017-04-21T21:30:41+00:00.

Aris Barkas

21/Apr/17 11:30

Khris Middleton scored 20 points in a 104-77 win that gave the Bucks a 2-1 lead in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series over the Toronto Raptors.

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“It was big from the first play,” All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo said about the home-court environment. “It was just fun, fun to play with such great fans … Hopefully they can show some love and be loud in Game 4.” He finished with 19 points and eight boards.

Greg Monroe added 16 points and seven rebounds for the sixth-seeded Bucks, who held DeMar DeRozan without a basket and never looked back after leading by 20 points after the first quarter.

If the Bucks take this series, Game 3 might be seen as a turning point in the development of a rebuilding franchise in a town starving for basketball success. Milwaukee hasn’t won a playoff series since going to the conference finals in 2001.