Bucks beat Hawks to tie Eastern Final | Professional
Milwaukee intended to make life difficult for Young two nights after the Bucks lost a seven-point lead in the final four minutes of Game 1. Young’s performance in Game 1 made him the first player in the game. history with at least 45 points and 10 assists in a conference finals game.
Young made eight turnovers in the first half alone. He shot 6 of 16 in total and 1 of 8 at 3 points.
Milwaukee took the lead in the opening minutes as Antetokounmpo continually reached the edge for easy baskets. The Bucks already had a double-digit lead before launching a 20-0 run late in the second quarter to open the game.
Holiday scored nine points in the push and finished the race with a 3 point and layup. Lopez added seven points during that streak.
The Bucks led 77-45 after a first half in which they shot 64.6 percent and capitalized on 13 Hawks turnovers, including eight from Young.
Falcons: Cam Reddish entered the game with 4:56 left in the second quarter, his first game since February 21 with an Achilles tendon injury. … Young had at least 20 points and seven assists in each of the Hawks’ 13 playoff games leading up to Friday. He is the first player to accumulate at least 20 points and seven assists in each of his first 13 career playoff games. … Reserve forward Nathan Knight made it to the locker room midway through the fourth quarter. Knight had landed on his back after blocking a shot.