Antetokounmpo dominates as Bucks go 2-0 up over Pistons


Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo puts down Detroit’s Thon Maker.Credit:AP

Maker has had a horror shooting run in the two play-off losses, missing eight of his 10 field goals in game one and seven of nine in game two.

He has missed all nine three-point attempts.

Maker will repeatedly appear on Antetokounmpo’s highlight reel from the game, including a massive second-quarter dunk over the Australian.

The Pistons – who will host the next two games – have been without their All-Star power forward Blake Griffin, who is suffering knee soreness.

Earlier, the Boston Celtics rallied to defeat the Indiana Pacers and take a 2-0 lead in their play-off series, although their Australian big man Aron Baynes’ bad run of injuries may have continued.

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The Celtics won 99-91 in Boston and need just two more wins to move on to the second round.

The Pacers led by 12 points late in the third quarter but Kyrie Irving, who top-scored with 37 points, and Jayson Tatum, with 26 points, led Boston’s comeback with major plays in the final quarter.

Baynes was sensational in the opening two minutes of the game with a dunk, block and three-pointer, but his hot form cooled in the second period when he fought for a rebound and appeared to twist an ankle.

He did not play in the fourth quarter.

The big Queenslander has struggled with injuries this season, missing 31 regular season games with a broken hand, bruised foot and ankle sprain.

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