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Giannis Antetokounmpo makes history in Game 3 victory over Magic

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The Milwakee Bucks dismantled the Orlando Magic thanks to Giannis Antetokounmpo dominance. The reigning MVP makes NBA playoff history as he became the first player ever with at least 35 points and 10 rebounds in a playoff game while shooting 85% overall, reports usatoday.com.
Giannis finished the contest with 35 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, shooting 85 per cent from the field and 66 per cent from the three point line.
The Bucks took the lead in the first playoff round series vs the Orlando Magic. Game 4 of the series will take place on Monday.
Antetokounmpo, the favourite to repeat as the league’s MVP, made his first eight shots and finished 12 of 14 from the floor. He also received help from fellow All-Star Khris Middleton, who finished with 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists after struggling from the field in the series’ first two games.
Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic finished with 20 points on eight of 19 shooting and grabbed five rebounds, while D.J. Augustin had 24 points and six assists and Terrence Ross mustered 20 points as the Magic’s biggest contributors off the bench.
Milwaukee’s overwhelming performance built on their comfortable victory in Game 2. The Bucks turned stingy defense into easy offense, scoring 50 points in the paint and 14 in transition, complementing that with a 17 of 37 mark from three-point distance.
The Bucks led by as many as 34 points in the third quarter. The Magic got within 104-92 with 7:22 to play in the fourth, but an emphatic Antetokounmpo driving dunk capped a 9-0 spurt to get Milwaukee’s lead back over 20 points with 5:24 remaining.
Milwaukee used a 15-3 first-quarter run to build a 23-12 lead, before that advantage then ballooned throughout the second quarter and eventually reached 73-43 when Middleton hit a three-pointer in the opening minute of the third quarter.
The Magic were again without starting forward Aaron Gordon (hamstring) and reserve guard Michael Carter-Williams (foot), who have not played during this series.
Milwaukee’s Marvin Williams and Orlando’s James Ennis III were ejected from the game in the second quarter after both players were assessed with double technical fouls for a physical tussle after battling underneath the basket for a rebound.
As the ball moved toward Milwaukee’s end of the court, Ennis banged into Williams, then Williams shoved Ennis and grabbed hold of his jersey.
As official Kevin Scott and Milwaukee assistants Charles Lee and Darvin Ham attempted to break the players up, Ennis forcefully brought his arm forward.

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