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Bucks take 2-0 lead in playoffs with 132-98 win over Heat

Playoffs

ANKARA – The Milwaukee Bucks sealed an easy 132-98 win over the Miami Heat late Monday to take a 2-0 lead in the first round of Eastern Conference playoffs.

Giannis Antetokounmpo was the top scorer for the Bucks with 31 points, 13 rebounds and six assists.

Khris Middleton scored 17 points, and Pat Connaughton dropped 15 points.

For the Heat, Dewayne Dedmon finished with 19 points and nine rebounds, while Goran Dragic added 18 points.

Game 3 will be played in Miami on Thursday.

Jokic’s 38 points help Nuggets tie series 1-1

The Denver Nuggets defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 128-109 to tie the series 1-1 in the first round of Western Conference playoffs.

Nikola Jokic dominated the game with 38 points, and Michael Porter Jr. dropped 18 points for the winning side.

Damian Lillard was on fire with 42 points and 10 assists for the Blazers as CJ McCollum finished the game with 21 points.

The series moves to Portland for Game 3, which will be played on Thursday.

Separately, Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson won the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award after beating his teammate Joe Ingles and New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose.

The 28-year-old player became the first Utah Jazz player to be named the Sixth Man of the Year. (Anadolu)

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