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Bucks attacking inside for big half-time lead over Blazers

Giannis Antetokounmpo opened the game with a dunk and capped the first half with a fast-break dunk and a spinning jumper in the final 2.9 seconds, as the Milwaukee Bucks took a 72-50 lead over the Portland Trail Blazers Wednesday night at Fiserv Forum.

Known for their “Let it Fly” offense behind the 3-point arc, the Bucks took advantage of Portland paying attention to the perimeter and instead attacked the interior.

The Bucks posted a 44-12 margin on Points In the Paint, continually driving to the basket.

Antetokounmpo scored on a fast-break dunk with 2.9 seconds left in the half. After Pat Connaughton forced a turnover out of bounds on the inbounds pass, Antetokounmpo caught Malcolm Brogdon’s inbounds pass and hit a turnaround jumper to beat the buzzer.

Antetokounmpo leads all scorers with 25 points. Khris Middleton added 14 points, Brogdon 12 and Eric Bledsoe 10, as the Bucks already have four players in double figures.

C.J. McCollum leads the Blazers with 14. Damian Lillard added 12 and center Jusuf Nurkic has 11.

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