Milwaukee has the number one overall seed, and Orlando is hobbled by injuries, but none of that mattered Tuesday afternoon. It was an early tip-off, 12:30 central time, mid-week, and Milwaukee didn't show up early. The Bucks played a solid 90 seconds and led 8-2. By the end of the first quarter, they were down 33-23. The final score ended up being a comfortable 122-110 edge for Orlando.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had a nearly perfect stat line for the Bucks. He collected 31 points, 17 rebounds, and seven assists with the only blemish being five turnovers. The supporting cast was quiet, especially from the starters. George Hill was the second-highest scorer off the bench, netting 16.
Orlando had five players in double figures with center Nikola Vucevic contributing a game-high 35 points. Vucevic shot a scorching 63 percent from the field. If you are looking for a silver lining, the Bucks weren't the only high seed to lose Tuesday. Lebron James' Lakers fell to Portland 100-93 to fall behind 1-0 in a Western Conference first-round series.