Giannis Antetokoumpo had 29 points and 10 rebounds, Khris Middleton made seven of Milwaukee’s 20 3-pointers, and the Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 123-102 on Tuesday night to even their second-round playoff series at a game apiece.

Antetokoumpo bounced back from a sub-par performance in Game 1, repeatedly attacking the rim with powerful drives to the basket. He went 7 for 16 from the floor and 13 of 18 at the foul line.

Middleton finished with 28 points for Milwaukee, which went 20 for 47 from beyond the arc. Eric Bledsoe added 21 points and five assists.

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo tries to drive past Boston Celtics' Al Horford during the first half of Game 2 of a second round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo tries to drive past Boston Celtics’ Al Horford during the first half of Game 2 of a second round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

The Bucks led by as many as 31 points after a closely played opening half. Game 3 is Friday night in Boston.

Marcus Morris paced Boston with 17 points. Jaylen Brown had 16, and Al Horford finished with 15.

Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving tries to drive past Milwaukee Bucks' Eric Bledsoe during the second half of Game 2 of a second round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 123-102 to tie the series at 1-1. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving tries to drive past Milwaukee Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe during the second half of Game 2 of a second round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 123-102 to tie the series at 1-1. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving tries to shoot between Milwaukee Bucks' Eric Bledsoe and Brook Lopez during the second half of Game 2 of a second round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 123-102 to tie the series at 1-1. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving tries to shoot between Milwaukee Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe and Brook Lopez during the second half of Game 2 of a second round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 123-102 to tie the series at 1-1. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Milwaukee Bucks' Eric Bledsoe reacts to his three-point basket during the second half of Game 2 of a second round NBA basketball playoff series against the Boston Celtics Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 123-102 to tie the series at 1-1. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Milwaukee Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe reacts to his three-point basket during the second half of Game 2 of a second round NBA basketball playoff series against the Boston Celtics Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 123-102 to tie the series at 1-1. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer reacts to a call during the second half of Game 2 of a second round NBA basketball playoff series against the Boston Celtics Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 123-102 to tie the series at 1-1. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer reacts to a call during the second half of Game 2 of a second round NBA basketball playoff series against the Boston Celtics Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 123-102 to tie the series at 1-1. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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