ATLANTA (AP) – Louseven minutes, including a jumper that gave Atlanta its first lead of the second half. Bogdan 32 points, and the Hawks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 111-104 on Sunday night. Williams had 15 points while . The Hawks overwhelmed the Bucks with their barrage of eight 3-pointers in the final seven minutes.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points with 14 rebounds, but the Bucks couldn’t complete anothersweep of an Eastern Conference rival. Milwaukee settled for two wins in its three-game series against the of Philadelphia completed the sweep of that series.
Khris Middleton had 23 points, and Jrue Holiday had 19 points with 11 assists for Milwaukee.
Kevin Huerterof six consecutive losses to Milwaukee. John Collins had 18 points for Atlanta, which has won four of its last five and 11 of 14. Point guard Trae Young ( ) was held out for the second consecutive game, leaving Atlanta without its top scorer.
After holding Atlanta to 17 second-quarter points, Milwaukee led 51-43 at halftime.
A jumper by Antetokounmpo to open the second half gave the Bucks their first double-digit lead at 53-43, but they couldn’t. Williams’ first 3-pointer – his first field of the second half at 85-84 with 6:59 remaining. Williams added two more 3s in a string of five consecutive long-distance baskets that gave Atlanta a 98-90 lead. Bogdanovic added two 3s in the run, and a layup by Williams pushed the lead to 100-90.
Bucks: F. P.J. Tucker (sore left ankle) did not play, but stay on top of it all.”Budenholzer said, “We anticipate this should be very short-term. I think he’s in a good place as long as we
Hawks: Atlanta‘s last win over Milwaukee came on March 31, 2019. … Coach Nate McMillan said Young “hasn’t done anything the last couple of days” in basketball activities while rehabbing the ankle injury. Young’sfor Monday’s game at Detroit, though he said in a TV interview near the Hawks bench during the game he is improving every day. … C Clint Capela, who with a back contusion, was cleared to start after participating in pregame warmups. He had 14 rebounds, giving him at least 10 for the 13th consecutive game and 48th in 53 games.
Bucks: Continue a four-gameat Charlotte on Tuesday.
Hawks: Visit Detroit on Monday to complete the back-to-back.
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