The Atlanta Hawks were able to force two overtime periods, but were not able to put the Milwaukee Bucks away at home, falling 117-109 in double overtime.
The Atlanta Hawks lose their second game in as many nights, as they drop their second game to the Milwaukee Bucks this season, falling at home in double overtime, 117-109.
Atlanta was able to force two extra frames with clutch shooting in the fourth quarter and the first overtime period, but simply ran out of gas in the second overtime period to an always energized Milwaukee Bucks team.
As largely expected, the Atlanta Hawks had no answer for the great rebounding team of the Milwaukee Bucks, losing on the glass, 82-54. Somehow the Atlanta Hawks were able to make this an exciting game despite being brutally bludgeoned on the boards.
The Atlanta Hawks had four players in double figures scoring against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night. Paul Millsap led the way with 27 points and 11 rebounds in his double-double. He was a high-volume shooter against the Bucks, making 10 of his 24 field goal attempts. Millsap also had six assists, two blocks, and a steal in defeat.
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Dennis Schroder had to play a ton of minutes Saturday night, as starting point guard Jeff Teague aggravated his wrist early in the second half. Schroder had 25 points coming off the Atlanta bench in 40 minutes of playing time. He had a double-double as well with 10 assists and was only two assists shy of a triple-double with eight rebounds. Schroder also had a steal and a block in this game.
Al Horford nearly had a double-double with 17 points and nine rebounds. He was 8-14 from the field and finished with three blocks, two assists, and a steal. Kyle Korver had 12 points on 5-11 shooting. Korver finished with three steals, an assist, and a rebound.
Overall, this was definitely a winnable game for the Atlanta Hawks. Milwaukee’s star player small forward Giannis Antetokounmpo fouled out with several minutes remaining in the fourth quarter and the starting backcourt of Milwaukee tonight of Khris Middleton and O.J. Mayo both had quiet nights.
Besides Antetokounmpo playing well in the first three quarters, Milwaukee got a great game out of Jabari Parker, Greg Monroe, and Michael Carter-Williams in their double overtime road victory over the Atlanta Hawks. The Bucks are still very careless with the basketball, but this team still has a very bright future ahead of it under head coach Jason Kidd.
The Atlanta Hawks will need to gather themselves on Sunday, as the will welcome a historically dominant Golden State Warriors team to Philips Arena on Monday night. Stephen Curry‘s Warriors have lost five times this season. Atlanta will need to play a near-perfect game to beat Golden State at home.