Bucks vs. Hawks: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Bucks vs. Hawks: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Bucks vs. Hawks: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Milwaukee Bucks (27-19) play against the Atlanta Hawks (25-25) at State Farm Arena

Game Time: 6:00 PM EST on Monday January 17, 2022

Milwaukee Bucks 114, Atlanta Hawks 121 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Frank Madden @fmaddenNBA
Bucks are now 4-11 against East teams seeded #7-12 and 5-3 against East teams seeded #1-6. Thankfully they’re 5th which would save them from having to face one of the play-in teams in the first round! pic.twitter.com/GhkdbHk14V11:33 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Utah is the NBA’s best offense, by a lot in terms of efficiency (116.5, with No. 2 Atlanta at 112.6), but LAL have been very effective thus far, holding them to 33 points at the 4:53 mark of the 2nd Q. Jazz shooting 31.3%, and have 9 turnovers. – 11:27 PM
Kane Pitman @KanePitman
Postgame @lockedonbucks w/@Frank Madden 🦌
-The Bucks help ATL bust the streak!
-A first for the 2021-22 Milwaukee team
-Big picture concerns?
-Is there major roster needs?
-Khris Middleton’s shot making is beautiful
📺 https://t.co/8thaT46Mku
🎙️ https://t.co/fq5or6OoXX pic.twitter.com/Cd42lTh0CG11:18 PM

Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Trae Young on Okongwu:
“He’s a lot like me in a lot of ways. We’re small but we’re smart. He’s small for his position as a big & undersized, but he’s very smart… He’s going to only get better at his game as years go on, but right now as a base, he’s a very cerebral player.” – 11:01 PM
Trae Young @TheTraeYoung
MLK was back home in Atlanta today !! 🖤 Peace & Love 🖤
#MLKDay pic.twitter.com/EX2C3xd9xG10:58 PM

Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
De’Andre Hunter on Onyeka Okongwu:
“He plays a lot bigger than he looks. I make fun of him all the time, saying he’s only 6-5, but he plays really hard. He’s a lot stronger than he looks and he’s really athletic… He did a hell of a job today (on Giannis).” – 10:56 PM
John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
Today @ ATL was the Bucks’ first loss (they were previously 23-0) after taking a lead into the 4th quarter.
That leaves the Suns (27-0) as the only undefeated team when leading after the 3rd.
nba.com/standings?Grou…10:37 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Hawks end game on 25-8 run, come back on Bucks to snap 10-game home losing streak nba.nbcsports.com/2022/01/17/haw…10:36 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
And, Bobby Portis on third qtr woes:
“Every half we come out then the team makes a run..& then we think we can just cut it back on & it’s not really like that. We gotta play the game right way.
“The basketball gods don’t like that, man.”
jsonline.com/story/sports/n…10:31 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
The Raptors have gone toe to toe with 3 contenders (Suns/Bucks/Heat) over the last week. Would’ve been nice to come away with more than 1 win given the effort, and kicking away the Detroit game sure stings, but an encouraging stretch if you can separate process from result. – 10:14 PM
Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Sources: @NBAonTNT report on Trae Young’s intentions to participate in the 3-Point Contest if selected as an All-Star and the Atlanta Hawks’ plan to place a bid to host All-Star Weekend. pic.twitter.com/5RJ1ITFbQe10:06 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
“Tonight we didn’t make the timely shot. We gotta be better defensively, not put as much pressure on Khris & Giannis to deliver in that situation.”
Coach Bud’s ASL Press Conference: pic.twitter.com/PZiuilbbKa10:02 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
With his 30 points against the Bucks tonight, Trae Young took over the NBA scoring lead from the injured Kevin Durant.
Jayson Tatum (27) jumped Steph Curry for 4th.
(Donovan Mitchell plays later tonight) pic.twitter.com/KwSURJXci49:54 PM

Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Trae, on Onyeka Okongwu’s defense:
“He’s a lot like me in a lot of ways. We’re small, but we’re smart. He’s small for his position as a big and undersized, but he’s very smart. He knows angles. He knows that guys when they dunk, they bring it back. He knows to go grab the ball.” – 9:47 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
34 points in 35 minutes tonight for Khris.
34 PTS | 7 REB | 4 AST | 2 BLK pic.twitter.com/0PEJfqLYkJ9:42 PM

Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
De’Andre Hunter on the Cam Reddish trade. They’ve been super tight since they were drafted: “I was sad to see him go but I was happy for him as well. It was obviously something he wanted. He got to go to a place he wanted to go. I’ll miss him, of course, that’s my guy.” – 9:40 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
De’Andre Hunter on Onyeka Okongwu’s defense: “He plays a lot bigger than he looks. I make fun of him all of the time saying he’s only 6-5. He plays really hard. He’s a lot stronger than he looks and he’s really athletic.” – 9:37 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
De’Andre Hunter on his takeaway from this win:
“Just our effort. I feel like our effort has been lacking in a few games. I feel like we play hard sometimes, but it has to be an all-the-time thing… If we keep playing with this effort, we’ll be able to defend a lot better.” – 9:36 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Onyeka Okongwu on his mindset guarding Giannis:
“I’m always going to play physical. I’m always going to do what I do, be aggressive, physical, foul if I need to. I don’t back down to anybody. That’s how it’s always been. How it always will be. That’s the type of player I am.” – 9:32 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
The leading scorers tonight meet up postgame. pic.twitter.com/Jz0O1yH0hO9:29 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Giannis grinding through the game.
27 PTS l 6 REB l 6 AST l 1 BLK pic.twitter.com/pnc82VajjS9:18 PM

Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
John Collins and Onyeka Okongwu each recorded 3 blocks in tonight’s game, marking the second time this season a pair of Hawks teammates have each tallied at least 3 blocks in the same outing. – 9:16 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
In the span of a month:
1) Onyeka Okongwu came back from a long-term injury absence.
2) Played a great game in a Hawks’ win guarding Joel Embiid.
3) Got COVID and came back saying, “COVID messed me up.”
4)Played a great game in a Hawks’ win guarding Giannis Antetokounmpo. – 9:13 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
The best from tonight’s game in Atlanta. pic.twitter.com/F0Y88W8fFJ9:08 PM

Jason Walker @JasonWalkerNBA
Okongwu line: 6-8, 12 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks and a steal in 36 minutes where he stuck with Giannis on a 8-20 night for the MVP. Big performance! – 9:05 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Atlanta poured in a season-high 71 points in tonight’s second half, including a season-high 38 points in the fourth quarter. – 9:03 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Trae Young had 15 points, 3 assists and a steal in the fourth quarter (30 points, 11 assists overall).
Danilo Gallinari had 9 points and 2 assists in the fourth (16 points and 3 assists overall). – 8:54 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Season-high 34 points for @Khris Middleton tonight. #NBAAllStar
🎰: @paysbig pic.twitter.com/M6Jz78P5518:50 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Bulls, Bucks, Nets, 76ers all have lost today. A good time for the Heat to make a move. With a win would be percentage points out of first in East. – 8:49 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Trae Young vs the Bucks:
30 PTS
11 AST
14-14 FT
W
It’s his 41st 30p/10a game — no other Hawks player since the Pete Maravich era has more than 4. pic.twitter.com/mGBmUJ1MDd8:47 PM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
The Nuggets are one game behind the Bucks in the loss column. If Giannis isn’t knocked out of the MVP race because of record, Jokic can’t be either.
Granted, I assume Milwaukee goes on a run when they get healthy, but it’s getting harder and harder to justify ignoring Jokic. – 8:44 PM
Justin Garcia @tmjgarcia
Bucks drop to 6-12 against teams outside the top 10 and bottom 10 in the standings.
They beat the good teams and dominate really bad teams but play with their food against mediocre opponents – 8:42 PM
Matt Williams @StatsWilliams
Entering Monday, every team in the NBA had outscored an opponent by 10+ points in the 4th quarter at least once this season except the Hawks.
Atlanta outscored Milwaukee by 12 points today, snapping a 10-game home losing streak. – 8:41 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Atlanta’s 10-game home losing streak is done. They get their first home win since Nov. 22 and beat the Bucks 121-114. Hawks are now 18-25.
Young: 30/4/11, 7/17 FG
Hunter: 20/9, 6/17 FG
Collins: 16/12
Okongwu: 12 points, 8 rebounds, 3 blocks, 1 steal – 8:40 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
I like to differentiate between fast and quick. Until someone invents the time machine, Danilo Gallinari is never going to be fast.
But he has looked quick this week. – 8:40 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
#Hawks come back to win in Atlanta, topping the #Bucks 121-114 pic.twitter.com/cy4pAgF76l8:40 PM

Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
FINAL: Hawks 121, Bucks 114
Bucks surrender a double-digit halftime lead and drop their second straight game. They’ve now lost 6 of their last 8 games. – 8:40 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Hawks trailed by 14 but rally to defeat the Bucks, 121-114.
Atlanta REALLY needed this win, which staved off a franchise-high tying 11 straight home losses. First home win since Nov. 22.
Fourth quarter was scrappy and high-energy, two things they’ve been missing. – 8:40 PM
Tony Mejia @MejiaDinero
Thoughts and prayers with those with me on that Hawks-Bucks under. Been that kind of night – 8:39 PM
Jason Walker @JasonWalkerNBA
Okongwu closing and impacting the game with his defense, screensets, and overall basketball acumen, has been the difference. Even Gallo out here getting charging calls on Giannis! – 8:34 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
i can’t wait to watch de’andre hunter in his prime – 8:32 PM
Rob Peterson @ShotDrJr
Bucks surrender double-digit leads and lose in back-to-back games. Yuck. – 8:32 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Grayson Allen strayed a step too far off of DeAndre Hunter. Young to Hunter, who drives and finishes off glass. This one might be a wrap.
Hawks up, 115-109, with 26.3 seconds left. – 8:31 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Strong take from De’Andre Hunter to the rim.
Hawks lead 115-109 with 26 seconds to go.
Hawks showing a lot of fight to end this one – 8:31 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Big answer from Bobby Portis. Hits a 3 to match Trae Young’s 3, but Young gets Okongwu a bucket. And the Hawks are up five. – 8:27 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Did Bucks decide going at Gallinari on every play was too easy? – 8:26 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Gallo had 4 points in the first half; 12 points so far in the second half
Hawks lead, 106-105, with 3:25 to play, after two FTs by Trae Young – 8:24 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Use-it-or-lose-it to Budenholzer.
Hawks lead, 106-105, with 3:25 left. – 8:24 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Man, that’s a tough offensive foul to whistle on Middleton. Hawks go the other way and get a bucket. Gallinari 3 gives the Hawks their first lead of the night.
Hawks up, 104-103. – 8:21 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
omg, the Hawks have taken the lead – 8:20 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Hawks lead for the first time – 8:20 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Middleton going good-for-bad here in the fourth. Another turnover = Gallinari free throws, and now Middleton commits an offensive foul. #Hawks have a chance to tie/take the lead. – 8:20 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
As they have all game in these moments, the #Bucks answer with key points to keep the #Hawks from getting over. – 8:18 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Per Hawks PR, Trae Young tied Josh Smith for 11th place in franchise history with 2,170 career assists. – 8:16 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
With his ninth assist tonight, Trae Young has 2,170 career assists, tying Josh Smith for 11th place in franchise history. – 8:15 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Back to a 3-point game here at State Farm Arena after a 3-pointer by Kevin Huerter
5:42 to play
Bucks lead, 100-97 – 8:15 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Hawks still hanging around. Down 3 after Huerter’s 3… – 8:14 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Khris Middleton’s fifth turnover = Kevin Huerter three, and the #Hawks once again are within a possession at 100-97. – 8:14 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Wesley Matthews has fouled out in 21 minutes tonight.
Bucks up, 100-94, with 6:19 left. – 8:13 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Five fouls for Wesley Matthews now, with just over six minutes left in regulation. #Bucks lead 99-91. – 8:11 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Hawks trailed the Bucks by just two points at the 11:40 mark of the fourth after a 3-pointer by Lou Williams.
Deficit is back up to 10, 99-89, with 6:53 to play. – 8:09 PM
Kane Pitman @KanePitman
Peak comedy of Atlanta’s strategy of immediate take fouls came in the postseason last year when Bogdanovic put himself in early foul trouble just to stop a fastbreak in the first quarter. Terrible look and makes the game hard to watch. The Hawks are among the worst offenders. – 8:08 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Hawks cut it to two early in the fourth after a Lou 3.
They’ve only scored three points since then and are now down 10 with 6:53 to go – 8:08 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Grayson Allen gets a tech for doing something dirty. – 8:06 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Grayson Allen is the same dude – 8:04 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Was that a tech on Grayson Allen or Portis? It didn’t look like anything for Portis – 8:04 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Khris Money Middleton!! 💰
@Khris Middleton x #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/qMdFDHsxOn8:04 PM

Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
With his third three-pointer tonight, John Collins has 267 in his career, which ties Josh Smith for 16th place in franchise history. – 7:57 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Hawks will enter the fourth quarter trailing the Bucks 88-83.
John Collins: 16 pts, 12 reb, 2 blk, 2 ast
De’Andre Hunter: 16 pts, 4 reb, 2 ast
Trae Young: 15 pts, 8 ast, 4 reb
Onyeka Okongwu: 10 pts, 7 reb, 2 ast, 2 blk, 2 stl – 7:56 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
#Bucks lead 88-83 going into the fourth quarter, but yet again an opponent outscores them in the third. Atlanta scored 33 in the period after netting 50 in the first half. – 7:56 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Hawks have cut the Bucks’ lead to five and now trail 88-83 entering the fourth quarter.
Hunter: 16/4, 4/11 FG
Collins: 16/12, 5/14 FG
Young: 15/4/8, 5/12 FG – 7:54 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
If the Hawks can’t come back and win this game, they are going to be five games out of the final Play-In spot. Not the final Playoff spot. Play-In!
What the heck has happened here? – 7:54 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Atlanta has gotten the lead down to 3/4/5 a few times, but in each instance the #Bucks have come up with an answer. The latest was a three by Khris Middleton. – 7:50 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Pat spins & dishes to Donte for the three!! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/fnfInWShaf7:50 PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
With his third three-pointer of the game, Donte DiVincenzo has passed Malcolm Brogdon for 19th on the #Bucks all-time made threes list at 245. – 7:45 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Bucks up, 77-70, with 3:36 left in the third quarter.
They had a 12-point lead at halftime and the Hawks have battled back into this thing. Continuing theme for the Bucks as of late. – 7:43 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
The #Bucks haven’t quite been able to shake the #Hawks – they lead 77-70 – but Atlanta hasn’t really put anything together consistently. – 7:42 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
That’s a tough one, but for Onyeka Okongwu to just now be picking up his second foul (in his 25th minute) is HUGE for the Hawks, playing without Capela – 7:38 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Pat Connaughton has always been a good screener, but he’s really figured out the intricacies of slipping and flipping and changing the angle as the screener for Giannis Antetokounmpo in the pick and roll.
Fun to watch. – 7:38 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Everything falling for Khris tonight.
23 points & counting. pic.twitter.com/IG37yQXoCp7:33 PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Three players have reached double figures for the #Hawks, but Khris Middleton has 23 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo has 16 and the #Bucks lead 72-62 with 6:51 to go in the third quarter. – 7:33 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Earlier tonight, @SethPartnow texted me something like, “What are the Hawks doing with their help defenders at the top of the floor when Giannis has the ball?”
They just left Middleton open for a catch-and-shoot 3 on the left wing in the second half. Didn’t fix it at halftime. – 7:29 PM
Kane Pitman @KanePitman
If Khris Middleton keeps doing this in Atlanta, Hawks fans will be able to join Celtics fans in the therapy group after watching that man continuously cook against their team. – 7:27 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
What’s the most shocking record among these four?
Grizz: 30-15
Cavs: 27-18
Lakers: 21-22
Hawks: 17-25 – 7:20 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
🌟 1 VOTE = 2 VOTES TODAY ONLY 🌟
RT or tap below to vote @Jrue Holiday for #NBAAllStar!! – 7:19 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
👍🏾 Votes Count Double Today 👍🏾
RT or tap below to vote @Khris Middleton for #NBAAllStar!! – 7:15 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
🌟 DOUBLE VOTE DAY 🌟
RT or tap below to vote @Giannis Antetokounmpo for #NBAAllStar!! – 7:11 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Fancy Footwork from Khris. pic.twitter.com/scRBywH8G27:08 PM

Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
HALFTIME: Bucks 62, Hawks 50
Trae Young: 11 pts, 6 ast
Onyeka Okongwu: 8 pts, 5 reb, 2 blk, 1 ast
John Collins: 7 pts, 11 reb, 2 blk – 7:04 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Hawks down 62-50 to the Bucks at halftime.
Young: 11/6, 4/8 FG
Okongwu: 8/5
Huerter/Collins went a combined 4/20 in the half – 7:03 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Half: Bucks 62, Hawks 50 – 7:03 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
11-2 #Bucks run pushed their lead to 14, they go into the half up 62-50 on the #Hawks7:03 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
That’s a ridiculous stepback jumper by Middleton. Goes between the legs three times and dances his way to the corner against Collins.
Nasty. – 7:02 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Big Ragu cooking early. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/JEZFgAfEmf7:02 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Let’s get Delon Wright back on the Raptors. Nobody understands him like I do. – 7:00 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
On that recent Portis miss from three, you can see Okongwu starting to figure out how to measure the closeout a little better so that he does not foul the jump shooter. – 6:59 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
#Bucks lead 54-46 with 2:55 to go in the half. They’re doing a good job of not letting Trae Young find a ton of space – he’s got nine points on 4 of 8 shooting. Kevin Huerter is 2-for-10 and John Collins is 2-for-7.
Giannis Antetokounmpo (14) and Khris Middleton (12) lead MKE. – 6:57 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
He can dunk.
He can shoot.
What can’t @Giannis Antetokounmpo do?! #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/m9UxRtMDov6:56 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Pat has passed Eric Bledsoe for 13th on the Bucks All-Time three pointers list with this bucket!! pic.twitter.com/ra5o2sHAqB6:55 PM

Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
With his second field goal tonight, Kevin Huerter has 1,000 in his career. – 6:54 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Already a few pretty finishes at the rim for Onyeka Okongwu in this game. – 6:53 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Onyeka Okongwu damn near finishes every look he gets at the rim – 6:53 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
With his second three-pointer of the game, Pat Connaughton has passed Eric Bledsoe for 13th on the #Bucks all-time made threes list at 320. – 6:51 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
#Bucks have a 16-14 edge in points in the paint, and lead the #Hawks 40-31. Six points off Atlanta turnovers have helped, too. – 6:47 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
With Lou Williams’ first three-pointer tonight, he has 194 as a Hawk, and ties Mike Scott for 23rd place in Atlanta history. – 6:46 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Khris is feeling the jumper. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/M5YraEVRYu6:45 PM

Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
That’s a ridiculous pass by Antetokounmpo. Whip pass out of the double team for the 3Vincenzo.
And DiVincenzo hit another one on the next possession. And @ZoraStephenson never said 3Vincenzo. Disappointing. – 6:45 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Jordan Nwora begins the second quarter in place of Grayson Allen with the other four #Bucks starters. – 6:40 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
You don’t want to get tangled up with Giannis. 😳 pic.twitter.com/A1lLos3WeR6:39 PM

Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
After one quarter, the Bucks lead, 26-17. Middleton leading the way for the Bucks with 8 points.
Advanced Stats
OffRtg: 108.3
DefRtg: 73.9
Net Rtg: +34.4
ORB%: 23.1%
DRB%: 66.7% – 6:37 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
End of the first quarter: Bucks 26, Hawks 17
Hawks shot 31.8% from the field (7-22) and 15.4% from 3 (2-13), with five turnovers, so obviously a messy start here. – 6:36 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
After one, Khris Middleton has eight points and Grayson Allen has six as the #Bucks lead the #Hawks 26-17. – 6:35 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Hawks down 26-17 to the Bucks at the end of the first quarter.
Young: 7, 3/5 FG
Okongwu: 4/4, 2/2 FG
Hawks shot 32 percent in the quarter and were 2/13 from – 6:35 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
The #Hawks have started 1-for-12 from behind the three-point line. Trae Young has the one make and seven points.
#Bucks lead 20-12. – 6:29 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
That couldn’t have been any easier for Middleton to get to the rim.
Bucks up 20-12 with 2:43 left in the first quarter – 6:28 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Middleton just has to be better in those situations.
When he’s on the floor without Antetokounmpo, teams are going to double and trap him in the pick-and-roll. He has to be stronger with the ball or get off of it quicker. – 6:26 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Oh my gosh, Giannis.
That is a poster. – 6:23 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Neither team making jumpers today in Atlanta. Hawks are 0-for-7 from 3. Bucks are 0-for-4 from 3.
But the Bucks are getting easier looks at the rim and lead, 8-4, with 6:57 left in the first quarter. – 6:19 PM
Justin Garcia @tmjgarcia
very interested in the Donte vs Trae minutes – 6:18 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Both teams struggling to get any shots to fall. Hawks are 2/12 and 0/7 from 3, Bucks shooting 3/10 and 0/4 from 3.
Hawks have had a few wide open looks but they’re just not falling right now
Bucks up 8-4 early – 6:18 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Khris snags this one & passes to Grayson for the sweet finish. pic.twitter.com/yayhZ8kW4W6:18 PM

Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Hawks’ three-point shooting is brutal.
0-for-6 and not one of them has been close. – 6:17 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Hawks are getting some nice open looks to start this game, but have started 2-11 from the field (0-7 from 3).
Bucks, however, are 3-10, so not much better – 6:17 PM
Rob Peterson @ShotDrJr
The shooting in this Bucks-Hawks game 😬 – 6:16 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
That leakout by Giannis might be the Hawks’ best transition defensive play of the season (albeit the high point of a low bar).
Collins and Hunter got an attentive double to seal him off quickly. – 6:16 PM
Matt Williams @StatsWilliams
Darius Garland last 5 games:
20.8 PPG
12.6 APG
Over the last 40 seasons, the only other players at age 21 or younger to average 20 points and 12 assists over a 5-game span are Luka Doncic and Trae Young. – 6:16 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
#Bucks and #Hawks have each started 2-for-8 – 6:15 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Bobby Portis grabs his own miss and gets the game’s first bucket in Atlanta. – 6:12 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kyrie Irving was discussing his injury in the second round of last year’s playoffs used air quotes when saying Giannis Antetokounmpo’s foot “just happened to be in the way.” – 6:09 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
It’s time for Bucks Basketball!! pic.twitter.com/tRMehuLcQw6:06 PM

Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
A fun thing is that Onyeka Okongwu is shooting 80.4 percent from the field this season (37 for 46). – 5:57 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
John Collins enters tonight’s game ranked second in the NBA in FG% by a starting forward (.543 FG%) and 5th in 3FG% by any player (.443 3FG%). He’s the only player to be averaging 17+ PPG on .540-or-better FG% and .400-or-better 3FG% this season. – 5:55 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
In his last two games, Grayson is averaging 16.5 points while shooting 57.1% from the field.
🎥: @Socios pic.twitter.com/4mtMTeBUA05:55 PM

Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Over his past two games, Danilo Gallinari is averaging 17.5 PPG, 4.5 RPG and 1.5 APG as a reserve. This season, Gallinari is ranked 21st in PPG amongst all bench players, averaging 10.0 PPG as a reserve. – 5:40 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Hawks starters for tonight:
Trae Young
Kevin Huerter
De’Andre Hunter
John Collins
Onyeka Okongwu – 5:37 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
George Hill gets the start today for the #Bucks. – 5:35 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Hawks starters vs. Bucks
Trae Young
Kevin Huerter
De’Andre Hunter
John Collins
Onyeka Okongwu – 5:34 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Our Starting 5️⃣ in Atlanta: pic.twitter.com/ArGL7ZIif35:33 PM

Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Bulls about to drop a season-high fourth game. Next two are against Cleveland and Milwaukee … six coming? – 5:28 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
On November 14th, the Bucks finished their season-long five-game road trip with a 2-3 record after a 120-100 loss to the Hawks in Atlanta.
🔄 @BetwayUSA Game Rewind: pic.twitter.com/NadlDwA1M45:21 PM

Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
In his last outing against the Bucks, Trae Young tallied 42 PTS (16-26 FG, 8-13 3FG), 10 AST & 8 REB. Young became only the fourth player in NBA history to notch 40+ PTS, 10+ AST, 8+ REB and 8+ 3FGM in a single game, joining James Harden (3x), Paul George and Russell Westbrook. – 5:19 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
How many threes is Wes draining tonight? 👌 pic.twitter.com/AHwrSyjSVe5:14 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Kha$h money.
🎥: @Socios pic.twitter.com/UNrroH0lvr4:56 PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Funny moment: @DaveKoehnPxP asked me about the “whistle” from the other day. My mind immediately went to #Bengals#Raiders.
He’s like, uh, no – #Bucks – #Raptors ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Mike Budenholzer was not thrilled with THAT whistle, for sure:
jsonline.com/story/sports/n…4:55 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Atlanta continues its four-game home stand tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks.
This is the second of three meetings between these two teams this season…The Hawks took a 120-100 victory on 11/14.
 
Game Notes: nba.com/gamenotes/hawk…4:52 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
#Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer said Jrue Holiday remains day-to-day with his sore left ankle but added the point guard has gotten in work the last two days. – 4:43 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
When asked by @Jim Owczarski during his pregame media availability, Mike Budenholzer confirms that Jrue Holiday’s left ankle soreness remains a day-to-day injury and he may play vs. Memphis on Wednesday. – 4:41 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Quick trip to the A.
📸: @MotorolaUS pic.twitter.com/XwnBZYbZvn4:34 PM

Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Would not be shocked to see Danilo Gallinari used some on Giannis tonight with Capela out.
Nate just talked about what he would need from his “4s and 5s”. – 4:23 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Donte showing off. 💧
📸: @MotorolaUS pic.twitter.com/qoN6C24RrY4:16 PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Two of the #Bucks Big Three warming up prior to taking on the #Hawks. pic.twitter.com/wzXcUwdSEN3:57 PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Please read a couple of pieces featuring the insights of #Bucks legend Oscar Robertson on Martin Luther King Jr.:
via @TheUndefeated & Martenzie Johnson (theundefeated.com/features/i-don…) and Yahoo! & @Vincent Goodwill (sports.yahoo.com/oscar-robertso…) – 3:50 PM
Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
Charles Barkley: “I’m thinking the Hawks are that pretty girl whose makeup came off and they ugly.”
Kenny Smith: “The story of Chuck’s life.”
Example No. 9,998,988 why this is the best studio show ever. – 3:44 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
LaMarcus Aldridge back in for the first time since the Nets’ loss to Milwaukee on Jan. 7. They need him to score with KD out. – 3:26 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
LaMarcus Aldridge checking in for the #Nets. It’s his first action since Jan. 7 against the defending champion #Bucks. #NBA3:25 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
The Battle in Atlanta.
🎰: @paysbig pic.twitter.com/lPpSjzi7mb3:01 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Miles Bridges doing this against NY in the Knicks first home game after they included Kevin Knox in a trade as a throw-in… is salt in the wound – 2:40 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
On a national day of service, thought to share how #Bucks players have been impacting communities.
Like how @Jrue Holiday & @laurenholiday12 were already setting in motion what they would do in their new home via the @thejlhfund before the news got out.
bit.ly/JrueAndLaurenH…2:34 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
“We want to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for always believing in justice, freedom and equality for everybody.”
@Bobby Portis
#MLKDay pic.twitter.com/uQ3fMNEz0s2:02 PM

Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Miles Bridges scored 22 points in the first quarter against the Knicks. Now that Kevin Knox is gone we can definitively say they should’ve drafted either of the Bridges instead. – 1:39 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
#MLKDay pic.twitter.com/hdsSoPq6hS1:34 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Give our newest fan, Hunter, a warm Bucks welcome!!
He’s ready to cheer on the team in his @Froedtert & MCW Bucks blanket. #FearTheDeer #FearTheFawn pic.twitter.com/oEtUH1mheu1:02 PM

Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Hopping on @929TheGame now to talk Hawks! – 12:24 PM
Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
ICYMI Last Week
The trade deadline is Feb. 10.
Here’s 4 potential trades for Ben Simmons, Damian Lillard, Myles Turner & Christian Wood
That give the Sixers, Blazers, Magic, Hawks, Knicks, Rockets, Pacers and Hornets new hope.
nbabigboard.com/p/four-nba-tra…12:23 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Cam Reddish opens up about trade from Hawks to Knicks: ‘It was just time to make a move for me’ nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…12:19 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
My annual Hawks trade tiers story is here. The untouchables, the likeliest candidates to get moved, one player to watch, who teams would ask for in blockbuster deals, salary filler and more.
Subscribe below ⬇️
theathletic.com/3073510/2022/0…12:07 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
My latest #NBA Top 5 power rankings through Saturday’s games.
I repeat. Through Saturday’s games
1. Suns
2. Warriors
3. Grizzlies
4. Bulls
5. Jazz
Next 5: Nets, Bucks, 76ers, Heat, Cavs.
1 last thing: Keep LeBron James’ name out of MVP conversation. https://t.co/nkpJFfCSZJ pic.twitter.com/cd4umaYXfS12:06 PM

Trae Young @TheTraeYoung
Another Day, Another Opportunity💯 – 12:04 PM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Giannis Antetokounmpo voted 2021 European Player of the Year
eurohoops.net/en/trademarks/…12:03 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Undeniable.
1 RT = 2 VOTES for @Jrue Holiday!! #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/9RJ71S0tUe12:01 PM

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