Milwaukee Swipes Atlanta Without Giannis

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) in 2018. Photo by Jevone Moore/Cal Sport Media/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9485611ac)

Atlanta Hawks and the Milwaukee Bucks squared off this week at Phillips Arena in Atlanta, with the visitors missing reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. This matchup was between the teams who have the best and the worst records in this season, with Milwaukee holding the best record (28-5), and the Hawks having the worst (6-26). 

Giannis was ruled out from this match due to a minor injury but even without him, the Bucks had no problems against Atlanta. The visitors maintained total dominance from the start and won with a total score of 86-112.  Both teams had 91 field goals attempts, with Bucks scoring 50.5%, while Atlanta’s shot was terrible, with only 36% and a disastrous 12/41 for 3 points. 

Hawks first star Trae Young played only 15 minutes and scored 12 points with 2 assists. Allen Crabbe was Hawk’s top scorer with 20 points in 21 minutes and 4 rebounds. Milwaukee’s first man on this match was Chris Middleton who had 23 points, 6 rebounds, and 7 assists, followed by Ersan Ilyasova and Brook Lopez with 19 and 18 points. After this match, Milwaukee remains on top of the Eastern Conference, while Atlanta is stuck on the bottom.