Hawks rally behind incredible team effort to even series against Bucks 2-2

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The Atlanta Hawks defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 110-88 to even up the series tonight in Atlanta 2-2 as the series heads back to Milwaukee. It took everyone on the roster to make this one happen, and each player in the rotation delivered in their own way. Despite missing their star player in Trae Young, the young Hawks team came together to keep the dream alive in the season’s biggest game.

Despite spending most of his career coming off the bench, Lou Williams stepped into the starting role and did as good of a job as one could ask for. The Hawks sixth man poured in 21 points on 7/9 shooting to go with eight assists and just one turnover.


His backcourt partner Bogdan Bogdanovic did his part as well, contributing 20 points on six made threes. He looked comfortable in the previous matchup but struggled mightily; however, tonight, he was able to find his rhythm.


Speaking of guys finding a rhythm, Hawks fans were absolutely elated to watch as Cam Reddish’s first real stint in the Hawks rotation since returning from injury saw him score 12 points and make a trio of threes. Not only did the second-year wing score the ball, he did a great job defending Khris Middleton throughout the game, as he drew the Bucks’ primary scorer and helped hold him to just 16 points.

Clint Capela and Onyeka Okongwu made their impact on the defensive end of the floor all night as well and did a great job containing the Bucks’ interior scorers throughout the game. Okongwu specifically flashed his incredible ability defending on the ball, as he was the Hawks’ best answer for The Greek Freak. Outside of a third-quarter hot streak for Giannis, he was held mostly in check in this one.

However, during that run, Giannis went down with a terrifying injury that’s severity has yet to be determined. All eyes will be on his status as well as Trae Young’s heading into game five, and everyone in the NBA world will be hoping for good news for both of the superstars. Game 5 is Thursday at 8:30 PM in Milwaukee.

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