Giannis Leads Bucks to Easy Win vs. Hawks Despite Trae Young’s 26 Points

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 13: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks and Vince Carter #15 of the Atlanta Hawks defend their positions during the game on January 13, 2019 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The Milwaukee Bucks have fallen behind in the chase for the East’s No. 1 seed. 

Luckily, a trip to Atlanta came just in time.

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points and Eric Bledsoe had a 24-point, 10-assist double-double, leading the Bucks to a 133-114 victory over the Hawks on Sunday.

Milwaukee was coming off a disappointing road loss to the Washington Wizards, and Antetokounmpo responded by busting out an 18-point first half that helped keep the Bucks in the driver’s seat throughout.

The Hawks did not lead again after Khris Middleton’s layup gave Milwaukee a 22-21 lead with 5:23 remaining in the first quarter. Middleton had 17 points and 11 rebounds. 

Trae Young led the way with 26 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for Atlanta. 

What’s Next?

The Bucks host the Miami Heat on Tuesday. The Hawks host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday.


This article will be updated to provide more information soon.

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via Bleacher Report – NBA http://bit.ly/2gMI6gF

January 13, 2019 at 03:16PM

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