Scores and takeaways from the Hawks vs. Bucks matchup
Milwaukee and Giannis Antetokounmpo win Game 2 to even the series.
In-Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, the Atlanta Hawks took home-court advantage from the Milwaukee Bucks, but the Bucks responded forcefully on Friday. In a game settled before halftime, they thrashed the Hawks, 125-91. As we fly to Atlanta, the series is currently knotted 1-1.
With 25 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks, but all three Bucks stars shot well from the field, with Jrue Holiday adding 22 points and Khris Middleton adding 15. Sadly, no Hawk could match Middleton’s 15 points, while Trae Young led the Hawks with the same number. The only Hawks starter to shoot above 50% was John Collins, as the squad as a whole went cold from behind.
The series will now be played in Atlanta’s State Farm Arena for the next two games, with Game 3 on Sunday. Milwaukee has regained the series lead, but keep in mind that Atlanta lost Game 2 in Philadelphia after winning Game 1 in the second round. Take a look at what transpired. The Hawks won that series, and they’re not going down without a fight in this one. For the time being, these are the three most important lessons from Game 3.