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After getting shellacked by the Bucks the previous night, the Hawks rebounded their way to a 90-85 win in Milwaukee.

“I think our energy and effort were good coming out of the gate,” said head coach Mike Budenholzer on the team’s response to the 30-point loss on Friday. “I think our hands, our rotations… that’s how you get deflections and turnovers and hopefully you can turn those into points.”

Deflections and turnovers is how the Hawks dominated early, turning Milwaukee’s own success from Friday against them. Atlanta forced two turnovers in the first few minutes, which were pivotal in helping Atlanta start off with a 13-3 lead. The Bucks then engaged themselves on defense, which led to a very sloppy end of the first quarter that once saw the Hawks gain five offensive rebounds on one possession… only for Dennis Schröder to turn the ball over on a bad pass. The first quarter ended with a 21-10 Hawks lead.

The Bucks responded in the second quarter, outscoring Atlanta 27-18 in the period. Milwaukee hit four 3s in the quarter, including one from Jared Dudley, who actually happened to miss shots in this contest. The Bucks had taken a lead in this quarter, but the Hawks closed to the quarter strong to retake the lead into halftime. Continue Reading…

Hawks Shellacked by Bucks

Bo Churney —  December 26, 2014

The Hawks’ five-game winning streak came to an end on Friday night when Jason Kidd’s Bucks team came into Philips Arena and laid down a whoopin’, beating down Atlanta by a final score of 107-77.

The first quarter was a hotly contested quarter that saw Adreian Payne make his NBA debut. After a nice driving layup by Dennis Schröder, Jerryd Bayless responded with a 3-pointer to give Milwaukee a 24-22 lead after 12 minutes. The Bucks then came out with supreme defensive pressure in the second quarter, forcing a myriad of turnovers from the Hawks’ offense. Kidd and Milwaukee schemed well, as they used their length and athleticism to quickly double and make the Hawks panic with the ball. This led to forced passes by the Hawks, which often ended up going the other way for Milwaukee buckets.

“Turnovers and when we did get a shot, we didn’t shoot it well,” said Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer of the factors behind the loss. “I think that’s a credit to their defense, particularly the turnovers, but I think the poor shooting percentage too, I thought their defense and their activity was good.”

The second quarter came to an end with a foolish 3-point attempt from Jeff Teague, where he shot a transition pull up with over six seconds left and with the Hawks possessing superior numbers, including an open Kyle Korver. The shot clanked badly and the Hawks trailed 58-42 at the halftime buzzer. Continue Reading…