NBA: Hawks rally past Bucks

Bogdan Bogdanovic scores 32 points to lead Atlanta

Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday (21) controls the ball against Atlanta Hawks guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (13) during the second quarter on April 25, 2021, at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Bogdan Bogdanovic matched his season high with 32 points and Lou Williams scored all of his 15 points in the fourth quarter, to spark the Atlanta Hawks to a 111-104 come-from-behind win over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday.

Bogdanovic and Williams each had three treys during a 19-6 fourth-quarter run that allowed Atlanta to snap its six-game losing streak against Milwaukee. The Hawks made seven straight 3-point attempts in the fourth quarter after going 5-for-25 to start the game.

Bogdanovic was 12-for-21 from the field and 6-for-11 on 3-point baskets and Williams was 4-for-7 on 3s, along with six assists.

Atlanta (34-27) improved to seven games over .500 for the first time since March 11, 2017, the last season the Hawks made the playoffs. The Hawks also got 20 points from Kevin Huerter and 18 points from John Collins.

The Hawks were playing without leading scorer Trae Young for the second night with a left ankle sprain.


Milwaukee (37-23) got 31 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks from Giannis Antetokounmpo and 23 points from Khris Middleton.

Atlanta has won 11 of its last 14 games. The win pushed Atlanta into a tie for fourth place in the Eastern Conference with the New York Knicks.

Milwaukee led by eight points with 10:08 left to play, but took its first lead since the first quarter on a 3-pointer by Williams with 6:59 left to put the Hawks ahead 85-84. It was the first basket of the game for Williams.

The Bucks led 29-26 after the first quarter and stretched the lead to 51-43 at halftime. Milwaukee played a clean first half, committing only three fouls and not sending Atlanta to the line through the first two quarters.

Milwaukee led by as many as 11 points in the third quarter, never letting the Hawks get closer than three points, and took a 78-70 lead into the final quarter.

Atlanta travels to Detroit for the completion of a back-to-back on Monday. The Bucks will play the second game of a four-game road trip on Tuesday at Charlotte.

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