111-104. Lou Williams emerges as Hawks’ winning factor against Bucks

Atlanta (USA), Apr 25 (EFE) .- Backup guard Lou Williams scored four triples in the final seven minutes, including a jump shot that gave Atlanta its first lead of the second half of the game they came back and they beat the Milwaukee Bucks 111-104.

Serbian guard Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 32 points as leader of the Hawks (34-27), who won the second consecutive game and are consolidated at the head of the Southeast Division and fifth in the Eastern Conference.

Guard Kevin Huerter scored 20 points for the Hawks who ended a six-game losing streak against Milwaukee.

Power forward John Collins scored 18 points for Atlanta, which has won four of its last five and 11 of 14 games played.

Point guard Trae Young (sprained left ankle) stayed out for the second straight game, leaving Atlanta without its leading scorer.

Williams, who finished with 15 points, scored all of them in the fourth quarter. The Hawks overwhelmed the Bucks with their eight 3-pointers in the final seven minutes of the game.

The backup guard had missed seven field goals before his drought-breaking 3 gave Atlanta its first second-half lead at 85-84 with 6:59 left.

Greek power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo again shone in the singles game with a double-double of 31 points and 14 rebounds, but the Bucks failed to complete another season sweep of an Eastern Conference rival.

Milwaukee settled for two wins in its three-game series against the Hawks one day after they beat the Philadelphia Sixers 132-94, which they did sweep.

Forward Khris Middleton had 23 points and point guard Jrue Holiday had a double-double of 19 points with 11 assists as the Bucks’ game director, but could not prevent the defeat of Milwaukee (37-23), third best record of the Eastern Conference and prominent leader of the Central Division. EFE

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