Hawks unable to overtake Bucks

After a long disappointing west coast road trip, the Hawks returned home to face the Milwaukee Bucks on Peachtree night at State Farm Arena.

At the half the Hawks led the Bucks by 3 points

At the end of the 3rd quarter the Bucks offense in the paint gave a 13 point advantage heading into the fourth.

In the fourth the Hawks continued to fight with Trae Young nailing a floating jump shot.

With 7:03 on the clock DeAndre Hunter hit a 3 pointer.

Jabari Parker threw down a jam.

Even with the Hawks hard work and effort it wasn’t enough to overtake the Bucks. Milwaukee ended their three-game road trip with a 135-127 win over the Hawks. The Bucks are now on a fifth game winning streak.

While the Hawks gained their fourth straight loss, Atlanta outscored the Bucks in points off turnovers 25-16 and tied a season-low for turnovers for the third time this season with 13.

There was six Hawks players who scored double figures, including a career night from DeAndre Hunter who dropped 27 points, and 11 rebounds.

Trae Young finished with 25 points, 8 assists, 2 rebounds. Jabari Parker contributed 14 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists. Vince Carter finished with 13 points, two assists and one rebound. Carter reached the 6,500 career rebound mark and tied a season-high with three triples. Cam Reddish scored 12 points.  Allen Crabbe contributed 10 points. This is Crabbe’s second straight game scoring in double figures.

At the post game presser, head coach Lloyd Pierce spoke about the loss. “Our guys competed. We started every quarter in a deficit, which is troubling and  kind of been a point of concern for us the last couple of games but our guys competed.”

The Hawks now (4-10) will returns to action Friday Nov 23. 2019 against the Pistons in Detroit. The Hawks will return home on November 23, 2019 to face the Raptors at State Farm Arena. Tip off is at 7:30 pm.