Bucks rally to beat Hawks 98-90, snap Atlanta's road win streakWisconsin Sports
-- The Milwaukee Bucks came back from 11 points down to beat the Atlanta Hawks last night, 98-90 at the Bradley Center.
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Bucks came back from 11 points down to beat the Atlanta Hawks last night, 98-90 at the Bradley Center.
The Hawks led by three at the half. And the game was tied four times in the third quarter before Atlanta rallied to take a 75-64 lead going into the final period. Earl Boykins then took over, scoring 11 of his 20 points in the final 12 minutes. Milwaukee sealed the victory at the free throw line end its two-game losing streak.
Corey Maggette led the Bucks with 22. Both teams shot just over 43-percent, but Atlanta only made 23-percent of its shots in the fourth quarter while the Bucks hit 61-percent in that stretch. Jamal Crawford led the Hawks with 20 points. Al Horford, who missed two games with a sore ankle, had 17 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists.
Atlanta broke a six-game road winning streak. Had they won, the Hawks would have had their longest win streak away from Philips Arena since 1993. The Bucks are back to nine games below .500, and they’re a game-and-a-half behind Charlotte for the eighth-and-final playoff spot in the NBA’s Eastern Conference. They’ll play at Toronto tomorrow night.