Bucks try to put brakes on losing streak in Atlanta
(Sports Network) – The Milwaukee Bucks will try and halt a four-game losing
streak tonight when they visit the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena.
Milwaukee suffered a 113-111 loss to the Utah Jazz on Saturday despite a huge
performance by Michael Redd, who recorded a franchise-record 57 points. He
made 18-of-32 shots from the field, including 6-of-12 from beyond the arc, and
buried 15-of-17 from the free-throw line to break Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s mark
of 55 points against Boston on December 10, 1971.
However, Redd missed a game-tying foul shot with 12.1 seconds remaining and
the game-winning shot at the buzzer. Ruben Patterson scored 18 points for
Milwaukee, while Charlie Bell added 11 points in defeat.
The Bucks are 1-3 on the road this season and will travel to New Jersey after
Tuesday’s game in Atlanta.
Meanwhile, the Hawks had a four-game winning streak come to an end on Saturday
with a 113-112 overtime loss against the Seattle SuperSonics.
Joe Johnson led the Hawks with 28 points and 10 rebounds, as the Hawks were
trying to win five consecutive games for the first time since 1999. Josh Smith
scored 24 points and Zaza Pachulia notched 21 for Atlanta. Josh Childress
added 17 off of the bench for the Hawks, who lost for the first time since
opening night at Philadelphia.
The Hawks are 0-1 on a three-game homestand and 2-1 as the host this season.
Milwaukee went 3-1 against Atlanta last season and has won six of the last
eight meetings. The Bucks have also won two in a row at Philips Arena.