Giannis Antetokounmpo helps Milwaukee Bucks to defeat Atlanta Hawks 122-113

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored six times on his way to 36 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Atlanta Hawks 122-113 to snap their four-game winning streak on Sunday.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo scored six times on his way to 36 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Atlanta Hawks 122-113 to snap their four-game winning streak on Sunday. He scored 16 rebounds and eight assists while his teammate Khris Middleton got 21 points as they escaped their third defeat.

On the other hand, for Atlanta Hawks Dejounte Murry scored 20 points, gave 12 assists and eight rebounds.  De'Andre Hunter and Bogdanovic scored consecutive 3-pointers midway through the fourth quarter, bringing Atlanta within 94-89, but Middleton and Brook Lopez responded with 3-pointers for Milwaukee, as they increased the lead to 100-89.

Damian Lillard, Milwaukee Bucks point guard, was held out for personal reasons. The Milwaukee Bucks had gone 0-5 without Lillard this season. Lillard's availability for the Bucks' game against Washington on Tuesday night remains uncertain.



Patrick Beverley, whose condition was doubtful due to an injured right wrist, scored 18 points as the fill-in starting point guard. Beverley stated that Bucks coach Doc Rivers "was kind of hesitant" to give him a full starter's share of minutes before receiving clearance for his wrist ailment.

Atlanta Hawks faced difficult due to injury 

Dejounte Murray, who had 44 points in Atlanta's 123-122 overtime victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night, had 20 points, 12 assists, and eight rebounds. 



The Hawks were again missing injured players Onyeka Okongwu and Jalen Johnson, increasing an already difficult task of guarding Antetokounmpo.
The next match for Milwaukee Bucks is against Washington Wizards while Atlanta Hawks faces Chicago Bulls to book their spot in the play-in spot.

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