The Atlanta Hawks' recent lack of offensive punch has contributed to their current slump, though they seemingly have a solid chance to snap out of their funk against a Milwaukee Bucks team that's struggling to defend lately.
Atlanta seeks its 11th win in the last 13 home meetings with Milwaukee when the teams meet Friday night.
The return of leading scorer Joe Johnson did little for the Hawks' struggling offense as they shot a season-worst 33.7 percent in an 85-82 loss to Golden State on Wednesday.
Johnson, who missed the previous two games with tendinitis in his left knee, finished with a team-high 18 points but hit only 6 of 17 shots.
Atlanta (20-15) has lost six of eight, shooting 39.2 percent and averaging 83.6 points. Another sub-40 percent performance Friday would mark the first time it's done that in four straight games since Dec. 23-31, 2006.
"I thought we missed a lot of point-black shots with nobody around,'' said Johnson, who added he isn...