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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Al Horford's hook shot with 5.9 seconds remaining lifted the Atlanta Hawks a 103-102 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night in a game that was close throughout.
Horford's shot came after a driving layup by Monta Ellis had given the Bucks a 102-101 lead with 10.8 seconds left.
Horford had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Jeff Teague also scored 23 and added nine assists, and Devin Harris contributed 21 points for Atlanta.
Ersan Ilyasova had 19 points and newly-acquired J.J. Redick added 16 points and seven assists for Milwaukee. Larry Sanders added 12 points and 19 rebounds, one off of his career high.
The Bucks led by as much as 10 in the fourth quarter and Atlanta rallied from a late seven-point deficit.
A 3-pointer by Josh Smith cut Milwaukee's lead to 100-99 and after a shot-clock violation by the Bucks, Horford dunked to put the Hawks up 101-100 with 1:28 remaining.
Ilyasova then had a layup attempt blocked and Kyle Korver missed from 3-...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Atlanta Hawks have six weeks of four-game slates starting Monday. Josh Smith, Jeff Teague, Al Horford and Kyle Korver are must-own players in this stretch (and J-Smoove's fantasy owners should be happy that he wasn't traded). Devin Harris is definitely worth a look, especially after Saturday night's line (39 minutes, 21 points, four 3-pointers, four assists, a steal...
MILWAUKEE There was a very real chance Josh Smith could have been gearing up to play against his former team Saturday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Instead, the star forward took his usual place in Atlanta's locker room, his teammates nearly on the floor laughing as he cracked jokes and told stories. He's comfortable staying with the Hawks, but became convinced...
DOING IT OUR WAY
In a amusing little video from the marketing wizards at the NBA, Milwaukee Bucks stars and presumed best buddies Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis have been likened to the two most famous residents of Milwaukee, fictional or perhaps even otherwise, save for maybe Jeffrey Dahmer (but why would I go there, for crying out loud?): Laverne De Fazio & Shirley Feeney. For all of you...
At the center of trade rumors leading up to Thursday’s trade deadline, J.J. Redick thought he was prepared to be dealt to another team, but he wasn’t. The six-year-veteran says he was “shocked” after learning of a trade that would send him to the playoff contending Bucks.
According to Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel:
“I think you can prepare yourself as much as you think...
MILWAUKEE -- Shortly after the game ended, J.J. Redick sent a quick text message to his dad to tell him he thinks his new team is going to win a lot of games down the stretch.
Saturday night just wasn't going to be one of them.
The new-look Bucks played well for the majority of the game just as they did against Brooklyn on Tuesday and Wednesday night. Yet again, Milwaukee...
ST. FRANCIS, Wis. After acquiring J.J. Redick in a trade with the Magic on Thursday, Bucks general manager John Hammond's mind traveled back to a story his former boss used to tell him about a three-guard rotation working.
The general manager of the Detroit Pistons, Joe Dumars, described how he and Isiah Thomas gave up minutes to Vinnie Johnson in order to help the Pistons...
Here are five things we learned from the Hawks' 122-108 victory over the hapless Sacramento Kings on Friday, a high-scoring game that had a 1980s feel, even though Atlanta was decked out in retro uniforms from 1997:
Josh Smith played like a man no longer carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders
The box score indicates that Smith rolled the Kings for 18 points, six...
ATLANTA (AP) -- When Josh Smith took the challenge of defending DeMarcus Cousins, the Atlanta Hawks finally took control against the Sacramento Kings.
Smith, who remained in Atlanta after being discussed in talks leading up to Thursday's trade deadline, came through with his defense one day later.
Al Horford led Atlanta's balanced scoring with 24 points and the Hawks overcame...
Ok kids, time to take a trip in our Hot Tub Time Machine all the way back to 1977. There was this show on ABC called “Laverne & Shirley” and it took place in Milwaukee. It featured two besties who were just trying to make it in the world. Fast forward to 2013 and the Bucks have incorporated the theme song into a promo for Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- On the second game of a tough road trip, Al Horford and the Atlanta Hawks made the most of a chance to put away a weakened opponent.
Horford had 23 points and 22 rebounds, leading the Hawks to a 114-103 victory over the banged-up Detroit Pistons on Monday night. It was the fifth win in six games for Atlanta.
The Pistons were without injured guard Brandon...
J.J. Redick made his Bucks debut Saturday against the Atlanta Hawks at BMO Harris Bradley Center. The seven-year-veteran received a warm welcome from the crowd.
Instead of acquiring Josh Smith from the Hawks, as was widely rumored that they would, the Bucks swung a deal to bring in J.J. Redick from the Magic
On a trade deadline day which did not hold many surprises and/or major deals, one involving the Magic and Bucks probably held the most intrigue.
In a six-player deal, Orlando traded their fan-favorite shooting guard...
Good thing the NBA waited until a day after the trade deadline to release this new Laverne & Shirley themed BIG commercial featuring the Bucks starting backcourt of Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis – both of whom were tossed around in trade scenarios. It’s a fun commercial, definitely worth a watch:
Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Late flight
The Atlanta Hawks were thought to be pretty close to trading Josh Smith to their opponent on Saturday night.
The team's recent run of Playoff appearances had appeared to run its course. A deal could not be struck and so both the Hawks and Bucks went their...