Fri. Dec 2nd, 2022

Trae Young 11 of the Atlanta Hawks is guarded by Milwaukee Bucks’ Jevon Carter in the second half of a game played at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on November 14, 2022. Stacy Revere/Getty Images/AFP

De’Andre Hunter scored 24 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Bucks 121-106 on Monday, ending a nine-game losing streak in Milwaukee.

The Hawks beat Milwaukee for the second time this season, marking their first home defeat for the Bucks. Two of Milwaukee’s three losses this season have been against Atlanta.

Hunter scored a double three-pointer and was 10 to 10 on the line, and Trae Young added 21 points and 9 assists. Clint Capela had 19 points and 10 rebounds.

“We knew from the beginning this match was going to be difficult,” said Capela. “We knew we had to be aggressive and ready to hit the road.”

Milwaukee was led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, who had 27 points, 11 points and 8 rebounds. MarJon Beauchamp broke the season’s record with 20 points. Bobby Portis had 14 points and 10 rebounds from the bench.

The Hawks had not won in Milwaukee since December 9, 2016. The clubs will complete their series in Atlanta on January 11, 2023.

Atlanta continued to lead with 18 points. Milwaukee came close to 9 points with 3:12 to go with Portis’ basket, but Atlanta went to an 8-2 run and left the game behind.

Hawks shot 56.2 percent in the first half and closed the half with a 63-50 lead and Young scored 14 points. Milwaukee managed to stay close due to his success in free throws. The Bucks were 24 to 17, and the Hawks were 6 to 6.

Milwaukee took back Antetokounmpo after missing two games due to pain in his left knee. Grayson Allen (flu) came back after missing the last game and Beauchamp played even though his right calf was bruised. However, Jrue Holiday missed his third game in a row with a sprained right ankle.

Atlanta returns home to play Boston on Wednesday. Milwaukee hosts Cleveland on Wednesday.

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