Hawks Rout Bucks to Tie Series at 2; Giannis Leaves Game with Injury
Eastern Conference Finals – Game 4:
Atlanta 110, Milwaukee 88
–The Bucks turned in a listless performance and were blown out by the Hawks in Game Four as the best-of-seven series is now tied at two games apiece.
Jrue Holiday scored 19 points and had nine assists, while Khris Middleton added 16 points in the loss for Milwaukee.
The Bucks shot just 39 percent from the floor and eight-of-39 from three point range in the loss.
An awful shooting night might be the least of their worries, after Giannis Antetokounmpo left the game in the third quarter with a hyperextended left knee. Giannis did not return to the game, and his status for Thursday’s Game Five is unknown. He finished with 14 points and eight rebounds in the loss.
The Hawks were without their star point guard Trae Young, who was ruled out before the game with a bone bruise. Lou Williams led the way for Atlanta with 21 points, Bogdan Bogdanovic added 20 points in the win.
The series comes down to a best-of-three – the first team to win two games wins the Eastern Conference title and moves on to the NBA Finals. The Bucks get the first shot at a victory Thursday night when they host game five – tipoff is 7:30 PM.