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The Milwaukee Bucks are shorthanded and coming off of a disappointing loss. With Trae Young back in the lineup and owning the confidence from a win over the Bucks earlier this season, the Hawks should find victory.
Atlanta Hawks def. Milwaukee Bucks
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|Atlanta Hawks||Head-to-Head||Milwaukee Bucks|
|Nate McMillan||Head Coach||Mike Budenholzer|
|8-5 (4th in East)||Standing||10-2 (1st in East)|
|112.3 (16th of 30)||Off Rtg||110.2 (23rd of 30)|
|110.8 (10th of 30)||Def Rtg||104.2 (1st of 30)|
|101.7 (6th of 30)||Pace||99.8 (15th of 30)|
Leaders (Per Game)
|T. Young (27.4)||PPG||G. Antetokounmpo (31.8)|
|C. Capela (12.0)||RPG||G. Antetokounmpo (12.2)|
|T. Young (9.3)||APG||J. Holiday (7.9)|
|D. Murray (2.2)||SPG||J. Carter (1.6)|
|C. Capela (1.5)||BPG||B. Lopez (2.7)|
|O. Okongwu (.672)/D. Murray (8.8)||FG%/FGM||G. Antetokounmpo (.542)/G. Antetokounmpo (11.4)|
|A. Holiday (.500)/T. Young (2.3)||3P%/3PM||G. Allen (.426)/J. Holiday (2.4)|
|Bogdan Bogdanovic||Atlanta Hawks||4 Nov 2022||Out (Knee)||There is no timetable for Bogdanovic's return.|
|Onyeka Okongwu||Atlanta Hawks||12 Nov 2022||Day to Day (Personal)||Okongwu was OUT for Atlanta's Saturday (Nov 12) game.|
|Joe Ingles||Milwaukee Bucks||25 Sep 2022||Out (Knee)||Ingles isn't expected to return until January.|
|Pat Connaughton||Milwaukee Bucks||16 Oct 2022||Out (Calf)||Connaughton is expected to miss about three weeks.|
|Khris Middleton||Milwaukee Bucks||17 Oct 2022||Out (Wrist)||There is no timetable for Middleton's return to play.|
|A.J. Green||Milwaukee Bucks||1 Nov 2022||Out (Nose)||Green is expected to miss about three weeks.|
|Giannis Antetokounmpo||Milwaukee Bucks||12 Nov 2022||Day to Day (Knee)||Antetokounmpo was OUT for Milwaukee's Friday (Nov. 11) game.|
|Jrue Holiday||Milwaukee Bucks||12 Nov 2022||Out (Wrist)||Holiday was OUT for Milwaukee's Friday (Nov. 11) game.|
The Atlanta Hawks enter this game off the back of a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers in their last game. Not only were they unable to protect the paint, but their own unforced errors contributed greatly to their loss. To beat the Bucks, they must do more to limit turnovers.
In their last game the Atlanta Hawks committed 18 turnovers while forcing just 12 out of their opponents. Turnovers are central to their losses, as they commit +2.4 more turnovers in defeat versus in victory.
The Milwaukee Bucks don't pressure the ball a great amount, forcing just 14.4 turnovers per game - good enough for just 19th in the league. If Atlanta can take care of the ball, their scoring should be enough to take down a shorthanded Bucks team.
The Atlanta Hawks are coming off of a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, where Trae Young starred. He was very productive in the loss, and will be itching to put on another good performance against the shorthanded Milwaukee Bucks.
In his last game, Trae Young posted 27 points, 11 assists, and 1 steal in 37 minutes of play. He shot just 8 of 18 from the field, 2 of 7 from three, and committed 7 turnovers on the evening.
While he missed his last game against Milwaukee, Young posted an impressive 42 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists in his first outing against Milwaukee in late October. Hobbled with injury, the Bucks look as if they'll be unable to stop a concentrated Trae Young effort.
The Milwaukee Bucks come into this game on a loss, just their second of the season. They project to be missing a number of key players in this game, so they'll be looking for production in unique places in order to take down the Atlanta Hawks.
In their last game, a loss to the San Antonio Spurs, the Bucks struggled to find consistent production from their reserves. While Serge Ibaka put on a good shift, veteran guards George Hill and Wes Matthews failed to help Milwaukee's cause.
The pair of Matthews and Hill combined for just 7 points on 1 of 14 shooting from the field. If the Bucks have any hope of taking down the Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee need their veterans to produce efficiently.
Since he's been thrust into a greater role with the Milwaukee Bucks, Jevon Carter has proven himself to be an impressive lead guard. Shorthanded and looking for production, Carter will need to show that his recent play hasn't been a fluke.
Over his last two games, Carter is averaging 28.5 points, 9.0 assists, and 3.0 rebounds in 38.0 minutes per game. He's been particularly impressive shooting the ball, and his ability to create for others has been a bonus.
Carter's defensive acumen will be put to the test when the Bucks take on the Hawks. He's been shouldering most of the load on the offensive end as of late. But he'll need to do his fair share when trying to keep Trae Young and Dejounte Murray in check.
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