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Bucks vs Hawks preview: Atlanta returns home to face Milwaukee

The Atlanta Hawks continue a four games, in five nights stretch on Monday with a matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks at Philips Arena.

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The Atlanta Hawks return home to Philips Arena on Monday for a match up against a MIlwaukee Bucks team that is struggling down the stretch.

For the Hawks these days, their biggest concern is figuring out who to play and who to rest with the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference already in hand. Mike Budenholzer elected to rest his entire starting five on Saturday and with the Hawks in a four games in five nights stretch, there is a possibility that trend continues again on Monday.

Kent Bazemore scored 20 points to lead the Hawks in a 115-100 loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday. Mike Muscala got the start in place of Paul Millsap and recorded his first career double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

After a surprising start to the season, the Bucks have slipped to below .500 and are trying to hang on to the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference. Milwaukee has lost seven of its last 10 and lead the Miami Heat by two games in the standings.

The Bucks are coming off of an impressive 108-95 win over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. Khris Middleton led the way with 14 points while Jared Dudley added 13 off the bench. Dudley scored 24 points in his last trip to Philips Arena going a perfect 10-10 from the field.

Atlanta has taken two of the three meetings between the two clubs and interestingly enough, the road team has won each contest. The Bucks handed the Hawks a 107-77 beat down at Philips Arena on the day after Christmas. Atlanta came back to take the next two match ups in Milwaukee.

Jeff Teague has missed the last two games with an ankle injury and while there has been no official update to his status, he seems doubtful to play on Monday. Mike Scott remains out with a toe injury but the rest of Atlanta's lineup likely won't be determined until closer to tip off.

Game Info

Game Date/Time: Monday, March 30, 7:30 p.m. ET

Location: Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia

TV: SportSouth

Radio: 92.9 "The Game" FM