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Preview: Hawks look to bounce back, take series lead vs. Bucks in Game 3

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NBA: Playoffs-Atlanta Hawks at Milwaukee Bucks Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Hawks will look to rebound from the Friday night thumping the Milwaukee Bucks handed them when the teams meet again for Game 3 on Sunday evening. After taking Game 1 behind the heroics of Trae Young, the Bucks utterly dominated Game 2.

Milwaukee outscored the Hawks 43-17 in the second quarter, and led the Hawks by 32 points at halftime. From there, the rest of the game was garbage time, as Atlanta was never able to mount a run that remotely threatened the Bucks’ lead.

Milwaukee’s shooting woke up in Game 3, as they matched their Game 2 total in threes by halftime. Their defense was swarming and more physical, and they dominated the Hawks in every aspect of the game.

Young had just 15 points to go with nine turnovers (eight in the first half) in what was fairly easily his worst game of the postseason. No one on the Hawks really had it going, as they trailed by as many as 41 points in the contest.

Perhaps the only silver lining is that Cam Reddish saw his first action since the middle of February. He played 17 minutes, scoring 11 points on 4-of-10 shooting from the floor.


Bogdan Bogdanovic (right knee soreness) is again questionable. He’s clearly not been near 100% going back to the last couple games of the second round, but has continued to tough it out. De’Andre Hunter and Brandon Goodwin remain out for the season. Kevin Huerter and Cam Reddish have been removed from the report.

For the Bucks, Donte DiVincenzo (ankle) is out for the season, while Giannis Antetokounmpo has been added to the report for the first time all series. He is probable with left calf tightness.

The Line

The Bucks open as four-point road favorites over the Hawks early Sunday morning. After the drumming on Friday night, this comes as no surprise.

Game Info

Game Date/Time: Sunday, June 27, 8:30 pm ET

Location: State Farm Arena


Radio: 92.9 The Game (Atlanta); Hawks Radio Network

Streaming: Watch TNT