Atlanta plays Milwaukee following Murray's 44-point game

Fri, Mar 29, 2024
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Atlanta plays Milwaukee following Murray's 44-point game

Milwaukee Bucks (46-27, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (34-39, 10th in the Eastern Conference)

Atlanta; Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta hosts the Milwaukee Bucks after Dejounte Murray scored 44 points in the Atlanta Hawks' 123-122 overtime win over the Boston Celtics.

The Hawks are 20-26 in Eastern Conference games. Atlanta gives up 120.5 points to opponents and has been outscored by 1.3 points per game.

The Bucks are 31-14 in Eastern Conference play. Milwaukee ranks fourth in the Eastern Conference with 44.2 rebounds per game led by Giannis Antetokounmpo averaging 11.5.

The Hawks are shooting 46.6% from the field this season, 0.3 percentage points lower than the 46.9% the Bucks allow to opponents. The Bucks are shooting 49.0% from the field, 0.4% lower than the 49.4% the Hawks' opponents have shot this season.

The two teams match up for the third time this season. The Hawks defeated the Bucks 127-110 in their last meeting on Oct. 29. Trae Young led the Hawks with 20 points, and Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 26 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Clint Capela is averaging 11.4 points, 10.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks for the Hawks. Murray is averaging 28.0 points over the last 10 games.

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Damian Lillard is scoring 24.4 points per game and averaging 4.4 rebounds for the Bucks. Malik Beasley is averaging 3.3 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hawks: 5-5, averaging 115.2 points, 42.4 rebounds, 28.7 assists, 8.4 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.0 points per game.

Bucks: 5-5, averaging 117.0 points, 44.5 rebounds, 28.1 assists, 5.3 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 48.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.1 points.

INJURIES: Hawks: Trae Young: out (finger), Mouhamed Gueye: out (ucl), Kobe Bufkin: out (toe), Jalen Johnson: out (ankle), Saddiq Bey: out for season (knee), AJ Griffin: out (ankle), Onyeka Okongwu: out (toe).

Bucks: None listed.


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