But Martin Luther King Day inspired them; and Trae Young’s teammates find the physical and mental resources to make a difference in the fourth quarter; beating the Bucks 121-114.
However; Milwaukee had the game in hand with an 11-point lead with nine minutes left (97-86); and even another 10-point lead with seven minutes left. But the Bucks are going to litter their basketball with a lot of trash; and it’s Danilo Gallinari who wakes up his teammates with the E-1. Then Trae Young steals a ball; converted into triples by De’Andre Hunter. In one minute; the Hawks have halved the difference (100-97).
Khris Middleton fumbles; then follows up with an offensive foul. Young then called Gallinari; and the Hawks went ahead (104-103). Suddenly; the Hawks are playing fair; and Kevin Huerter “à la Tyler Herro” and then Young; on 3-pointers; take the point home (111-105). It only remains to manage the last two minutes; and Young’s arm does not shake on free throws for a victory in the form of clearance.
✅ Bring Young. There is still waste but 33 points; 11 assists and 14 of 14 free throws; it’s tough. He planted 14 points in the fourth quarter; and found his 3-point lead at the best of times.
✅ Danilo Gallari. It is not his best game of the season; but he is the one who shoots it in the middle of the 4th quarter. The Italian plants 16 points at 80% shooting.
✅ Onyeka Okongwu. His defense in the fourth quarter on Giannis Antetokounmpo. And as a reward; he scored a decisive basket.
✅ ⛔ khrismiddleton. It’s been a while since we’ve seen him so aggressive in attack. So aggressive that he loses 8 balls; so two at the worst moment…
Milwaukee (27-19): returns home Wednesday to host the Grizzlies
Atlanta (18-25): Wednesday; the Falcons will try to chain themselves against the Wolves
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