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NBA Playoffs Review: Hawks level series with stars cast aside

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Atlanta Hawks recorded a blowout win over Milwaukee Bucks in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals to level the series. The playoffs series takes a whole new direction now with the status of star players Trae Young and Giannis Antetokoumpo unknown.

NBA Playoffs Review: Hawks level series with stars cast aside

NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference Finals

Hawks 110-88 Bucks

While Trae Young was ruled out from the very start of the contest as he still recovered from a bone bruise, the Bucks lost Giannis in the third quarter of the game.

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The two-time MVP sustained a hyperextension in his left knee and was ruled out of the rest of the contest.

Playing at the State Farm Arena, the Hawks channeled the crowd’s energy and started the game off with a stellar 15-5 start. The Bucks soon levelled the game at 19 apiece but trailed by the quarter’s end.

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Hawks’ lead was soon stretched to 13 at the half-time mark following a poor display by the visitors. The contest was arguably dead and buried as the hosts outscored their opposition for the third quarter in succession to increase the deficit to 25 points.

The number five seed outclassed the Bucks in the contest as the team collectively showed up to nullify the absence of Trae Young.

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Lou Williams and Bogdan Bogdanovic collectively scored 41 points while 4 more players from the Hawks unit registered double-digit points.

Jrue Holiday top scored for the Bucks by posting 19 points while Giannis was able to compile 14 points off the 24 minutes he was on the court.

The crowd were on to the Bucks’ ace throughout the contest. They exploited his free throw struggles with now the customary vocal count. He missed three free throws in the first half, two of them which were air balls.

It was a rough evening for the Bucks shooting wise, as the scores suggest. They shot only 39% from the field as a team and 21% from 3-point range.

Hawks’ only downside from the game came in the form of a blow to Clint Capela’s nose. The Center left the game late to receive treatment for the hit by an elbow.

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