Bucks win Bud’s re­turn to At­lanta

Baltimore Sun - - WEATHER -

Gian­nis An­te­tok­oun­mpo scored 33 points, Eric Bled­soe added 24 points and 10 as­sists, and the Bucks beat the Hawks, 133-114, on Sun­day in Mike Bu­den­holzer’s re­turn to At­lanta.

Khris Mid­dle­ton fin­ished with 17 points and 11 re­bounds to help the Bucks im­prove to 30-12, sec­ond-best in the NBA. Com­ing off a loss at Wash­ing­ton that An­te­tok­oun­mpo missed with in­juries, Mil­wau­kee is 12-0 fol­low­ing a de­feat and re­mained the league’s only team not to drop con­sec­u­tive games.

Bu­den­holzer, mak­ing his first ap­pear­ance at State Farm Arena since leav­ing the Hawks after last sea­son, said be­fore the game that he wished his for­mer team well as it re­builds with young­sters John Collins, Trae Young, Kevin Huerter and Omari Spell­man.

Mil­wau­kee has won 12 of 15 dat­ing to Dec. 14. The Bucks be­gan the day outscor­ing op­po­nents by an NBA-lead­ing 9.1 points per game.

F Kyle An­der­son likely will miss at least two to four weeks after suf­fer­ing a Grade 2 sprained left an­kle dur­ing the Griz­zlies’ 112-108 loss to the Heat on Satur­day. AP

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