Antetokounmpo leads Bucks past Hawks
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 points, Eric Bledsoe added 24 points and 10 assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Hawks 133-114 in coach 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 made his first appearance at State Farm Arena since leaving the Hawks after last season. Former Norman North and Oklahoma star Trae Young led Atlanta with 26 points.