Milwaukee Bucks entered the Monday night game with a chance to make it 10 straight victories in the NBA 2022-23 regular season, however, star guard Trae Young less Atlanta Hawks handed the Bucs their first defeat of the campaign at the State Farm Are na.
After defeating the Hawks by eight points in their previous fixture on October 29, the Bucs lost by whooping 19 points in their road game against the Southeast Division side.
After missing the game against Oklahoma City Thunder, Bucks star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo returned to the court for 27 minutes and scored 25 points and registered seven rebounds and two assists. However, the Bucks stars like Jrue Holida and Brook Lopez failed to score big while Dejounte Murray and AJ Griffin stepped up in Trae Young's absence to help the Hawks win their seventh game.
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Milwaukee Bucks opened the game on a high note managing an 11-point lead to end the first quarter. However, the difference kept decreasing and eventually ended in the third quarter as the Hawks managed a nine-point lead before the start of the final quarter.
The Bucks scored half of their first quarter points in the fourth quarter as Dejounte Murray and AJ Griffin's Hawks snapped their nine-game winning streak in the NBA 2022-23. Shooting guard Murray and small forward Griffin racked up 49 points together as the guard made 11 assists and eight rebounds while the forward managed four rebounds and one assist.