Milwaukee Bucks: Grades from spirited Game 5 win over Atlanta Hawks

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - JULY 01 (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Bucks: Brook Lopez, Atlanta Hawks: Bogdan Bogdanovic
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How did the Atlanta Hawks perform against the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 5?

Although they never claimed a lead from start to finish, the Hawks ensured that the Bucks would never get comfortable. They hung around until the very end by keeping this game within striking distance as they went on extended runs several times. Without Young in the starting lineup, the Hawks deferred to Bogdan Bogdanovic, who was great by finishing with 28 points while knocking down a whopping seven 3-pointers. Bogdanovic would seemingly knock down another triple just as it seemed the Bucks had started to cash in on the momentum, doing everything in his power to keep the Hawks alive. John Collins and Danilo Gallinari finished with 19 points apiece as they each stepped up, while Lou Williams chipped in 17 points. The Hawks had a massive advantage in shooting from 3-point territory as they went 15-of-38 on the night compared to the Bucks shooting just 9-of-29. A massive portion of that production for Atlanta came from Bogdanovic, but it was clear they had finally found a rhythm from the outside. Starting center Clint Capela just around 21 minutes in this matchup, which was over 16 less than Lopez. The Hawks had no answer for the big man, but seeing Capela primarily spectate from the sidelines certainly did not help the issue. Overall, it was a solid effort from the Hawks that kept the Bucks on the ropes until the final buzzer rang, although it was not enough to lift them to a win.. . Opponent. ATLANTA HAWKS . B

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