Everything You Need to Know - Hawks vs. Bucks - 022810

Atlanta 106, Milwaukee 102 OT | February 28, 2010 | Philips Arena
  • Atlanta went to OT for the second straight game but came out on top this time with 106-102 decision over red hot Milwaukee at Philips Arena...The loss snapped the Bucks' 6-game win streak.
  • Joe Johnson scored a team-high 24 points (his 4th straight game over 20) and tied a season-high with 4 steals for the Hawks...Josh Smith posted his 3rd straight double-double (and 4th in 5 games) with 22 points and 15 boards, while adding 6 assists.
  • Al Horford also had a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Jamal Crawford added 14 points and 4 assists.
  • Atlanta trailed 89-82 with under 4 minutes to play in regulation but rallied to tie on Johnson's fadeaway jumper with 32 seconds to play.
  • Milwaukee scored the first 5 points in OT before the Hawks finished on a 14-5 run...Johnson had 9 points in the OT.
  • The Hawks opened the game on 12-2 run but couldn't hold the lead as the Bucks knotted things at 24 after the first quarter...Milwaukee led by as many as 5 in the 2nd but settled for a 46-44 lead at the break...A back and forth 3rd quarter ended with the Hawks holding a 74-73 advantage.
  • John Salmons paced the Bucks with 32 points and 8 boards...Jerry Stackhouse had 20 off the bench and Andrew Bogut had 14 points and 9 rebounds.
  • Atlanta scored 26 points off 16 Milwaukee turnovers, while the Bucks had 12 off 13 Hawks miscues.
  • The game featured 14 ties and 14 lead changes.
  • The Hawks are back in action tomorrow at Chicago (8pm) on SPSO and 790 The Zone.

Josh Smith



Honorable Mentions:
Joe Johnson - 24 points, 4 steals

- After Friday's offensive meltdown in overtime against the Mavericks it would have been nice to have a low-stress win where the Hawks were in control throughout the latter stages. That was not the case. Atlanta never had the lead throughout the final ten minutes of regulation, but forced the extra time thanks to a Joe Johnson fadeaway with 32 seconds remaining. After the Hawks were held scoreless the first two minutes of overtime Joe stepped up with nine points to seal the win.

- Al Horford battled with Milwaukee's 7-footer Andrew Bogut all night long finishing with 17 points and 10 boards compared to Bogut's 14 and nine.

- The Hawks face another potential first-round opponent tomorrow night when they travel to Chicago. Tip-off with the Bulls is scheduled for 8pm on SportSouth.