2010 Atlanta Hawks Playoffs presented by Aarons

Game 4: Milwaukee 111, Atlanta 104 | April 26, 2010 | Bradley Center
  • The Hawks dropped a 111-104 decision in Milwaukee on Monday, as the best-of-seven series is now at 2 games apiece.
  • Joe Johnson paced the Hawks with 29 points, Jamal Crawford added 21 and Josh Smith tallied 20 ... Mike Bibby had 15 ... Brandon Jennings (23), John Salmons (22) and Carlos Delfino (22) led the way for the Bucks, with Ersan Ilyasova (11) and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (10) chipping in as well.
  • Even though the Bucks shot 11-17 from the floor in the first (and Carlos Delfino had 13), the Hawks only trailed by three (28-25) ... After falling behind as many as eight, Atlanta pulled to 54-50 at the break, as Jamal Crawford went for 10 in the second ... But Milwaukee took control late in the third, closing on a 7-2 run for an 11-point lead ...
  • The Hawks fought back, trimming the deficit to five late several times in the game, but the Bucks closed it out.
  • Milwaukee dominated in the paint, outscoring the Hawks, 44-26.
  • The Hawks' NBA record of 15 straight playoff games decided by 10-or-more points ended tonight.
  • Game five is Wednesday at Philips Arena (8:00 ET/FSSO HD/TNT/790 AM), with game six scheduled for Friday back in Milwaukee (7:00 ET/FSSO HD/ESPN/790 AM).

Joe Johnson



Honorable Mentions:
Josh Smith - 20 pts, 9 rebounds

Following each 2010 Hawks playoff game, SLAM Magazine's Lang Whitaker will chime in will his immediate reactions:

Frustrating? Disappointing? Infuriating? Disheartening?

I'm not sure which word is best to describe the Hawks' performance tonight. The Bucks simply outworked them all night, at nearly every position. Joe Johnson did go for 29 and 9, but the problem wasn't offense, it was defense. The Bucks scored 111 points. They got double-figure scoring from five players, shot a scorching 55-percent from the floor, and Carlos Delfino hit a ridiculous 6-8 three-pointers. The Bucks shared the ball tonight, and they showed how difficult it is to defend a team that's intent on moving the rock and finding open players. Conversely, the Hawks just couldn't catch up to Milwaukee's shooters. I can live with Brandon Jennings hitting tough contested runners over Al Horford. I can't live with Carlos Delfino getting wide open looks. I guess the bright side is that the Hawks didn't lose by 20-plus, as this was the smallest Hawks road loss under Woodson. But it's tough to find a bright side on a night like this.

Wednesday night the Hawks return to the Highlight Factory. We need you there, Hawks fans.

Hawks Playoff Media Guide

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- Stats (PDF)
- Opponents (PDF)
- Records (PDF)

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