2010 Atlanta Hawks Playoffs presented by Aarons


Game 7: Atlanta 95, Milwaukee 74 | May 2, 2010 | Philips Arena

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  • The Hawks took down the Bucks 95-74 on Sunday at Philips Arena to take their best-of-seven first round series 4-3.
  • Atlanta held Milwaukee under 35% shooting for the second game in a row (32.6%) and held the edge on the boards 55-34.
  • Jamal Crawford led all scorers with 22 and 6 assists...Al Horford had 16 points and 15 rebounds (tying postseason career-high which he set in Game 6)...Mike Bibby and Josh Smith each added 15 points.
  • Atlanta started strong defensively, holding Milwaukee to 13 1st quarter points and leading by 7 after 12 minutes ... The Hawks pushed the lead to 20 in the 2nd quarter, thanks to a 14-3 run, before settling for a 53-40 halftime advantage.
  • Crawford had 13 points at the break, while Horford tallied 12 points and 11 boards, and Bibby scored 10.
  • The lead ballooned to as much as 24 points in the 2nd half and the Hawks cruised to the win.
  • Brandon Jennings led the Bucks on the night with 15 points and 5 assists and Ersan Ilyasova had 13 points and 11 rebounds.
  • The Hawks are back in action in game one of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at Orlando (8 pm) on Tuesday (TNT and 790 The Zone).

Al Horford

MIN
FGM-A
3PM-A
FTM-A
38:59
6-8
0-0
4-6

AST
REB
BLK
PTS
4
15
3
16

Honorable Mentions:
Josh Smith - 15 pts, 5-7 FGM-A
Jamal Crawford - 22 pts, 6 assists

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

Well, that was tougher than it should've been. With their best big man out, nobody expected much from Milwaukee in this series, but they gave the Hawks quite a fight. Even though Atlanta looked like they were dunzo just a few days ago, we rallied, won two straight and advanced to the second round.

Atlanta won Game Seven by being active on the inside, grabbing rebounds (they outrebounded the Bucks 55-34) and creating contact (the Hawks went to the line 21 times, and made 17 freebies). Joe Johnson finished with only 8 points, which you might think would portend a Hawks loss. But Joe moved the ball, kept everyone involved, and the Hawks played team basketball. That's when the Hawks are at their best, when they're clicking, when they're the kind of team that can beat anyone in the NBA. And that's we're going to need against Orlando in the second round.

Let's keep it going!

Hawks Playoff Media Guide

- Cover (PDF)
- Bios (PDF)
- Stats (PDF)
- Opponents (PDF)
- Records (PDF)

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