Atlanta Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks prediction & preview 15.01.17
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The Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks accommodated Sunday in NBA activity at the Philips Arena.
The Milwaukee Bucks attending to break hot afterwards acceptable 5 of their endure seven games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 105.4 credibility on 47.6 percent cutting and acceptance 103.2 credibility on 44.4 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 23.2 credibility and 8.7 rebounds while Jabari Parker is averaging 20.8 credibility and 2.6 assists. Greg Monroe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is dishing 3.9 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are cutting 37.2 percent from above the arc and 76.4 percent from the chargeless bandy line. The Milwaukee Bucks are acceptance 35.2 percent cutting from abysmal and are avaricious 42.6 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks accept won three beeline alley games.
The Bucks will be advancing off two abundant wins. Afterwards artifice San Antonio with a 109-107 win admitting Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) getting bound to alone nine account of action, they fabricated quick plan of the Heat this accomplished Friday, 118-106, scoring 42 credibility in the aperture quarter.
Those are the types of wins they charge branch into Atlanta, as they are 0-2 adjoin the Hawks this season.
In aggravating to abstain a third afterwards accident to their East rival, apprehend the Bucks to accumulate anguish the brawl down low. They are putting up a league-leading 50.4 PPG in the acrylic (tied with OKC), acknowledgment to their aerial anatomy (6’7.25 acme average), which is by far the tallest in the NBA.
The all-around play of Giannis Antetokounmpo (23.2 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 5.6 APG, 1.8 SPG, 2 BPG, 53 percent shooting) should aswell do damage, and the antagonism problems he poses will accumulate aperture up opportunities for his teammates. His capital accomplice in scoring, Jabari Parker (20.8 PPG), should be able to accomplish finer as well.
In their brace of amateur with the Hawks this season, Antetokounmpo is averaging 20 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 5.5 assists, while Parker is at the 25 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 3.0 steals mark.
Aside from the two, Malcolm Brogdon is aswell admirable of some spotlight. The amateur has started for the Bucks in their endure eight amateur and is registering 14 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per bold during the span.
The Hawks’ seven-game acceptable band (with the endure four getting on the road) got airtight by the surging Celtics Friday night. Isaiah Thomas was able to bore a ambitious step-back jumper with alone 2.4 ticks left, giving the Cs a 103-101 victory.
It was a affecting loss, as they fought aback harder afterwards disturbing for abundant of the game. They denticulate 36 credibility in the fourth division and about recorded addition improvement win.
This Sunday, though, the bite of the defeat shouldn’t affect them too much. As mentioned, this will be their third antagonism with the Bucks this division and they exhausted them in the antecedent two meetings. In their appointment just over a ages ago, the Hawks asleep a 20-plus point advance in the additional bisected and came abroad with a 114-110 win.
The team’s two capital options, Paul Millsap (17.6 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 3.9 APG) and Dennis Schroder (17.4 PPG, 6.2 APG) are applique 22 PPG in their division alternation with the Bucks, and both should be able to do the aforementioned in the accessible contest. Millsap is a accumulated 16-for-26 from the acreage (61.5 percent) in the said series.
Although the Hawks breach isn’t ambrosial stat-wise – 20th in scoring and 23rd in abhorrent ability – they accomplish up for it by giving abundant accomplishment on defense. They are eighth in credibility accustomed (102.6 PPG), fourth in steals (8.6 SPG), and fifth in arresting efficiency.