Atlanta Hawks Break Milwaukee Bucks’ Winning Streak as Dejounte Murray Stars


Dejounte Murray powered Hawks to take over the mighty Bucks, 117-98. Dejounte Murray took over for the injured Trae Young on Monday night and finished with 25 points and 11 assists as the Atlanta Hawks defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 117-98 to inflict their first loss of the year.
The Hawks won their third consecutive game and avenged a setback to Milwaukee earlier in the season thanks to AJ Griffin, who had combined for 23 points in his previous five NBA games. Griffin scored 24 points after coming off the bench.
Giannis Antetokounmpo also claimed 25 points for the Bucks, the final team to remain unbeaten, whose 9-0 start tied for the 14th-longest winning streak to begin a season in NBA history.
Despite the late announcement that Young would be forced to sit out due to an injured right shin and an early 21-8 Bucks run highlighted by three 3-pointers from Grayson Allen, the Hawks battled to within 58-52 at the half before dominating the second.
Atlanta went on a 12-2 run to start the third quarter, taking the lead, which the hosts increased to 89-80 by the time the quarter was over thanks to a 3-pointer and three free throws from John Collins.
Justin Holiday then teamed up with Griffin for 14 points in a 19-6 run to start the fourth quarter and put the game away at 108-86 in a showdown with his brother Jrue.
Murray contributed eight rebounds and three steals for the Hawks who previously lost 123-115 at Milwaukee on October 29.
Griffin claimed 10 of the 15 shots as the Bucks shot 46.5% to 41.4%.
For Atlanta, Collins and Justin Holiday each scored 14 points, while Onyeka Okongwu scored 12 and De’Andre Hunter scored 10. Clint Capela added five points and a game-high 12 rebounds. For the Bucks, who were beginning a three-game trip and were playing just their third road game of the season, reserve Bobby Portis supported Antetokounmpo with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Allen and Brook Lopez each scored 11 points, while Jrue Holiday finished with 16 points.

Isaac Harris
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