Trae Young scored a season-high 42 points to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 120-100 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday night, snapping a six-game losing streak. Young shot 16-for-26 from the floor and 8-for-13 from beyond the arc, tying his career-high for made threes, while also dishing out 10 assists and grabbing eight rebounds. It was his second game in a row with at least 30 points. According to Elias Sports, Atlanta moved to 4-1 at home and has won 11 straight home games against Eastern Conference opponents, which is tied for the second-longest streak in franchise history and the NBA’s longest active streak.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee with 26 points, six assists, and five rebounds after missing the previous game due to a right ankle sprain. Grayson Allen scored 18 points and Jrue Holiday added 19 points and eight assists. The Bucks have now dropped two games in a row.
Brook Lopez (back injury), George Hill (back), and Khris Middleton (COVID protocol) were all out for Milwaukee, while Atlanta was without De’Andre Hunter (wrist soreness). After colliding knees with Bobby Portis with 7:21 left in the second quarter, Atlanta’s Cam Reddish was escorted to the locker room, but he returned in the second half.
Young proceeded to pour it on in the second quarter, scoring 12 more points for a total of 27 at halftime. Atlanta led 58-44 at halftime after making 11 3-pointers and outrebounding Milwaukee 28-16. The Bucks scored the first eight points of the third quarter to cut the advantage to six, but the Hawks countered with a 6-0 run highlighted by Capela’s dunk to hold on to an 89-77 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
Trae is ICE COLD in the first half!
🥶 27 PTS
🥶 7-10 3PM
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) November 15, 2021