Atlanta 99, Milwaukee 94

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, March 2, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Officials - #56 Mark Ayotte, #45 Brian Forte, #9 Derrick Stafford
Attendance - 13311

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Milwaukee 25 26 25 18 94
Atlanta 27 12 26 34 99

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Milwaukee 14-22 8-8 6-14 L2
Atlanta 21-15 11-6 10-9 W1

Recap


HAWKS 99, BUCKS 94: Josh Smith had 24 points and 19 rebounds, and Atlanta got a huge spark from its bench in rallying past visiting Milwaukee.

Reserves Jannero Pargo (11 points) and Vladimir Radmanovic combined to score all 20 of their points in the fourth quarter as the Hawks erased an 11-point lead. They beat the Bucks for the 11th time in 13 games in Atlanta.

Brandon Jennings scored a game-high 34 points for Milwaukee, which squandered a margin as large as 15 points in falling for the eight time in 10 games.

Led by its reserves, Atlanta opened the fourth quarter with a 15-3 run, getting seven points from Pargo and 3-pointers from Tracy McGrady and Radmanovic to take an 80-79 lead with just under seven minutes to play.

Radmanovic buried another 3-pointer for a two-point lead with 2:05 to play and put the Hawks ahead for good by knocking down his third 3-pointer for a 97-94 lead with 11 seconds remaining.

Jennings had scored eight straight points in a 14-2 spurt to help the Bucks build a double-digit lead in the second period, and hit two 3-pointers in a personal 7-0 run at the end of the third to give Milwaukee a 76-65 advantage.

GAME NOTEBOOK: All-Star guard Joe Johnson, Atlanta's leading scorer, was ruled out for Friday and Saturday's games and possibly more with an ailing knee. Johnson had missed the final two games prior to the All-Star break, and admitted he was not 100 percent Wednesday. His backup, Willie Green, also was been ruled out of both games due to back issues. ... Milwaukee did end one streak, holding an opponent under 100 points for the first time in four games.

Top Game Performances

Milwaukee   Atlanta
Brandon Jennings 34 Scoring Josh Smith 24
Brandon Jennings 9 Assists Tracy McGrady 5
Drew Gooden 10 Rebounds Josh Smith 19
Drew Gooden 9 Free Throws Made Josh Smith 4
Luc Mbah a Moute 4 Steals Ivan Johnson 2
N/A Blocks Josh Smith 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Milwaukee 94 37.6 6-18 24-28 19 43 0 11 16
Atlanta 99 45.3 8-23 13-15 20 51 4 7 24

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Oklahoma City. The Hawks have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Orlando . The Bucks have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .364 after a loss.
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