Overtime win! Milwaukee Bucks beat Atlanta Hawks 108-101
MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 28 points and 16 rebounds, Khris Middleton scored 26 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Atlanta Hawks 108-101 in overtime Friday night.
Greg Monroe and Michael Carter-Williams added 15 points apiece for the Bucks, who won the first matchup between the teams this season. Carter-Williams also blocked Jeff Teague’s shot at the horn, sending the game into overtime.
Paul Millsap had 23 points and Al Horford 18 for Atlanta.
Carter-Williams made a 3-pointer with 3:04 remaining in overtime to put the Bucks ahead 100-99. Antetokounmpo hit a free throw and then scored on a dunk off a pass from John Henson to extend Milwaukee’s lead to 103-99 with 1:35 left.
After an Atlanta turnover, Antetokounmpo buried a 3 from the corner to put Milwaukee up by seven, sealing the victory.
Kyle Korver made five of six first-half shots, including two from 3-point range, to pace Atlanta to a 51-46 halftime lead.
But he badly missed a wide-open 3-point attempt with 34 seconds left in regulation and the scored tied at 95. The Bucks then turned over the ball with the shot clock winding down but got to OT when Carter-Williams blocked Teague’s shot.
The Bucks didn’t take their first lead of the game until Henson’s shot with about four minutes left in the third quarter put them ahead 66-65.
The Hawks, who led by as many as 11, were 7 of 14 from 3-point range in the first half. Milwaukee shot just 39 percent in the half and missed all five of its 3-pointers.
The Hawks shot 50 percent and led 28-22 after the first quarter.
Hawks: Swingman Thabo Sefolosha returned to the lineup after missing two games with a sore right wrist. He played 34 minutes. . Millsap needs four points for 10,000 in his career.
Bucks: Guard Jerryd Bayless missed his sixth consecutive game with a sprained left ankle. . Guard O.J. Mayo sat out after aggravating a left hamstring injury during Wednesday’s game at Washington. Mayo missed one game earlier this month with the same injury. He missed 11 games earlier in the season with a right hamstring injury. . Bucks owner Marc Lasry was chosen to participate in the NBA All-Star celebrity game on Feb. 12 as part of NBA All-Star weekend in Toronto. Lasry played collegiate basketball at Clark University.
Hawks: Host Brooklyn on Saturday night.
Bucks: Visit Charlotte on Saturday night.