Bucks lose at home, 112-87
Apr 12, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks small forward Josh Smith (5) works against the defense of Milwaukee Bucks small forward Ersan Ilyasova (7) during the second half at Philips Arena. The hawks defeated the Bucks 109-104. Image by USA TODAY Sports
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Paul Millsap scored 20 points to lead six Hawks in double figures and key the decisive surge that helped Atlanta rebound from a 26-point home loss for a 112-87 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.
Millsap scored 14 points during a 24-5 run that bridged the end of the second quarter and the start of the third and put Atlanta ahead 73-47 with 8:24 left in the quarter. The margin grew to 96-64 heading into the fourth and Atlanta beat Milwaukee for the eighth time in their last nine games.
Reserve Louis Williams had 18 points for the Hawks.
Brandon Knight scored 27 points for the Bucks, who lost for the 11th time in their last 12 games. Ersan Ilyasova and Khris Middleton added 11 apiece.