Game preview: Improved Hawks face surging Bucks on the road


When/where: 8 p.m. today, Bradley Center 

TV: Fox Sports Southeast 

Stream: Fox Sports Go 

Radio: 92.9 The Game 

Injuries: Hawks—Tyler Cavanaugh (ankle) is out.

Bucks— Malcolm Brogdon (quad), Matthew Dellavedova (ankle), John Henson (hamstring) and Mirza Teletovic (lung) are out.

What to watch for: Since losing four straight games on their West trip, the Hawks (18-39) are on a a pretty good run: 8-9 with victories over the Spurs, Pelicans, Jazz and Timberwolves. Keep it up and the Hawks may hurt their chances of winning the lottery for the top draft pick. But it bodes well for them that rookie Tyler Dorsey and second-year pro Isaiah Taylor lead rotation players in net rating during that stretch. 

The Bucks (31-24) have won eight of their last 10 games to remain squarely in the playoff race. They are fifth in the Eastern Conference and just three-and-a-half games separate third-place Cleveland (33-22) from eight-place Miami (30-26).

Bucks All-star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 32 points with five assists and five rebounds during a 111-104 victory at Orlando on Saturday. It was his 17th game this season with at least 30 points, tied with LeBron James for most in the East.


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