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Bucks bend but don't break, defeat Hawks in OT, 108-101

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- 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.

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.

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