Hawks troll itself on social media with Bird Box-inspired score post
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) January 5, 2019
It was a disastrous game from the beginning for the Hawks, who allowed the Bucks to score 43 points in the first quarter. Atlanta only managed to produce 14 points as a team.
By the end of the first half, the Bucks were already ahead, 76-43.
The Hawks did put up a fight in the third quarter. They were able to put up 36 points in the third period, but they also allowed the Bucks to have 42 markers.
None of Milwaukee’s starters played in the fourth quarter, but Atlanta seemed to be really generous as they still allowed the Bucks bench to produce 33 points in the final 12 minutes.
The Hawks allowed the Bucks to shoot 55 percent from the field.
So, what do you do when you put up an embarrassing effort? You pretend you didn’t see the score or anything that happened during the game.
Bucks All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo had 16 points, 10 assists, and eight boards. Khris Middleton and Malcolm Brogdon had 19 points apiece, while Eric Bledsoe had 14 points and eight dimes for Milwaukee.
The Hawks were led by DeAndre Bembry, who tallied 19 points while Dewayne Dedmon had 14.
The Bucks remain atop the NBA’s overall standings with a 27-10 record. They have won nine of their last ten games. Meanwhile, the Hawks fall to 11-27 for the season.