Milwaukee, Wi – On the night that Ersan İlyasova returned from injury the Milwaukee Bucks clobbered the Atlanta Hawks at the Fiserv Forum. No Bucks player scored more then 19 points. No Bucks starter played more then 22 mins and they handled Atlanta from the start. Milwaukee scored 43 points in the first quarter as they held the Hawks to a 14 to take a stunning 29 point lead at the end of the opening quarter.
The way this team is playing should be all credit to head coach Mike Budenholzer and his staff. In the past games like this the Bucks had issues getting up for and would lay eggs in but not under coach Bud. Normally Milwaukee plays a bottom dwelling team and lets them hang around in the game and even loses. This Bucks team is not like that at all. At 27-10 the Bucks sit on top of the NBA and are becoming a legitimite threat no go all the way and content for the title this year.
Milwaukee plays Toronto in Milwaukee on saturday in the 3rd matchup of the season of these 2 teams. The Bucks are 2-0 vs the Raptors this year and look to make it 3-0 and create a little more space on top of the conference standings.