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Hawks vs. Bucks Game 5 Open Thread

2021 NBA Playoffs - Milwaukee Bucks v Atlanta Hawks Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images

Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 8:30 pm ET (TNT, TNT OT) - Series tied 2-2

The Hawks have tied this series in thrilling fashion. Despite missing Trae Young due to a bone bruise in his right foot, the Hawks won Game 4 110-88. Unfortunately, though, the contest didn’t come without an injury. Giannis Antetokounmpo suffered a left knee hyperextension and was sidelined, and is now out for Game 5. The amount of injuries in these playoffs and the season overall has been tough to watch.

The Hawks deserve plenty of credit, though. As the Bucks slipped further behind without Giannis, while Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton combined to shoot a mere 12-of-34 from the floor (they need to be far better if Milwaukee is going to have a chance now), the Hawks kept firing on all cylinders. Cam Reddish is back now and gave the Hawks a solid boost in Game 4, scoring 12 points in 23 minutes on 5-of-9 shooting (2-of-3 from deep) while playing strong defense and adding a pair of steals and a block. Lou Williams had 21 points on just 9 shots, Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 20 (albeit on only 7-of-19 shooting) and Kevin Huerter and Clint Capela added 15 points each as the Hawks stepped up admirably at both ends of the floor without Trae Young.

Unfortunately injuries have completely changed the second half of this series, but it will be interesting to see how both teams adjust moving forward.

In addition to Antetokounmpo, Young is also out for Game 5.

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