NBA PLAYOFFS: Atlanta vs. Milwaukee
3. ATLANTA VS. 6 MILWAUKEE
Season series: Hawks, 2-1.
Key stat: The Bucks finished 27-11 to the Hawks’ 19-13 but lost star center/comeback player of year front-runner Andrew Bogut.
The Hawks still aren’t ready for prime time, leveling off again after their 33-17 start with their one-dimensional “Iso-Joe” offense, isolating Joe Johnson.
With Bogut, it wouldn’t have been a shocker if the no-name Bucks (Carlos Delfino? Luc Richard Mbah a Moute?) had beaten the Hawks.
Prediction: Without Bogut, the Bucks finished 4-2 but get serious. Atlanta in five.
Saturday Atlanta2:30 p.m.
Tuesday at Atlanta4 p.m.
April 24 at Milwaukee4 p.m.
April 26 at MilwaukeeTBD
April 28 at AtlantaTBD-x
April 30 at MilwaukeeTBD-x
May 2 at AtlantaTBD-x