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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.

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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.

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April 24 at Milwaukee4 p.m.

April 26 at MilwaukeeTBD

April 28 at AtlantaTBD-x

April 30 at MilwaukeeTBD-x

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May 2 at AtlantaTBD-x


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