Dejounte Murray replaced the injured Trae Young and finished with 25 points and 11 assists Monday night as the Atlanta Hawks home team handed the Milwaukee Bucks their first loss of the season, 117-98.
Rookie AJ Griffin, who had 23 aggregate points in his first five NBA games, came on from the bench with a score of 24, helping the Hawks win their third straight win and avenge a previous loss at the NBA. Milwaukee.
Giannis Antetokounmpo equaled Murray with 25 points for the Bucks, the last of the archbishops to have a 9-0 start to equal the 14th longest opening-season winning streak in NBA history.
Despite the belated news that Young would be sidelined with a bruised right shin and an early 21-8 Bucks hit aided by three Grayson Allen pointers, the Hawks recovered within 58-52 in the hour. halftime before dominating the second half.
John Collins had a three-pointer and three free throws as Atlanta opened the third half 12-2 to take the lead, which the hosts stretched to 89-80 at halftime.
In a game against his brother Jrue, Justin Holiday then teamed up with Griffin for 14 points in a 19-6 series to open the fourth quarter and break the open game with a 108-86 scoreline.
Murray added eight rebounds and three steals for the Hawks, who lost 123-115 at Milwaukee on October 29.
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Griffin took 10 of 15 shots as the Bucks shot 46.5% to 41.4%.
Collins and Justin Holiday finished with 14 points each for Atlanta, while Onyeka Okongwu had 12 and De’Andre Hunter 10. Clint Capela won a game-high 12 rebounds to add five points.
Sub Bobby Portis assisted Antetokounmpo with 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Bucks, who are new to their third lane game of the season and are opening a three-game trip.
Jrue Holiday has 16 points, while Allen and Brook Lopez add 11 points.
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