After a tough Game 3 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, the Atlanta Hawks found their way in Game 4, despite their star guard, Trae Young, being sidelined with a bone bruise after twisting his ankle on an official’s foot on Sunday. Lou Williams led all scorers as Atlanta claimed a 110-88 victory Tuesday night to even the series.
The immediate focus after the game is the health of Giannis Antetokounmpo, who exited in the second half with a hyperextended left knee after an ugly fall. In his absence, Milwaukee struggled to find any rhythm on offense, scoring just 36 points after he left the game. For the Hawks’ part, center Clint Capela departed late after taking an elbow to the face in the fourth quarter, meaning Atlanta might have two players uncertain for a pivotal Game 5.
Do the Bucks have a shot at winning the series without Giannis? Can the Hawks continue to get contributions from their key reserves? Here are five things our NBA experts took away from Game 4.