The Atlanta Hawks are the biggest surprise of this season. After the arrival of Nate MacMillan, the team played incredibly well and gave us a great story. Led by Trae Young, the Hawks qualified into the Eastern Conference Finals after beating the New York Knicks and the Philadelphia 76ers.
However, the run is over. The Milwaukee Bucks are too strong to lose four times against the Atlanta Hawks. After the first game, the team coached by Mike Budenholzer regrouped and won by a margin of 34 points, showing their power.
The series moved to Atlanta, and even though the Bucks had a rough start, they came back and took the lead, winning with a score of 113 to 102. This was a very important game, and I don’t think that the Hawks can advance to the finals anymore.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is playing like a superstar, Khris Middleton has some crazy games in which he is unstoppable, and Jrue Holiday, Brook Lopez, PJ Tucker, and the rest of the team are doing their job defensively and offensively.
In the meantime, the Hawks’ players are still very young, and they don’t have the necessary experience to get into the finals. They have a great time, and I’m sure that they will do amazing things in the future, but for now, the Bucks are better.
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