Bucks lose at home, 112-87

CREATED Jan 25, 2014

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  • Apr 12, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks small forward Josh Smith (5) works against the defense of Milwaukee Bucks small forward Ersan Ilyasova (7) during the second half at Philips Arena. The hawks defeated the Bucks 109-104. Image by USA TODAY Sports

  • Jan 7, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Caron Butler (3) passes the ball to forward Khris Middleton (22) during the second quarter against the Golden State Warriors at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Image by Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

  • Nov 22, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Caron Butler (3) brings the ball up court during the first quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center. Image by Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

  • Nov 16, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard O.J. Mayo (00) shoots a basket against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9) in the 3rd quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Image by Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

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  • Jan 26, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; The Milwaukee Bucks are announced to the crowd prior to the game against the Golden State Warriors at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The Bucks won 109-102. Image by Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

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  • Forward Tony Mitchell. Image by Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

  • Center Zaza Pachulia. Image by Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

  • Center Miroslav Raduljica. Image by David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

  • Center Larry Sanders. Image by Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Paul Millsap scored 20 points to lead six Hawks in double figures and key the decisive surge that helped Atlanta rebound from a 26-point home loss for a 112-87 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.
 

Millsap scored 14 points during a 24-5 run that bridged the end of the second quarter and the start of the third and put Atlanta ahead 73-47 with 8:24 left in the quarter. The margin grew to 96-64 heading into the fourth and Atlanta beat Milwaukee for the eighth time in their last nine games.

Reserve Louis Williams had 18 points for the Hawks.

Brandon Knight scored 27 points for the Bucks, who lost for the 11th time in their last 12 games. Ersan Ilyasova and Khris Middleton added 11 apiece.