Andrew Bogut continued his recent tear with 21 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to an 87-80 win over the cold-shooting Atlanta Hawks at the Bradley Center tonight.
The Hawks, losers of 18 of their last 20 in Milwaukee, failed to hit a field goal for more than 12 minutes spanning the third and fourth quarters, missing 13 straight shots before Anthony Johnson hit a 3-pointer with 1:04 left.
It was a sweet homecoming for the Bucks, who lost all three on a short West Coast trip and were without Mo Williams, their second leading scorer, because of his flu-like symptoms.
Still, the Bucks couldn't put the Hawks away until late despite Atlanta's dismal shooting performance.
After two free throws by Marvin Williams, who scored 22 points, tied the game at 74-all with four minutes left, the Bucks went on a 7-0 run with a 3-pointer by Charlie Bell, a layup by Charlie Villanueva and a jumper by Royal Ivey, who replaced Mo Williams in the lineup.
They hung on to win after that.
Michael Redd added 17 points for the Bucks, while rookie Yi Jianlian scored 16 points and had nine rebounds.