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The Milwaukee Bucks are going to the NBA Finals after beating the Atlanta Hawks on the road in Game 6. Khris Middleton had a monumental third quarter to lead the Bucks to a 118-107 win at State Farm Arena.

The Bucks knew they would be with out their superstar scorer Giannis Antetokounmpo in the close out game in Georgia. The Greek has been sidelined since the third quarter of Game 4 when he hyperextended his knee trying to grab a rebound.

Middleton steps in with Giannis sidelined

Just like they did in on Saturday night in Milwaukee, the Bucks starters stepped up in the absence of the two time NBA MVP. Khirs Middleton had a slow first half, but had an offense explosion out of the half time break, while Jrue Holiday flirted with a triple double for the newly crowned Easter Conference Champions.

Trae Young, who had missed the previous two games with a bone bruise in his ankle, returned to action tonight with Atlanta facing elimination. Young was visibly uncomfortable at times as his mobility was limited and he struggled to find his rhythm on the offensive end.

For the second straight game Milwaukee won in wire-to-wire fashion.  They took an early seven point lead thanks to another quick start from Holiday. Bobby Portis hit the two free throws to put the Bucks up in the opening possession and they would not look back from there.

Middleton's 23 point third quarter sealed win

Atlanta kept it close until halftime break, where they trailed by just four points, but Khris Middleton caught fire in the third quarter to lead his side to the series clinching victory. Middleton came into the second half with the hot hand, going on a 13-0 solo run, and scoring the first 16 Bucks points in the third quarter.

Milwaukee went on to outscore the Hawks 44-29 in the third quarter to put the away side in a commanding position going into the fourth quarter. The Hawks threw one last punch in the fourth closing the gap to six points with under four to go thanks to some brilliant play off the bench from Cam Reddish.

Milwaukee never trailed in series clincher

In the end it was too much Middleton and too much Holiday as the Bucks held off the Atlanta to complete the end-to-end win and clinch a spot in the NBA Finals.

Middleton filled the void left by Antetokounmpo’s injury, ending the game with 32 points and 7 rebounds. Jrue Holiday was an assist and a rebound away form a triple double and scored 27 points in the closing game of the Conference Finals.

Cam Reddish led the Hawks with 21 points, but Trae Young’s ankle did not allow him to offer the support needed in Game 6. The 22 year old superstar scored just 14 points on 4-17 shooting.

Bucks back to the Finals 47 years later

The Milwaukee Bucks are on to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1974. The big question going into the Championship series is will Giannis Antetokounmpo’s hyperextended left knee be healed for the Finals opener.

The Milwaukee Bucks will meet the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Finals. Game 1 is set to tip off from Arizona on Tuesday night at 9pm ET/ 6 PT.

The Bucks are on the NBA Finals.

Jrue Holiday did everything for the Bucks tonight.

MIddleton couldn't miss in the third quarter.

Jeff Teague had a big game against his old team

Tonight's MVP at the trophy presentation.

The Bucks are on to the NBA Finals.


The Milwaukee Bucks are going to the NBA Finals after beating the Atlanta Hawks on the road in Game 6. Khris Middleton had a monumental third quarter to lead the Bucks to a 118-107 win at State Farm Arena.

The Bucks knew they would be with out their superstar scorer Giannis Antetokounmpo in the close out game in Georgia. The Greek has been sidelined since the third quarter of Game 4 when he hyperextended his knee trying to grab a rebound.

Middleton steps in with Giannis sidelined

Just like they did in on Saturday night in Milwaukee, the Bucks starters stepped up in the absence of the two time NBA MVP. Khirs Middleton had a slow first half, but had an offense explosion out of the half time break, while Jrue Holiday flirted with a triple double for the newly crowned Easter Conference Champions.

Trae Young, who had missed the previous two games with a bone bruise in his ankle, returned to action tonight with Atlanta facing elimination. Young was visibly uncomfortable at times as his mobility was limited and he struggled to find his rhythm on the offensive end.

For the second straight game Milwaukee won in wire-to-wire fashion.  They took an early seven point lead thanks to another quick start from Holiday. Bobby Portis hit the two free throws to put the Bucks up in the opening possession and they would not look back from there.

Middleton's 23 point third quarter sealed win

Atlanta kept it close until halftime break, where they trailed by just four points, but Khris Middleton caught fire in the third quarter to lead his side to the series clinching victory. Middleton came into the second half with the hot hand, going on a 13-0 solo run, and scoring the first 16 Bucks points in the third quarter.

Milwaukee went on to outscore the Hawks 44-29 in the third quarter to put the away side in a commanding position going into the fourth quarter. The Hawks threw one last punch in the fourth closing the gap to six points with under four to go thanks to some brilliant play off the bench from Cam Reddish.

Milwaukee never trailed in series clincher

In the end it was too much Middleton and too much Holiday as the Bucks held off the Atlanta to complete the end-to-end win and clinch a spot in the NBA Finals.

Middleton filled the void left by Antetokounmpo’s injury, ending the game with 32 points and 7 rebounds. Jrue Holiday was an assist and a rebound away form a triple double and scored 27 points in the closing game of the Conference Finals.

Cam Reddish led the Hawks with 21 points, but Trae Young’s ankle did not allow him to offer the support needed in Game 6. The 22 year old superstar scored just 14 points on 4-17 shooting.

Bucks back to the Finals 47 years later

The Milwaukee Bucks are on to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1974. The big question going into the Championship series is will Giannis Antetokounmpo’s hyperextended left knee be healed for the Finals opener.

The Milwaukee Bucks will meet the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Finals. Game 1 is set to tip off from Arizona on Tuesday night at 9pm ET/ 6 PT.

118-107

It's all over from Atlanta. The Bucks are going to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1974

118-107

MIddleton gets two FTs to go.

116-107

Young to the line, hits one of two.

116-106

Tucker in the corner for three!

113-106

Bogdanovic pulls up from behind the arc.

113-103

Timeout Hawks with 1:29 to go in the fourth

113-103

Holiday finds Lopez on the alley oop.

111-103

Under 2 to go in the fourth

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Collins gets the lay in off the feed from Bogdanovic

111-101

Middleton to the line, after the Collins foul. Both FTs are good

109-101

Holiday with the up and under on the drive in traffic to silence the crowd, Timeout Hawks with 3:16 to go in the fourth

107-101

Capela with the finish off the steal. 21-7 run for the Hawks

107-99

Young's second FT is good out of the timeout.

107-98

Young fouled by Middleton on the drive, goes to the line and gets one to drop before the Hawks call a timeout with 4:11 to go in the fourth.

107-97

Under 5 to go in the fourth.

107-97

Reddish with another three ball

107-94

Holiday goes to the rack and gets the lay up

105-94

Young gets the floater off the dribble.

105-92

Connaughton with a huge three in the corner to stop the Hawks run

102-92

Collins sinks the FT out of the TO.

102-91

Collins and the spot up, AND 1!!! He'll go to the line after the Bucks timeout with 6:22 to go in the fourth

102-89

Reddish with another three ball

102-86

Floater from Collins from outside the lane.

102-84

Portis on the follow of the Lopez miss.

100-84

Young to the line, hits both FTs.

100-82

Gallinari on the scoop, 9:00 minutes to go in the fourth

100-98

Portis gets the runner in the paint

98-80

Bogdanovic with a deep two.

98-78

Portis to the line, hits two of two.

96-78

Holiday finishes with his off hand after the drive.

94-78

Huerter for three, finally. He's mised 9 of his last 10 shots.

94-75

Gallinari drops a three ball

94-72

Connaughton in the corner for three

91-72

The third quarter comes to a close with the Bucks up big. They are 12 minutes away from the NBA Finals.

91-72

Teague fouled on the drive with 1.5 seconds to go in the third quarter. Both FTs good for Teague.

89-72

Gallinari with a dunk after a baseline cut.

89-70

Holiday with another three ball.

86-70

Williams at the FT line, hits two of two.

86-68

Portis in the lane, gets his first bucket of the night.

84-68

1:30 to go in the third quarter.

84-68

Reddish to the stripe, hits one of two.

84-67

Teague drops a three after the offensive rebound. He's 3 for 3 from downtown.

84-67

Teague drop a three after the offensive rebound. He's 3 for 3 from downtown.

81-67

Okongwu to the line, hits one of two.

81-66

Middleton with another three ball!!!!!

78-66

Reddish with a long two off the pull up jumper.

78-64

Middleton to the line, hits two of two.

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Reddish spots up from three point range.

76-61

Holiday from the top of the key!

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Bogdanovic drives strong down the right side and gets the lay up

73-59

Middleton with a deep two in the corner.

71-59

Collins spots up on th mid range jumper

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Floater for Bogdanovic down the lane.

71-55

Holiday gets the friendly roll off the floater in the lane.

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Lopez in the corner for three. It's raining threes in Atlanta. Timeout Hawks with 6:20 to go in the third quarter.

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Capela down low with a short range effort.

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Reddish with another three ball

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Holiday with a three ball

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Reddish gets the three to fall.

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 Middleton aginst this time from downtown. He's got 16 this quarter.

60-47

Young drives to the rim and gets the lay up to go

60-45

Middleton from the FT line. He's on a 13-0 run all by himself.

58-45

Middleton with the left handed floater in the lane, gets the bucket and the foul. FT is good to complete the three point play.

55-45

Timeout Hawks with 9:50 to go in the third quarter.

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Middleton again! This time from the top of the key.

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Middleton in the left corner for three

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MIddleton gets the lay up to go off the drive on the right sid.e

47-45

The third quater in underway from Atlanta. Capela starts the scoring with a tip it, he's got 10

Young has found nothing easy through two quarter.

Trae Young has just 5 points on 2 of 8 shooting from the field.

47-43

Bogdanovic leads all scorers but will need some help from the rest of the cast.

Holiday is the top scorer for the Bucks with 10 points through two quarters.

47-43

The Hawks have turned it over 10 times already. Some Game 6 nerves might be raising to the surface for Atlanta.

47-43

Atlanta has struggled from the field, They are shooting just 31%, but are only down by 4.

47-43

It has been a defensive battle from State Farm Arena tonight.

47-43

The first half has come to a close in Game 6. The Bucks have led the whole way.

47-43

Williams goes to the FT line after the Middleton foul, gets two of two to drop.

47-41

Bogdanovic to the line, hits two of two.

47-39

1:30 to go in the second quarter.

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Connaughton finishes the fast break off the Holiday steal with a two handed slam.

45-39

Holiday goes right to the rack, he's got 10 points.

43-39

Capela connects on the close range effort.

43-37

Connaughton with a deep ball out of the timeout.

Under four to go in the first half. Atlanta wants a timeout with 3;50 to on in the second quarter.

40-37

4:10 to go in the second quarter.

40-37

Young gets into the paint and finishes the finger roll.

40-35

Huerter pulls up with a long two pointer.

39-33

Forbes off the catch and release.

36-33

Collins on a floater from outside the lane.

36-31

6:04 to go in the second quarter.

36-31

Bogdanovic to the line, gets two of two and ATL will keep the possesion.

36-29

Foul against Bogdanovic under review, as the refs determine if it was Forbes gave a clear path foul

36-29

Capela with an lay up down low.

36-27

Timeout Hawks with 6:53 to go in the second quarter.

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Teague with another three ball, this time from the left corner.

33-27

Reddish step into a three on the right side.

33-24

Connaughton with the finger roll off the glass in traffic.

31-24

Teague with a three ball!!! Hasn't played much this series, but gets a three to go.

28-24

The first quarter comes to a close, and just as we expected in this potential clinching Game 6 the teams have come out exchanging blows.

28-24

Okonguw to the line, drops two of two.

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Gallinari with back to back three balls

28-19

MIddleton with a pull up jumper from the baseline.

26-19

Gallinari strings a three ball from the top of the key

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Forbes drives left and finishes with the right hand off the glass.

24-16

Lopez on the put back after the Holiday miss.

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Lopez knocks down a deep two pointer.

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Lopez to the line, gets two of two FTs to drop.

18-16

Timeout Bucks with 3:42 to go in the first quarter.

18-16

Young on the drive, flips it up over Portis, gets the foul and the bucket. FT is good for Young.

18-13

Bogdanovic drops spot up deep three

18-10

Holiday gets the bucket off the glass and the foul driving down the left side. FT is good to convert the three point play.

15-10

Bogdanovic drives baseline from the right side and finishes off the glass.

15-8

Collins with a turnaround jumper outside the lane.

15-6

Young penetrates and finds Capela for the alley oop.

15-4

Lopez on the alley oop off the feed from Middleton. His first basket off the game after a career playoff high last game.

13-4

Middleton on the follow in transition off the missed PJ Tucker lay up. Timeout Hawks with 7:55 to go in the first quarter.

11-4

Portis back to the line, hits both FTs

9-4

Tucker gets a floater to go from the baseline

7-4

Capela with a tip in off his own miss.

7-2

Bogdanovic gets the hanging jumper in the lane

7-0

Another quick start for Holiday.

7-0

Holiday again, this time from downtown.

4-0

Holiday with a scoop and scored driving to the basket

2-0

Portis to the line to start the scoring from the FT line, hitting two of two.

0-0

We are underway in Game 6 from Atlanta.

We are just minutes away from tip off from Atlanta.

How will Trae Young look coming back from injury? Is back in the starting 5, and the Hawks will need him tonight in a big way.

The Hawks Game 6 starters.

The Hawks have only won four games at home this postseason.

John Collins wants to get off to a better start than last game, "It's hard to play from behind against a playoff team ... We have to come out and play better. I feel like we still could have won that game, but I think the biggest difference is letting them get out early, and it's hard to play from there."

The Bucks Starting 5 for Game 6.

According Bet365.com the Hawks are 3.5 point home favorites, with the Over/Under set at 220

The Bucks entering Game 6 with the drip

The Hawks with all kind of drip coming into Game 6.

Good news for the Hawks

Brook Lopez says there's no replacing Giannis "He's a freaking two-time MVP and so much of what we do. No one person is going to replace that. It's a matter of everyone stepping up."

Four of the Bucks starting 5 scored 22 points or more in Game 5. Brook Lopez scored a playoff high 33 points

The Bucks are looking for their first trip to the NBA Finals since 1974. They are a game away from the Championship series.

Giannis will not play tonight. He is still healing after hyperextending his left knee in Game 4

Just in: Trae Young will play tonight after getting clearance to play tonight. He sprained his ankle in Game 3 and was diagnosed with a bone bruise.

We are here at State Farm Arena for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals as the Bucks look to close out the series and stamp their ticket to the NBA FInals.

Hello everyone and welcome to Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals where a spot in the NBA Finals in on the line from Atlanta. AS English will keep you up to date with with live coverage, highlight, stats and scores from tonight’s game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Atlanta Hawks.

The Bucks beat Atlanta on Thursday night courtesy of a monster game from big man Brook Lopez.  Milwaukee never trailed in the wire-to-wire 123-112 Game 5 win.

Of the 123 points scored by Milwaukee in Game 5, the starting 5 scored 111. Lopez set a career playoff high with 33 points on 14 of 18 shooting. Three other Bucks starters scored 22 points or more as the Hawks had no answer at the Fiserv Forum.

This series has been marred by the injuries of both teams superstars. The Hawks have been without Trae Young since Game 4. After stepping on the referee’s foot on the sideline in third quarter of Game 3, Young returned to action, but was ineffective on his hobbled ankle. He was then diagnosed with a bone bruise the next day and has not returned to action since. He has been listed as questionable coming into tonight’s game.

Giannis Antetokounmpo has been sidelined since hyperextending his knee going for a rebound in Game 4. Giannis went to the locker room and would not return to the contest. An MRI showed no structural damage to the Greeks left knee, but he sat out last game in Wisconsin, and is listed as doubtful for tonight’s contest at State Farm Arena.


The Bucks are now just a win away from punching their ticket to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1974. They will get their first crack at closing out the series on Saturday as the series heads south. Game 6 from Atlanta will tip off on July 3rd at 8:30 pm ET.

 

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