The Rundown: Hawks deal Bucks first loss

Published November 8, 2022, 1:58 PMJC Ansis

Even without Trae Young, the Hawks were able to halt Giannis Antetokounmpo and the streaking Bucks.


Wizards 108, Hornets 100

Rockets 134, Magic 127

Pistons 112, Thunder 103

Pacers 129, Pelicans 122

Sixers 100, Suns 88

Hawks 117, Bucks 98 

Blazers 110, Heat 107

Bulls 111, Raptors 97

Celtics 109, Grizzlies 106

Knicks 120, Timberwolves 107

Nuggets 115, Spurs 109

Mavericks 96, Nets 94

Warriors 116, Kings 113

Jazz 139, Lakers 116

Clippers 119, Cavaliers 117

What went down

Heading into the game against the Atlanta Hawks, the Milwaukee Bucks were on a dominant run to start the season with an undefeated 9-0 record.

Without Trae Young (right shin soreness), the Bucks were expected to add another W but the Hawks had other plans. 

It was a close game until halftime with Atlanta staring at a six-point deficit. But the Hawks turned it up in the third period, forcing Milwaukee to six turnovers and 0-of-8 from deep to move into the driver’s seat. Once the Hawks seized the lead they never let go of it, eventually getting the — win.

Dejounte Murray stepped up in Trae’s absence with a double-double of 22 points and 11 assists and AJ Griffin provided a huge boost off the bench with 20 markers and three steals.

The Bucks suffered their first loss, which means bad news for their next opponents.

Big-time ballers

There were a lot of amazing performances but I’m going for the two rising stars who went head-to-head today.

It was a duel between Filipino-American Jalen Green, last season’s No. 2 pick, and Paolo Banchero, this year’s No. 1 pick. And man did we get a treat.

Green finished with 34 points (on 12-of-18 shooting), including 5 3s. He also had three rebounds, three assists, two steals, and the win. Banchero, on the other hand, dropped 30 on 50 percent shooting, to go along with six rebounds, four assists, and two steals.

Here’s a cool sequence involving the two: Banchero with a nice pass and Green with a nicer block.


But I also wanna give a shoutout to Steph Curry for scoring 47 points (anchored on seven 3s), grabbing eight boards, and dishing out eight assists in the Warriors' win over the Kings.

What he said

Guess who’s taking his talents to Taiwan? 

Did you see that?

Let’s end this Rundown with two nasty plays. First up: Beam me up, Scottie!

Then, a Josh Hart dagger to seal the deal for Portland.