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Rapid Recap: Bucks 115, Hawks 107


NBA: Atlanta Hawks at Milwaukee Bucks Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

It has finally happened — the Milwaukee Bucks have earned 60 wins on the season.

It’d take Milwaukee a little bit of time to get going, but when they did, Atlanta never really stood a chance. The first half would feature 10 points apiece from Giannis Antetokounmpo and Pat Connaughton, and saw the Bucks hold a 54-45 lead.

The Bucks would fly on cruise control throughout the third quarter, and they’d play Giannis sparingly. In the third quarter, he was out on the court for five minutes before exiting. In that five minute span, he racked up nine points. Moving into the fourth quarter, the Bucks maintained a 85-72 advantage.

There’d be a brief spell in the fourth where Atlanta would catch Milwaukee sleepwalking and trim the Bucks’ lead to as little as three. However, a pair of Khris Middleton threes would provide all the breathing room Milwaukee would need. From there, it was easy sailing the last two minutes and the Bucks would earn their 60th victory with a 115-107 win.

Stat That Stood Out

Rather than going with a statistic from the game, I’m going to go with the biggest takeaway from tonight — 60 wins. I see that number and I still have a hard time believing it. I never really thought I’d see a Bucks team reach it in my lifetime. I guess I sort of viewed it as a mythical number that “really good” teams with LeBron and Kobe were only capable of reaching. Well, here we are and the Bucks have done it. Coming into this season, I would’ve been content with 45 wins. I would’ve been very happy with 50 wins. It’s so awesome this team hit 60. This is a special team, and like many of you, I’m eagerly anticipating the playoffs so we can really gauge how special they are.