Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks Game 3 Preview

Milwaukee Bucks at Atlanta Hawks

(Source: Yardbarker.com)

Preview

The Hawks will try and take their show on the road as they travel to the Bradley Center for Game three against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Hawks sport a 2-0 lead in the series and will try and push the Bucks to the brink of elimination. Both teams have been off since Tuesday so there has been plenty of time for adjustments to have been made. Expect the Bucks to come out spirited and playing well behind a raucous Bradley Center crowd. It will be up to the Hawks to answer back.

For the season the Hawks have been among the elite teams in terms of their record at home. However, they have been mediocre at times on the road. They will have to bring the same level of focus and intensity on the road tonight. A victory for the Hawks all but closes out the series. A win for the Bucks and little bits of confidence could start to build.

When the Hawks have faltered on the road they have typically went away from what has worked for them at home. During this series they have beat the Bucks up inside with Al Horford and Josh Smith. This in turn has freed Joe Johnson to maneuver as he wants. Tonight needs to be no different. The Hawks only need to go to Joe when needed. Make the Bucks stop Smith and Horford and continue to push the basketball. Milwaukee is no match for Atlanta in the open floor. Easy baskets equals big leads which turn into big wins.

Go Hawks!

Saturday April 24, 2010

Atlanta Hawks (2-0) Milwaukee Bucks (0-2) First Round NBA Playoffs Game 3.

Venue: Bradley Center

Time: 7:00pm ET

TV: ESPN

Radio: 790TheZone, NBA Audio League Pass

Series:

04/17/2010 Hawks 102 Bucks 92 – Recap – Hawks lead 1-0

04/20/2010 Hawks 96 Bucks 86 – Recap – Hawks lead 2-0

Game 1 Highlights:

Game 2 Highlights:

Hawks – Probable Starters

PG – Mike Bibby

SG – Joe Johnson

SF – Marvin Williams

PF – Josh Smith

C – Al Horford

Bucks – Probable Starters

PG – Brandon Jennings

SG – John Salmons

SF – Carlos Delfino

PF – Luc Richard Mbah a Moute

C – Kurt Thomas

Hawks Blog Roll

Hoopinion

Peachtree Hoops

Hawks Blog – AJC.com

Hawks Str8talk

The Vent

Bucks Blog Roll

Bucksketball

Brew Hoop

We’re Bucked

Topics: Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA

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