Milwaukee Bucks defeat Atlanta Hawks, 91-87

Atlanta — Keep counting 'em out, all you National Basketball Association experts.

These Milwaukee Bucks will just keep fighting to the end.

The Atlanta Hawks found that out the hard way on Wednesday night in Game 5 of the teams' Eastern Conference series, as the Bucks got off the mat to grab a stunning 91-87 victory at Philips Arena.

The Bucks have won three straight games against the third-seeded Hawks while taking a 3-2 lead in the first-round series, and Milwau...

Atlanta — This is no time to quibble about details.

Outside of the Milwaukee Bucks' overpowering run to the 1971 NBA championship, the 4-minute finish Wednesday night was, without question, the greatest stretch in franchise history.

Are you kidding?

Down by nine points in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series in a building where the third-seeded Atlanta Hawks almost never lose and, indeed, had won 14 straight? Down by as many as 13 in the third quarter?


Atlanta — It started as a tough night for the Milwaukee Bucks' big men.

Kurt Thomas and Dan Gadzuric were in foul trouble and kept taking turns going to the bench.

But the 37-year-old Thomas made a huge play when he returned in the fourth quarter, drawing a charging foul on Atlanta Hawks guard Joe Johnson. It was Johnson's sixth foul and meant he wasn't around to influence the final 2 minutes as the Bucks rallied for a 91-87 victory in Game 5 of the Eastern Conferenc...