Atlanta Hawks defeat Milwaukee Bucks, 95-74

Atlanta — A remarkable Milwaukee Bucks season fizzled to a finish in Game 7 against the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday.

The Bucks showed signs of fatigue and struggled to another awful shooting performance in a 95-74 loss to the Hawks, who rallied from a 3-2 deficit to win the Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.

"If you get outrebounded by 20 or so rebounds and shoot 32%, it's going to be a tough game to win," Bucks coach Scott Skiles said. "We had our opportunit...

Atlanta — Is it better to have made the playoffs and lost than to have never made the playoffs at all?

How about when a season is vacated by shooting so poor in the last two games that the ability to hit a prone bear in the backside with a bass fiddle seemed unlikely?

How about when the offense was so out of sorts at the end that Wisconsin basketball, circa 2000, might have seemed entertaining by comparison?

Do you even have to ask?

Sure, the Milwaukee Bucks sh...

Atlanta — Brandon Jennings left his rookie year Sunday with a vow.

"This summer I'll work out, get stronger and come back a totally different player," he said after the Milwaukee Bucks were eliminated, 95-74, by the Atlanta Hawks in the first round of the NBA playoffs.

That has to be an encouraging thought for the Bucks and a sobering concept for the rest of the league about the electrifying point guard who finished third in rookie of the year voting.

Jennings als...