Milwaukee Bucks Vs Atlanta Hawks Live Streaming NBA Online Radio Broadcast Tv Links Telecast Schedule March 2,2012.

Milwaukee Bucks Vs Atlanta Hawks Live Streaming NBA Online Radio Broadcast Tv Links Telecast Schedule March 2,2012.

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The Atlanta Hawks' recent lack of offensive punch has contributed to their current slump, though they seemingly have a solid chance to snap out of their funk against a Milwaukee Bucks team that's struggling to defend lately.

Atlanta seeks its 11th win in the last 13 home meetings with Milwaukee when the teams meet Friday night.

The return of leading scorer Joe Johnson did little for the Hawks' struggling offense as they shot a season-worst 33.7 percent in an 85-82 loss to Golden State on Wednesday.

Johnson, who missed the previous two games with tendinitis in his left knee, finished with a team-high 18 points but hit only 6 of 17 shots.

Atlanta (20-15) has lost six of eight, shooting 39.2 percent and averaging 83.6 points. Another sub-40 percent performance Friday would mark the first time it's done that in four straight games since Dec. 23-31, 2006.

"I thought we missed a lot of point-black shots with nobody around," said Johnson, who added he isn't completely recovered from his injury. "I'm sure we'll bounce back and have to get the next one, but it was definitely a tough loss for us."

Josh Smith, Marvin Williams and Zaza Pachulia all had double-doubles, but those rebound totals were aided by a lot of their own misses. The trio shot a combined 15 for 49.

"I thought we settled for way too many jump shots," coach Larry Drew said. "We've got to be smarter and understand the flow of the game. It's one thing if you're making shots, but if you're not making shots from the perimeter you can't just settle for jump shots."

The Hawks hit 45.8 percent of their field-goal attempts in a 97-92 win in Milwaukee on Jan. 23, as Johnson scored a game-high 26 points and Smith added 19 points and 13 rebounds.

It marked the fifth win in the last seven meetings -- including the playoffs -- over the Bucks (14-21), who have lost seven of nine after falling 102-96 at Boston on Wednesday.

Ersan Ilyasova had 25 points and 10 rebounds and Drew Gooden added 23 points, but Brandon Jennings shot 2 for 11 and finish with six points.

Milwaukee has allowed 100-plus points in three straight games for the first time all season. It hasn't allowed four consecutive opponents to hit triple digits since Nov. 26-Dec. 1, 2010.

Despite these recent struggles, only two of the Bucks' losses during this difficult stretch have come by double digits.

"We have to get it done," Gooden said. "You know, it's funny. We never get blown out. We fight to the end, and it just kind of (upsets) us that we come up short every time, almost."

Jennings had 19 points and 12 assists in the first meeting with the Hawks, though he had only four points and shot 1 for 8 in a 110-85 loss March 15 in the most recent matchup in Atlanta. Johnson scored 36 points in that contest.

Jennings has shot 31.0 percent while averaging 8.7 points in three career regular-season games at Philips Arena.


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