Already in the first quarter it was evident that Young was not in full condition point guard rejected shots behind the 3-point line that he would normally have taken without thinking twice, especially with his team trailing on the scoreboard.
The Bucks came out determined to repeat the formula for success from the previous game: suffocating pressure on defense that allowed them to steal balls, force errors and launch attacks with the Hawks out of place. For the first few minutes the plan worked.
The Hawks’ first two attacks ended with the Bucks stealing the ball. In 2 minutes, the Bucks were leading 0-7. The pressure from the Bucks continued to force more errors as Bobby Portis, Jrue Holiday, Krhis Middleton, Brook Lopez and PJ Tucker scored and made it 4-15.
But the nervousness and the rush began to take hold of the Milwaukee. He seemed in a hurry to finish the game and was putting the ball up quickly.
The precipitation resulted in poor offensive decisions and the Hawks took advantage of the Milwaukee’s slump . In just over 2 minutes.
The Hawks punished the Bucks with a 12-3 run and came within just 2 points, 16-18. The streak was snapped when Young returned to the bench and the first quarter ended with the Bucks 4 points ahead, 24-28.
The second quarter ended in a draw Both teams scored 19 points and left the score at 43-47, 4 points up for the Bucks shooting percentages were revealing of nervousness and imprecision. The Hawks had 25% on 3s and 30% on total. The Bucks are 26% and 38% respectively.