First-half patterns seem to be holding, as the Milwaukee Bucks are still getting killed on the boards but have managed to increase their lead.
Giannis Antetokounmpo now has 24 points as the Bucks lead the Atlanta Hawks, 95-84, after three quarters.
The Bucks have led by as many as 14, but gave the Hawks a three-point final possession. Kevin Huerter missed the second of two free throws, but guard Trae Young claimed his fourth offensive rebound and 11th total rebound, then sank a running jumper with 9 seconds left.
The Hawks hold a 49-27 edge on the boards through three quarters.
Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe each have 15 points for the Bucks.
Young leds the Hawks with 22 points.