The absence of Giannis failing to stop Milwaukee’s march to the NBA championship series. Unlike the Clippers who badly missed Kawhi, the Bucks had players who could provide the numbers that the Greek could pull out in key games. Khris Middleton with 32 points was awesome with Jrue’s 27.

Bogdan for ATL was his destructive best from the paint with 20 one less than Cam Reddish’ tally. The Hawks spread out the point contribution thereby running Milwaukee pretty close at the end only defeated by just over 10 points. ATL matching the Bucks on the paint was crucial, we all know the list of victims of Milwaukee this season from that part of the court can fill this blog in itself. Surprisingly the Bucks were better from down town scoring over 50 percentage. Trae Young,normally effective from outside the arch had a somewhat subdues game for the Hawks. Hawks’ tactics were damn wrong. What took them to the conference finals dance was their great shooting from outside the arch not fighting it out on the paint with the best team in the NBA in that regard. Milwaukee will look to end a 50 year wait for a world championship, a second overall when they face Phoenix. Suns looking for their very first. The hunger from both sides is clearly there.