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        === Hawks claw back from down 19 to top Bucks ===
 Atlanta,  GA  (Sports Network) -  Josh Smith and  Jeff Teague each supplied 24
 points  to propel the Atlanta Hawks' come from behind 109-104 victory over the
 Milwaukee Bucks on Friday at Philips Arena.
 Smith  added  six rebounds, three  assists, four  steals and two blocks, while
 Teague  dished  out 10  helpers for the  Hawks, who have  won two straight and
 swept the season series versus the Bucks for the first time in 16 years.
 Al  Horford registered 18 points and 17 rebounds while Devin Harris scored all
 of his 19 points in the second half in the victory.
 Monta  Ellis recorded a  game-high 27 points to go along with a career-high 17
 assists  and  eight boards,  while Ersan  Ilyasova scored  25 points and added
 seven  rebounds  for the Bucks, who  led by as many  as 19 early in the second
 Milwaukee has dropped three straight and 13 of 18 games overall.
 Atlanta  chipped away  after trailing  by seven  entering the  fourth quarter.
 Teague's  driving layup  tied the contest at 92-92 with 5:17 remaining and the
 Hawks  kept the pressure up with six straight points to create some space with
 3 1/2 minutes to play.
 Luc  Mbah a Moute  nailed a triple nearly one minute later to close the gap to
 100-97,  but  Teague fueled a  5-0 Atlanta run to  increase the Hawks' lead to
 eight with 58.9 seconds to play.
 Ellis  made things  interesting with a layup  and a triple to make it a three-
 point  game  with 17.8 seconds remaining,  but Horford made two free throws to
 secure the victory.
 Trailing  by 14 points  at halftime and quickly 19 early in the third quarter,
 Teague  capped off a  22-9 spurt with a slam to help Atlanta crawl back within
 68-62 with 4:57 left in the quarter.
 Milwaukee, however, still led after three quarters, 82-75.
 Atlanta  closed  the deficit to 32-30  early in the second quarter, but that's
 the  closest it  would be  for  the remainder  of  the first  half. The  Bucks
 utilized a 22-10 swing to enter halftime up 54-40.
 Ilyasova stayed hot in the first half and made 8-of-11 shots from the floor --
 including a 5-of-6 effort from behind the arc -- for 22 points.
                                   Game Notes
 Atlanta  last swept  Milwaukee  in  1996-97 ...  Milwaukee  was without  guard
 Brandon  Jennings  and  forward  Larry  Sanders after  both  were  injured  in
 Wednesday's  overtime  loss to Orlando ...  The Bucks made 17-of-33 shots from
 behind the arc ... Atlanta outscored the visitors 62-30 in the paint.
 04/12 22:33:59 ET