Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks Date and Time: Monday, June 28,2021 8:30 am Venue: Fiserv Forum Prediction: Atlanta Hawks Bookmaker: 1xbet
Game 3 of the 2021 NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks will commence on Monday at Fiserv Forum.
This will be the Milwaukee Bucks’ second trip to the Eastern Conference Finals in three years under coach Mike Budenholzer, and the first since 2015 for the Atlanta Hawks in less than a season under interim coach Nate McMillan. After being taken to a Game 7 by their respective opponents in the semifinals, both teams are looking to be the East’s representative in the 2021 Finals.
Neither team was favored to emerge from the semis, but they overcame the odds to get an opportunity to be the conference champs this season.
Virtually no one thought that the Atlanta Hawks could put down the mighty Philadelphia 76ers, the East’s No. 1 seed this season, in the semifinals. But the scrappy Hawks found a way to outlast the Sixers in seven games, winning three of four on the road.
After a thrilling semifinal series against the Brooklyn Nets, the Milwaukee Bucks will have a few days of rest before Game 1 of the conference finals against the Atlanta Hawks. The 115-111 Game 7 win on Saturday should have forged this team into a more formidable fighting unit, especially as it faces a team that has overcome adversity to get this far.
No one could have predicted the Atlanta Hawks to escape past Philly in the second round, but Trae Young and company have shown a resilience that belies their collective age of 25.6 years old, 11th youngest in the NBA.
Expect the Atlanta Hawks to take advantage of their depth and the threat of their long-range shooters, while the Milwaukee Bucks try to overwhelm them with their size underneath.
The game should be a tight one, but it won’t be a surprise if the Atlanta Hawks shock the basketball world again with a win on the road over the Milwaukee Bucks.