Joe Johnson went off for 28 points and added 5 rebounds leading Atlanta over Milwaukee, 97-92, on Monday at Bradley Center.
Atlanta won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 179.5.
Atlanta got 19 points from Josh Smith and another 15 points from Jeff Teague. Jeff Teague contributed 5 assists, while Zaza Pachulia cleaned the glass with 14 rebounds.
Milwaukee got 21 points from Brandon Jennings in a losing cause and another 17 points from Mike Dunleavy. Brandon Jennings contributed 11 assists for the Bucks, while Andrew Bogut had 12 rebounds.
The rebound battle favored Milwaukee as they grabbed 48 boards, while Atlanta only had 45.
Next game, Atlanta takes its act on the road to face San Antonio looking for another win. For Milwaukee, they head on the road to face Houston.