Milwaukee Bucks (34-20, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (30-25, fourth in the Eastern Conference) Atlanta; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: The Atlanta Hawks and the Milwaukee Bucks meet in a matchup of two of the top-ranked teams in the Eastern Conference. The Hawks have gone 16-12 against Eastern Conference teams.
Khris Middleton had 27 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in three quarters, as the Milwaukee Bucks breezed to a 130-105 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday. Brook Lopez added 18 points and eight rebounds, Jrue Holiday pitched in 15 points and three steals, and the Bucks built a lead as big as 30 points early in the fourth quarter on the way to their second consecutive blowout. After losing six of nine games, the Bucks beat Orlando 124-87 on Sunday.
Luka Doncic sank a stumbling, off-balance 3-point floater as time expired to give the Dallas Mavericks a stunning 114-113 victory over the host Memphis Grizzlies. Updated NBA standings WATCH: Wednesday night's best plays and performances Dallas Mavericks 114 - 113 Memphis Grizzlies Doncic scored 25 of his 29 points in the second half and finished with nine assists to help Dallas end a two-game slide. Kristaps Porzingis added 21 points for the Mavericks.