Giannis returns, Bucks cool off surging Hawks 120-109

ATLANTA (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 15 points in his return to the Milwaukee lineup and got plenty of help from his teammates as the Bucks cooled off the surging Atlanta Hawks 120-109.

Antetokounmpo had missed six games with an ailing left knee before getting cleared to return in Atlanta, where he starred in the NBA All-Star Game last month. He played 25 minutes in his return, hitting 7 of 12 shots.

The Bucks had seven players in double figures, led by Jrue Holiday with 23 points.

Bogdan Bogdanovic led Atlanta with 28 points, and Trae Young hit just 3 of 17 shots.