Milwaukee stun Atlanta 91-87 to lead series 3-2

08:56, April 30, 2010      

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Milwaukee Bucks' Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (12) is fouled by Atlanta Hawks' Jamal Crawford (right) during their NBA first-round playoff game on Wednesday in Atlanta. The Bucks won 91-87 and lead best-of-seven series 3-2. John Bazemore / Associated Press

Relying on young and old, the Milwaukee Bucks find themselves one win from an upset that looked improbable just a week ago.

No one is more stunned than the Atlanta Hawks, who figured they would have things all wrapped up by now.

Brandon Jennings scored 25 points, Kurt Thomas drew a crucial charging foul against Joe Johnson and the Bucks stunned the home team with a 14-0 run late in the game, beating the favored Hawks 91-87 on Wednesday night for a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Milwaukee, appearing in the playoffs for the first time since 2006, responded like the seasoned postseason team after getting blown out in the first two games. The third-seeded Hawks, planning for a long run in their third straight playoff appearance, better figure out a way to win on the road or this season will be over much sooner than they expected.

Game 6 is on Friday night in Milwaukee.

"The pressure's not on us," Jennings said.

Milwaukee center Andrew Bogut is watching the playoffs with a cast on his right hand after taking a gruesome fall late in the regular season but the 20-year-old Jennings keeps stepping up big with darting moves to the hoop and timely jumpers. The rookie scored 12 straight points early and clinched the victory with two free throws.


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