Neither the Milwaukee Bucks or the Atlanta Hawks have been able to win on the road in the first four games of their best of 7 NBA playoff series. The difference is, the Hawks have home court advantage and if the home team advantage plays out, Atlanta will win the series 4 games to 3.
Atlanta has been dominant at home this season (36-7), winning 14 straight games at Philips Arena.
The Bucks defended better in games 3 and 4, compared to the first two games of the series. In the first two games of the series, the Hawks were getting too many layups and dunks. That changed in the last two games.
The Bucks also did a better job of taking the ball to the rim in the last two games and that has to continue the rest of the way.
The Bucks gained a tremendous amount of confidence after falling behind 0-2 in the series and rebounding to even it up at 2. But they now face their biggest challenge in game 5 tonight and how the Bucks respond will determine what kind of chance they have of winning this opening round series.