MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo isn’t waiting for the playoffs to play with postseason intensity.
The young All-Star threw down a windmill dunk, drew defensive attention to open up lanes for teammates and contorted his athletic, 6-foot-11 frame along the sideline to save a late possession for the Milwaukee Bucks.
Antetokounmpo picked up his second straight double-double with 34 points and 13 rebounds, and rookie Malcolm Brogdon had 14 points and seven assists in a 100-97 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.
The Bucks, who have won 11 of 13 games, moved into a tie with Atlanta for fifth place in the Eastern Conference, though the Hawks still hold the tiebreaker. Atlanta has lost six straight.
“It was a playoff-type game. Everybody is fighting for pole position,” Bucks coach Jason Kidd said.
Atlanta had one last chance to tie before Ersan Ilyasova missed a contested…