The Milwaukee Bucks beat the Atlanta Hawks 88-87. This ended a bad 5 game game home losing streak for Milwaukee. T.J. Ford pumped in 14 points and 8 dimes in 35 minutes. Ford played great and his passing is a big need for the Bucks. Jamaal Magloire got 9 points and 15 boards in 36 minutes. Magloire has good games and some horrible games but he was consistent tonight. Bobby Simmons got 18 points and 3 assists in 38 minutes. Simmons scoring is very important and he has to hit jump shots. Joe Johnson got 9 points, 9 board and yes 17 assists in 46 minutes. Johnson has to use that great passing ability more often and get his team involved. Josh Smith got 25 points and 4 boards in 38 minutes. Smith is a big part of the great young nucleus the Hawks have and they be great in a few years. Salim Stoudamire got 21 points and 2 boards in 28 minutes. Stoudamire can score the ball and he is a great young sort of Eddie House type player.