ATLANTA - Round two between the Atlanta Hawks and the Milwaukee Bucks took place on Wednesday night.
The Hawks fought until the end, but their losing streak extends to seven games after a 111-102 loss.
Hours before the Atlanta took the floor against the Bucks, Jabari Parker, who was drafted by No. 2 overall by Milwaukee, said he wouldn't mind returning to the franchise that he started his career with.
"Never. I would never rule out a possible return here," Parker told ESPN. "I would never do that. It's just so sad how it ended, and I wish I could've stayed."
Parker showed the Bucks why they shouldn't rule out giving him another contract, too. He finished the game with 33 points - 25 coming in the first half.
It was a career high for points scored in a half for the fifth-year man out of Duke. His 33 points was a season high.
The Hawks were down 33 to 17 after the first quarter and managed to trim the Bucks' lead to just one point going into halftime. They outscored the Bucks 42-27 in the first half.
Trae Young had 29 points and seven assists. He picked up a technical foul in the fourth quarter with under two minutes left that halted Hawks' chances of surmounting a double-digit deficit.
In the second half, Atlanta had costly turnovers and didn't play defense without fouling. They had 19 turnovers and 25 fouls in the game.
There's a lot of basketball left to be played, but the road only gets tougher for the Hawks who have games against the Pacers (Nov. 29) and the Rockets (Nov. 30) on the road.
The match against the Pacers tips off at 8:00 p.m.