As the NBA honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his holiday, 12 games will be played across the league.
Among them is a game in his birthplace of Atlanta, where the Hawks will take the floor to host the Bucks in a rematch of the 2021 Eastern Conference Finals.
The Bucks, who would win the series and ultimately take home their first NBA title in 50 years, look primed to win yet another title this season behind the play of two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. Despite dealing with various injuries to key players, the Bucks’ championship DNA is on full display when the team adopts a next-man-up mentality.
Conversely, it’s been a rough year for the Hawks so far, as they appear to be a team in serious danger of missing the postseason altogether. Trae Young has been incredible for the Hawks but it hasn’t been enough as the team is frantically searching for answers.
Last week, Atlanta parted ways with former top-10 draft pick Cam Reddish and received another former lottery pick in Kevin Knox II in return. The Hawks might not be done dealing yet, either.
When the two teams met earlier in the year, the Hawks were able to come away with a win. Can they get one on Monday to turn the tides of an otherwise disappointing season?
Bucks vs. Hawks live streams
What time does Bucks vs. Hawks start?
- Date: Monday, Jan. 17
- Time: 6:00 p.m. ET | 3:00 p.m. PT
What channel is Bucks vs. Hawks on?
- National TV: TNT
- Regional: Bally Sports Wisconsin,
Bucks upcoming schedule
|Date||Opponent||Time (ET)||National TV|
|Jan. 17||at Hawks||6:00 p.m.||TNT|
|Jan. 19||vs. Grizzlies||8:00 p.m.||–|
|Jan. 21||vs. Bulls||8:00 p.m.||–|
|Jan. 22||vs. Kings||8:00 p.m.||–|
|Jan. 26||at Cavaliers||7:00 p.m.||–|
(All times Eastern.)
Hawks upcoming schedule
|Jan. 17||vs. Bucks||6:00 p.m.||TNT|
|Jan. 19||vs. Timberwolves||7:30 p.m.||–|
|Jan. 21||vs. Heat||7:30 p.m.||–|
|Jan. 23||at Hornets||7:00 p.m.||–|
|Jan. 26||vs. Kings||7:30 p.m.||–|
(All times Eastern.)
NBA schedule for 2021-22
After a truncated season in 2020-21, the NBA has returned to its standard 82-game format for the 2021-22 campaign, which is the league’s 75th anniversary season.
Here are some key dates for the 2021-22 NBA season:
- Trade Deadline: Feb. 10
- NBA All-Star 2022: Feb. 18-20
- Regular season concludes: April 10
- Play-In Tournament: April 12-15
- Playoffs begin: April 16
- NBA Finals begin: June 2
- 2022 NBA Draft: June 23