A day after making peace with Ray Allen, Glenn Robinson stuck it to his old team.
Robinson scored 23 points in his first game against Milwaukee, and Jason Terry added 19 as the Hawks beat the Bucks, 98-80, last night in Atlanta.
Robinson was traded to Atlanta in the offseason after eight seasons in Milwaukee, where he was part of the "big three" with Ray Allen and Sam Cassell. But after the Bucks reached the Eastern Conference finals two years ago, they fell to 41-41 and missed the playoffs.
Earlier in the season, Allen had been critical of his former teammate, calling Robinson a "ball hog," and Robinson responded by saying Allen was a "little punk." But the pair met Wednesday and hashed out any differences, even though they hardly spoke on the court.
"Glenn didn't have much to say," Allen said. "In his mind, I attacked him. I explained it to him. I apologized to him. We have an understanding."
Actually, most of the conversation Robinson had on the court was simply good-natured trash talk with Cassell.
"Sam was telling me my bark was loud but my bite wasn't vicious," said Robinson, whose nickname is "Big Dog."
"I just told him not to come to the hole, because if he came to the hole, I was going to get a flagrant foul."
Shareef Abdur-Rahim and Ira Newble added 14 points apiece for the Hawks, who had lost six of eight. Terry had 12 assists and Theo Ratliff had 13 points, 15 rebounds and 4 blocks.
"Theo was terrific," Atlanta Coach Lon Kruger said. "He rebounded the ball, and helped finish some plays on offense. It was the first game in a while that he really felt well."
* TIMBERWOLVES 114, WARRIORS 98: Kevin Garnett had 21 points, 15 rebounds and 9 assists as visiting Minnesota snapped Golden State's three-game winning streak.
Kendall Gill scored 19 points, Anthony Peeler added 17 and Joe Smith had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Minnesota.
Antawn Jamison had 32 points and 10 rebounds to lead five starters in double figures for Golden State, but the Warriors weren't able to earn their first four-game winning streak since February 2000.