The Atlanta Hawks were an impressive team to play and went on to give all the opponents they could manage in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Finals against the Milwaukee Bucks while Trae Young recorded a new career with 48 points to lead his team to a 116-113 victory.
In addition to his 46 points, Young also recorded 11 assists and seven repetitions for Atlanta to help them win in Game 1. The youngsters didn’t do it all alone, as John Collins set an impressive display. finish the game with 23 points and return 15. On the other hand, Giannis Antetokounmpo set the tone for the Bucks, as usual, finishing the game with 34 points, 12 repetitions and nine assists. Jrue’s holiday was also a happy one for Milwaukee as he contributed 33 points, 10 assists and came back five times for the Bucks’ efforts but, in the end, it wasn’t enough.
With this victory, the Hawks lead 1-0 in this best of the seven ranks. Game 2 is scheduled for Friday night at Fiserv Stadium with an opening forecast set at 8:30 p.m. NA.
Here are three key elements of the game:
- Trae drops another jewel
No player has increased his share as much as Trae Young during this qualifier. After another good job, he claims he is one of the best offensive players in the league. Not only can he score in all three levels, but his speed and play completely undermine the opposing defenses.
The Bucks actually felt the same effect Wednesday night, as Young scored a high score of 48 jobs, seven repetitions, and 11 out of 17-for-34 assists from the field. Because of the threat of a take-roll from the Youth, Milwaukee was unable to put Brook Lopez down, who returned to bite them in the glass at the end of the fourth quarter.
On his big night, Young joined Luka Doncic as the only other player in NBA history to score at least 45 points and 10 assists in the playoffs before turning 23. He also beat LeBron James and Dirk Nowitzki by four points in the final. meeting. If that’s not enough, he scored or assisted with 72 points out of the Hawks 116, which is the highest ever in the Conference Finals game.
At one point, he was so confident that after completely shaking Jrue’s Holiday on the circuit, he stood and stood for a long time before delivering a pointer-3.
- Offensive references turn the game into a home stretch
Although Trae Young was in the game, the Bucks still had a seven-point lead four minutes before and seemed to take control of the game. They were at home, all the speed was on their side and it looked like they would see a game from there.
And perhaps they should have considered that they found the first station of the Hawks’ last seven assets on the stretch – not counting the trips that the Bucks did deliberately misbehave. Sadly, for the Bucks, they could not find the required destination to turn off those assets and end up giving the game a glass.
The Hawks grabbed five offensive rebounds in the last four minutes, resulting in nine points for second place. That was the difference when they beat the Bucks 18-8 under a stretch to steal the victory. While the final figures would show off the offensive back (12 per team) and second-place scores (17-16 on behalf of the Hawks) were the same, the Hawks got the most important moment.
The main reason for this was the lack of Brook Lopez. The MPs were forced to pull it down and get smaller because the Youth was destroying them in a pick-and-roll. Without him, the Hawks took advantage and broke the board hard.
- Middleton has a bad night
With just 4.6 seconds left, the Bucks had the ball with a chance to equalize and force extra time. As usual in situations like these, they went to see Khris Middleton. He ended up looking good, but his 3rd score failed to finish the game.
While that shot was not the only reason for the Bucks to lose this game, it was a good end, as Middleton and the Bucks lost badly. Middleton presented one of their worst playing games, finishing with 15 out of 6 with 23 points on the field. It was the second lowest number of scores on the qualifiers and was locked in a poor shooting performance. It was only the second time he had failed to get a 3-point mark, as he was 0-in.