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Atlanta’s bench scored a mixed 53 factors and silenced Miami’s residence crowd, sending the Hawks into an Jap Convention first spherical playoff collection in opposition to the Boston Celtics.
Miami will face the winner of Wednesday’s matchup between Toronto and Chicago for the eighth and closing seed within the Jap Convention playoffs.
After the win, Younger stated, “We introduced them bodily.” “They’re recognized for being a really bodily workforce and making an attempt to intimidate lots of groups on the defensive finish.
“And should you do not match his physicality you will get beat. Tonight I feel we matched his physicality and it confirmed.”
Younger led a spectacular all-round offensive workforce effort from Atlanta that noticed seven gamers rating in double figures.
Dejaunte Murray posted 18 factors, whereas Sadiq Bay added 17.
After a dominating first half, Atlanta tightened their grip on the sport after shortly leaping to a two-point lead, outrunning a sluggish Miami line-up on each ends of the courtroom.
The Hawks went forward by 9 factors on the finish of the primary quarter at 36–27 after which shortly went on a 24-point lead within the second, at 63–39.
Solely a late 11–0 run by Miami to shut out the half—Kyle Lowry led his first half with 19 factors—stored the scoreline respectable however Atlanta nonetheless held an enormous 65–50 lead at half time. Reached
Younger led Atlanta within the first half with 13 factors and 6 assists, together with a spectacular back-to-back cross within the second quarter that arrange a three-pointer for Bay.
Clint Capela additionally delivered an enormous defensive efficiency for Atlanta, hauling in 21 rebounds and making two key blocks to stifle Miami’s offense within the first half.
Miami rallied to begin the second half with a 13–4 run and closed inside 5 factors at one stage within the third quarter.
Nevertheless, the Hawks managed to fend off Miami’s comeback makes an attempt.
(with company inputs)