The Atlanta Hawks came out focused and ready to play. The Sixers made a rub at the end of the game to make the score close. However, the Hawks were able to pull off the game 1 upset over the Sixers, 128-124. Winning game 1 is huge for the Atlanta Hawks confidence because now they have stolen the Home-court advantage from the Sixers.
Floater game >>> pic.twitter.com/Z9UmPQvc7a— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) June 6, 2021
Trae Young led the way with 35 points on 11 of 23 shooting from the field. Young also dished out 10 assists and grabbed 2 rebounds. He scored 25 of his 35 points in the first half. He hit an array of 3 pointers and floaters to get his buckets. He played with the mindset to win and showed no fear. You g spoke on his team’s mindset now and moving forward.
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“The confidence in all these guys is high,” Young said. “We’re out here playing for each other. Out here having fun. Everyone’s locked in.”
The first player in Atlanta Hawks history to have 35+ PTS & 10+ AST in a playoff game. ❄️ pic.twitter.com/fPylNgfGDS— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) June 6, 2021
Other Hawks players played extremely well and helped the team get the big game 1 win.
- Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 21 points on 7 of 17 shooting from the field. He knocked down 5 of 12 from behind the 3-point line. He also grabbed 4 rebounds and dished out 5 assists in 36 minutes of play.
- John Collins scored 21 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished out 2 assists.
- Clint Capela scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
- Kevin Huerter scored 15 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished out 4 assists off of the bench.
Cool under pressure. pic.twitter.com/OgUjEAvzft— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) June 6, 2021
What an ending. pic.twitter.com/EDGz45brNl— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) June 6, 2021
TALK TO 'EM KEV. pic.twitter.com/MRMVX6JFlW— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) June 6, 2021
Game 2 is Tuesday, 6/8 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Tip-off is at 7:30 pm Eastern and will air on TNT.
Yesssssssir! ❄️ pic.twitter.com/BQzoetYe89— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) June 6, 2021