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NBA: Hawks maintain off Warmth, Trey Younger hits game-winner

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Trey Younger of the Atlanta Hawks drives previous PJ Tucker of the Miami Warmth in Sport Three of the NBA Japanese Convention First Spherical playoffs at State Farm Enviornment on April 22, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.   (Getty Photos through AFP)

LOS ANGELES – Trae Younger delivered the game-winner for Atlanta in a 111-110 victory over the Miami Warmth on Friday because the Hawks clawed their method again into their NBA playoff first-round sequence.

The Hawks minimize the deficit of their best-of-seven Japanese Convention first-round sequence to 2-1.

PJ Tucker’s three-pointer with lower than a minute to play had put the Warmth up 110-109 because the conflict in Atlanta got here all the way down to the frantic remaining minutes.

With 5.5 seconds remaining Younger drove the lane and floated within the basket that proved the distinction, with Miami star Jimmy Butler watching his contested three-point effort on the buzzer bounce off the rim.

“I simply wished to attempt to get to the basket,” stated Younger, who scored 24 factors to guide six Hawks gamers in double figures. “I knew there was solely 10 seconds left … I didn’t need to accept a 3. So I attempted to get all the way in which to the rim and both get a foul or a layup.”

The highest-seeded Warmth had received the primary two video games of the best-of-seven Japanese Convention sequence at house.

Their probabilities of taking a 3-0 stranglehold appeared good when a 21-0 scoring run within the third quarter noticed them take an 84-68 lead in a recreation that was delayed greater than half an hour after a suspicious bundle was discovered outdoors the Hawks’ enviornment earlier than the sport.

However the Hawks, little doubt properly conscious that no NBA staff has come again from a 3-0 deficit to win a best-of-seven sequence, closed the third on a 9-1 scoring run.

Younger’s three-pointer knotted the rating at 104-104 with 2:26 remaining and it was a dogfight from there.

Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 18 factors off the bench for Atlanta. That included three three-pointers within the Hawks’ fourth-quarter fight-back.

“We’re not shedding this recreation, that’s what was on my thoughts the entire recreation and that’s the way in which we performed, particularly final quarter,” Bogdanovic stated. “We stored believing.”

Younger scored 10 factors within the remaining body and Bogdanovic had 9 because the Hawks rallied after being out-scored 31-16 within the third.

“The best way we performed, the way in which we didn’t give up till the top, this reveals us the character of the staff,” Bogdanovic stated.

Tyler Herro led Miami with 24 factors. Butler and Max Strus added 20 apiece, Butler shaking off a collision with John Collins that despatched him crashing to the ground below the basket within the opening minutes.

Miami level guard Kyle Lowry scored simply six factors earlier than he was dominated out with a hamstring damage within the third quarter.

The Hawks will attempt to stage the sequence at two video games apiece once they host recreation 4 on Sunday.


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