NBA play-offs: Trae Young scores match-winning basket for Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young scored in the closing seconds as the Atlanta Hawks returned for the NBA first-round series against the Miami Heat.
A 4.4-second net gave the Hawks a 111-110 victory, deficit in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round to 2-1.
NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Chicago Bulls 111-81 and led 2-1 in the series.
The Phoenix Suns defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 2-1.
The Suns won 114-111 despite the absence of Devin Booker (the Mastering), with Chris Paul scoring 19 of 28 points in the fourth quarter and Deandre Ayton adding 28 points and 17 rebounds, 34 points over the Pelicans’ Brandon. He surpassed Ingram.
PJ Tucker scored a three-pointer with less than a minute left in the hit. Atlanta was 110-109 after a suspicious package was found off the Hawks’ track, with the game postponed for more than half an hour. Kind of. 3-0 advantage.
A team never recovered from a 3-0 loss and won a row of seven first timers.
But Young proved the difference by riding around the track and swimming on the rim. Whereas, Jimmy Butler from Miami saw his three-pointer jump from the side in his last breath.
“I just wanted to try to get to the basket,” Young said, with 24 points.
“I knew there were only 10 seconds left. So, I did not want to settle for threes. So, I tried to come and foul or throw the ball.”
The Eagles, who have won 21 of their last 24 home games, will host the fourth game on Sunday.
In Chicago, the Bucks defied the absence of Khris Middleton injury and secured an easy victory.
Grayson Allen on the bench scored 22 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bobby Ports each scored 18 points, and the Bucks’ strong defensive performance reduced DeMar DeRozan to just 11 points.