Atlanta used a stifling defense and a 32 point Trae Young explosion in the 2nd to pull off the comeback victory on the road vs Cleveland . The Hawks trailed by as nuch as 14 before Trae Young. Young was unstoppable. He unleashed his entire arsenal against the Cavaliers. 3 pointers from 35 + feet. out. Floaters, step jumpers and some nifty assists. He also showed improved defensive play as well. It was part of a contest every shot, active hands team defense that held the Cavs to 40 points in the 2nd half and just 17 in the 4th quarter to complete the comeback win. Young led all scorers with 38 points. He also had 9 assists and 3 rebounds. He got help from Bogi Bogdanović with 19 points, 5 rebounds and a couple of turnovers with some pesky defense.
Delon Wright and Onyeka Okongwu combined for just 4 in 40 minutes played. But they totaled 15 rebounds. And Wright clamped down on Cavs star Darius Garland. Garland finished with 21 points and 9 assists. However he shot just 9-27 from the floor (33%)
Hawks now are in the NBA playoffs. they square off against the Eastern Conference #1 seed the Maimi Heat. Game 1 and 2 will be played in Miami before coming back to Atlanta for games 3 and 4. This Hawks team and the their leader Trae Young have come to love the big games against the best teams so this series should be a good one