Atlanta regained control against the New York Knicks in the 1st round of the NBA playoffs. Clint Capela and the Hawks won 105-94 to lead 2-1 in a best-of-7 series. Act IV will take place on Sunday evening, still in Georgia.
Trae Young, No. 5 in the 2018 draft, shone for the first game of his career played at home in the playoffs. The Hawks point guard was the author of 21 points and 14 assists.
Driven by nearly 16,000 supporters, the Hawks forced the decision before half-time. They finished the second quarter with a 22-5 partial that allowed them to lead 58-44 at the break. Trae Young was involved in 18 of the 22 points his team scored in the final 410 seconds of the second quarter.
Capela best rebounder of the match
Barely in attack in the first 2 matches. Clint Capela was more lively on Friday. The Geneva pivot exceeded 10 points (13 in total, 6/8 shooting), like all the players of the Hawks’ base 5. He finished the best rebounder in this game with 12 catches, also posting the best differential (+15).
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