The Georgia movement for the series between the Hawks and the Knicks saw Atlanta regain the home advantage in Game 1, just before the New York draw in Game 1. And as for the New York franchise, the choice of a Tom Thibodo last ended the game: putting Derrick Rose and Taj Gibson in the opening five after the break. Satisfied with his adjustment, the 2011 coach decided to repeat the experience this evening.
Suffering from time issues, the first minutes of this meeting provided us with an amazing leader fight between Derrick Rose and Trey Young. Two players close to the 3-point, midfield and circle entertain the public at the state farm arena, ready to explode in every action. Like this fight, the Hawks and Knicks are neck and neck on the scoreboard, despite being the best supporting actors in the relay of Trey Young (15-14).
One of the best evenings is led by Trey Young, so the Atlanta Joint reads its scales dangerously. 3-point alternatives like Danilo Cullinari are raining everywhere. Aggression, New York did not retreat by going to the free throw line to increase the number of its points, for example Nerlens Noel. At the end of the quarter, mistakes on both sides continue to whistle and cut the game considerably. Twelve minutes after Tom Thibodo’s men finally took a 3 point lead in Julius Randall’s pass (31-29).
Trey Young, Atlanta Co-host
In the second action, unlike Game 1 and then Game 2, the battle of the benches is balanced. The mistake, in particular, is interspersed with a fantastic “circus-shot” by Emmanuel Quigley, having lost consecutive balls at each camp. With the Hawks, the aggressor Lou Williams just takes care of everything (or almost) in the attack, while Alec Burkes responds spontaneously, with the Nix (39-38).
Only then did the return to positions change this area. Inevitably led by Trey Young, he stops John Collins and Clint Cabella in orbit at “Alley-Off”, feeding the brand and pushing his balloon shooters, causing two horrific “runs” in Atlanta New York: 9-0, another 13-0 . For the audience, with the exception of a basket of 3-point Reggie Bullock and Derrick Rose, failures are piling up, especially at Julius Rand. At intervals, the gap rises by more than ten points (58-44).
When he returns from the locker room and finds that Julius Randall’s trial is not over, Trey Young continues his attacking ceremony. Facing the Knicks ‘new 3-point victory, he struggles to bring his own, to the tune of a vintage Derrick Rose, while Hawks’ Star Point Guard continues to water his teammates with balloons, while his “floats” he masters the most (70-55).
In the middle of the joke, Julius Rand regains his aggression in his shooting and fraud, making some points or good changes to his teammates in New York, he will look for mistakes and free throws. Problem: Bockton decides to press Boktanovic in front, accelerator, 3 points or closer to the circle as Trey Young exits. Twelve minutes (86-72) from the end of a hot stroke that allowed Atlanta to always establish itself comfortably under control.
Vintage Derrick Rose
In the last quarter, the Hawks relied on 3-points of their alternatives to counter the Knicks’ comeback attempts, inspired by the elusive Derrick Rose in the paint, which will be very low and effective tonight. Back in the game, Trey Young returns from his famous “float” before Derrick Rose and Obi-Wan do a long-distance “alley-off” show. But the gap on the scoreboard does not change (97-80).
In “cash time”, New York never gives up, always with OP Tobin in the “alley-off” or with Derrick Rose near the circle. Hardly, Atlanta can count on its interior duo John Collins – Clint Cabela’s “Alley-Aww”. The last minutes of Game 3 finally compile this Game 3 wonderfully, between Clint Capella’s counter in a shy shoot from Julius Rand, a technical fault of Reggie Bullock frustrated by numerous New York defeats, floating rose with the same Derrick.
On arrival, the Hawks win the match logically (105-94) while regaining the advantage in the series. The 21 points and 14 assists of Trey Young, a Georgian co-captain with a total of seven players with at least 10 points, are no strangers to this victory. On the Knicks side, Derrick Rose (30 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists) tried everything, but he didn’t have terrible support throughout the evening, especially with Julius Rand (14 points, 2/15 shots …).