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Sports Hawks achieved catching up - Clippers Siegen without Leonard

09:55  17 june  2021
09:55  17 june  2021 Source:   rp-online.de

Hawks guard Trae Young is having a star turn in postseason debut

  Hawks guard Trae Young is having a star turn in postseason debut Trae Young turned missing the NBA bubble last season into motivation. He has been one of the playoff stars in leading the Hawks in the first round.Excluded from the bubble because of Atlanta’s 20-47 record, Young watched others relish their playoff opportunity.

The Atlanta Hawks have celebrated a furious playoff-comeback in the North American basketball league NBA thanks to a superior Trae Young.

Paul George (13) setzte sich mit den Los Angeles Clippers gegen die Utah Jazz mit Rudy Gobert durch. © Rick Bowmer / AP / DPA Paul George (13) sat down with the Los Angeles Clippers against Utah Jazz with Rudy Gobert.

against the Philadelphia 76ers, the Hawks also won the fifth duel 109: 106 and thus lead the series 3: 2.

The Hawks were 16 points back in the meantime. Outstanding was Young, who came to 39 points and seven assists. Leader of catching up was Lou Williams, the 34-year-old transformed in his 15 throws in the last quarter. "We continue to fight, no matter how high the score," said Young after the game. With a victory on Friday evening (local time) in Atlanta, the Hawks can first move into the final of the Eastern Conference since 2015.

The Los Angeles Clippers could also win their third playoff game against Utah Jazz in a row. Although the clippers had to do without their superstar Kawhi Leonard, they managed to leave a 119: 111 success away. After five games it is 3: 2 for the team from California.

East finalists Bucks, Hawks seeking to end long droughts .
MILWAUKEE (AP) — There’s more than a berth in the NBA Finals at stake when the Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks square off for the Eastern Conference championship. The winner of the series that starts Wednesday also will end decades of frustration. Milwaukee won its lone NBA title in 1971 and last reached the Finals in 1974. The Hawks won their only championship in 1958 and lost in the Finals in 1957, 1960 and 1961 — and that's when they wereThe winner of the series that starts Wednesday also will end decades of frustration.

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