Young gives Hawks lead after spit in New York

The spitting a New York fan gave to Bring young did not seem to de-center him in his resolve to lead the Atlanta Hawks to final victory in the tie against the New York Knicks. After being abused by Madison Square Garden, the young star grew up again in Atlanta and led the win for the Hawks at home by 105-94 what does the 1-2 in the tie.

With 21 points and 14 assists, the point guard gave a recital of scoring and direction in front of the local team, which used the impetus of the almost 16,000 fans in the stands to grow in the game.

Even in the first quarter (29-31 in favor of NY), the match broke down near the break with a 22-5 run led by Young that put the flag on its feet. The point guard participated in 18 of the 22 points of the decisive pull that left the game seen for sentence on the way to the locker room (58-44).

“I feel like I’ve prepared my whole life for days like this, moments like this”explained an elated Young in the press room. The point guard is being the deciding factor of the tie after deciding the first playoff game at MSG since 2013 and silencing the rival stands.

Before his audience, Young enjoyed it in a different way: “The atmosphere is great, and I hope to witness many more nights like this”. The future of the Hawks in the short and long term will depend on him. Last night in the second half, the Knicks failed to cut their deficit over the hosts to less than double digits.

Julius Randle had a black night again in the shot and ended up with a series of 2 of 15 in field goals. His 14 points and 11 rebounds did not hide that without his best version, the New Yorkers have it downright complicated in the tie.

Derrick Rose, in his first start of the season, ended with 30 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the scoring of the match and the New York box. Tom Thibodeau’s team failed to recover from the hit in the second quarter and no player, other than Rose, had acceptable percentages.

The veteran point guard shot 13 of 21 from the field, but his teammates accumulated a disastrous 16 out of 60. The Hawks, for their part, had up to seven players in double digits in a magnificent team effort.

With the 1-2 down in the tie, the Knicks have two pending tasks: to force more defensive work on the rival star and, of course, to rework plays and score shots.

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