The Hawks stun the Bucks in Game 1 of the Eastern finals

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The Atlanta Hawks faced off the Milwaukee Bucks for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday night.

The battle between two top teams of the East ended with the Hawks winning Game 1 over the Bucks.

The Hawks stunned the Bucks, defeating them 116-113 and taking a 1-0 series lead.

Trae Young dropped a historic performance for the win and received help from John Collins along with Clint Capela’s game-winner.

On the other hand, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday combined effort kept the Hawks on their toes throughout the game.

Game 1 showed A-level performance and effort from both sides making the series very thrilling and interesting.

The Bucks started strong, taking the lead in the first half but the Hawks made a return in the third quarter and won the game.

A strong start from the Bucks in the first quarter.

The Bucks started hot as Brook Lopez dropped the first bucket of the game from behind the arc.

Trae Young quickly answered back with a floater and Capela dropped a dunk on Young’s pass and the Hawks took the lead.

But the Bucks took the lead right back. They subsequently showed great teamwork, passing the ball around before Lopez dropped a dunk on Giannis’s pass.

Young came up with a putback on his own miss, cutting the lead to one point again.

Giannis drew a foul, dropping a bucket on the other side, and also dropped a dunk on Jrue Holiday’s pass.

Kevin Huerter came up with a jump shot and the Hawks again took the lead.

Going back and forth, they were 14-13 halfway into the first quarter.

Giannis came up with a dunk and Collins made a hopping move for the bucket.

Bobby Portis knocked down a dunk Holiday’s pass and the Bucks were ahead  26-22.

Subsequently, Holiday drove to the rim, knocking down a one-handed dunk that hyped the bench.

Lou Williams then added a three-pointer on the other side.

The quarter ended 28-25 with the Bucks in the lead.

The Bucks took the lead again in the second quarter.

Giannis started the quarter with a reverse layup and the Bucks ahead 34-28 two minutes into the quarter.

Huerter turned around and dropped a jumper.

Subsequently, Antetokounmpo found Khris Middleton for a dunk on the other side.

They were 38-31 as Giannis dropped a floater with 7:56 remaining in the quarter.

Young answered back with a floater on the other side and dropped a three-pointer on the next possession.

He added another three-pointer leading to an 8-2 run all by himself, cutting the lead to four-point about halfway into the quarter.

Capela added a dunk on Young’s pass and the Hawks were within two points.

Subsequently, Middleton made a fadeaway jumper on the other side.

Huerter knocked down a three-pointer and the Hawks took a point lead. PJ Tucker added a layup next.

The Bucks took a five-point lead as Holiday knocked down a three-pointer.

Young quickly answered back with a long two-pointer and Holiday knocked down a three-pointer on the other side.

Danilo Gallinari came up with a three-pointer and Holiday answered with a floater.

The quarter ended 59-54 with the Bucks five-point ahead.

The Hawks make a comeback in the third quarter.

They were 58-65 over a minute into the third quarter.

Subsequently, Clint Capela drove to the rim but Lopez blocked him and Giannis blocked him next.

Capela finally succeeded in breaking through the Bucks defense and dropped a layup on the next possession.

Young’s alley-oop to Collins for a dunk, tied the game at 65-65 with 9:18 remaining in the quarter.

Subsequently, Holiday found Giannis on the other side for a dunk, giving the Bucks lead.

However, Huerter dropped a jumper, and the game tied once again.

Collins came up with a layup after Young missed consequently the Hawks took a five-point lead.

Holiday answered with a one-handed dunk and Collins answered back with a dunk on Young’s pass.

Young made a hook shot and the Hawks 83-75 with 2:48 remaining in the quarter.

Holiday knocked down a three-pointer and Young answered back with a three-pointer.

Subsequently, Holiday added another three-pointer and Gallinari came up with a long two-pointer on the other side.

The quarter ended 88-85 with the Hawks making a comeback and taking the lead.

The Hawks took the lead in the final seconds.

The competitive match between the two teams continued once again in the fourth quarter.

Solomon Hill drove straight to the bucket, dropping a dunk to start the quarter.

Bryn Forbes knocked down a three-pointer on the other side.

Giannis rejected Bogdan Bogdanovic right at the rim.

Subsequently, Holiday dropped a jumper, tying the game at 92-92 with under eight minutes left to play in the quarter.

They were 98-96 under six minutes left in the quarter as Giannis dropped a dunk on Middleton to tie the game once again.

Giannis drew a foul, dropping a bucket and the Bucks took 7 point lead after Holiday knocked down a three-pointer.

Collins tipped off Huerter’s miss and Young made a hook shot, drawing a foul.

Subsequently, Pat Connaughton blocked Young at the rim.

Giannis dropped a dunk on Holiday’s pass. Collins then knocked down a three-pointer, cutting the lead within a point.

Capela grabbed an offensive rebound and dropped a layup and the Bucks took a point lead.

The quarter ended 116-113 and the Hawks took the lead in Game 1.


Trae Young had a historic night leading the Hawks with 48 points, 11 assists double-double, and grabbed 7 rebounds.

 John Collins contributed 23 points and 15 rebounds double-double.

While Kevin Huerter came up with 13 points and 2 rebounds.

Clint Capela dropped 12 points and 19 rebounds double-double along with 2 assists.

On the other end, Giannis led the Bucks, dropping 34 points, 12 rebounds double-double, along with 9 assists.

Followed by Jrue Holiday who finished with 33 points and 10 assists double-double with 4 rebounds.

Khris Middleton dropped 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists.

Meanwhile, Bobby Portis led the Bucks bench, scoring 11 points and 8 rebounds.

Both the Hawks and the Bucks will face each other for Game 2 on Friday night in Milwaukee.


Bikram Jirel
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