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    Atlanta Hawks Game Thread: New York Knicks @ Atlanta Hawks 5/28/2021 7:00 pm [Game #3]





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    NBA PLAYOFFS 2021 ROUND 1
    Series (1 - 1)

    Venue TV TIME
    State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA MSG, TNT 7:00 PM EST



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    New York Knicks Atlanta Hawks
    Mitchell Robinson - Foot surgery (OUT) Brandon Goodwin - Minor respiratory condition (OUT)
    - Cam Reddish - Right Achilles soreness (OUT)


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    The Atlanta Hawks were one of the best teams on their home court during the second half of the season. Now they'll get to see if that advantage carries over to the postseason when they host the New York Knicks in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series on Friday.

    The teams split the first two games at New York's Madison Square Garden. Atlanta won 107-105 in the opener, but New York evened the series 101-92 on Wednesday.

    The Hawks finished the season with the NBA's longest active home winning streak of 11 games, the team's longest stretch since the 2014-15 team won 12 straight. The Hawks are 19-2 in their last 21 home games.

    "I hope Atlanta's ready to bring that energy," the Hawks' Trae Young said. "I hope it's loud. I hope everybody's excited to have the playoffs back in the A. I'm ready to play back inside that arena and in front of those fans. So, it's going to be fun."

    Young has thrust himself into the center of the storm. He scored the winning basket in the first game and held a finger to his lips to hush the New York fans. That transformed him into a lightning rod for the second game and made him the target of raucous verbal abuse. It didn't matter; Young had 30 points in the second game after scoring 32 in the opener.

    New York's Derrick Rose said Young's actions -- and the reaction from Knicks fans -- is typical of what playoff basketball is supposed to be like. It's just been a while for both teams: Atlanta hasn't made the playoffs since 2017, the Knicks since 2013.

    "His reaction is supposed to be that way, and it's supposed to amp up and bring the atmosphere and the environment to where it is right now. That's what I'm used to," Rose said.

    Rose, who has playoff experience with Chicago and Minnesota, brought the sort of veteran presence expected since he was acquired in a trade with Detroit on Feb. 8. The Knicks went 24-11 after obtaining the veteran and earned the fourth seed in the NBA's Eastern Conference.

    Rose helped set the stage for victory in Game 2 by scoring 26 points and sparking a comeback from a 13-point second-half deficit.

    It was also helpful that Julius Randle, voted the NBA's Most Improved Player, bounced back to record 15 points and 12 rebounds. He scored 11 in the third quarter after going 0-for-6 from the field and scoring two points in the first half.

    "Obviously, throughout the game there's going to be frustrations," Randle said. "But we know who we are as a team. We're never going to doubt whether we can win a game or not."

    The Hawks seemed to settle for the quick outside shot in the second game. They took 44 3-point shots -- they average only 33.5 -- and scored just 28 points in the paint.

    "I feel like it was a lot of settling on the perimeter as opposed to attacking," Atlanta coach Nate McMillan said. "I don't know if that was because our guys were a little tired or what, but we weren't getting to the basket, playing in our third and fourth option."

    --Field Level Media

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    Lets get this win and go up 2-1!

    I do think we will win one of the next 2 games. The Hawks couldnt do nothing about that Knicks defense in the 2nd half of game 2. I hope we can pick up where we left off. Ill be working til at least 9 but I'll be following the boxscore and at the very least lurking on here to read my Knicks fam break it down
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    Double Trae all game long. If Gallinari continues the way he shot last game, that's one less shooter to focus on.


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    Thanks for the Game-Thread Rady .. I'm still upset bout the fan spitting on Trae Young, and the Garden not showing the fan face publicly.
    O.K its Game-3 in Atlanta .. I hope the Atlanta fans don't do anything physical to hurt any of our Knicks players on revenge if we win in Atlanta.
    I was watching the Denver vs Blazers game last night to see ex-Knick player Rivers score 21 pts on 5-10 shooting from the 3-ball line. Plus irritate Lillard & McCollin throughout the 4th quarter for a win.
    We cut Rivers this season bc he couldn't perform better than Payton to take the starting PG role.
    Maybe we need to take RJ Barrett out of the starter lineup. Barrett's movement and decision-making in both postseason games has been AWFUL!
    I believe if we would have given Barrett one minute of playing-time in the 4th quarter of the 2nd game we would have loss the game, and been heading to Atlanta with the Hawks holding a 2-0 lead in the series.
    Our best two wing guards in the rotation this season has been PG-DRose & SG-Burks, and then come our combo-guard rookie Quickley.
    Perry's 3rd pick Barrett is not better than Frank on offense or defense !!!

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    Rose and Gibson starting!


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    No flow to this game between all the fouls and clock issues.

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    Randle making his first field goal at the buzzer, Knicks lead 31-29 at the end of the first!

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    They letting them battle in the first quarter .. the Knicks are 13-13 from the FT line.
    Bullocks a KEEPER for next season.

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    I like that girl in the Corona commercial.


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    Quickley with the and 1!

    Edit: Missed the freethrow.


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    How can you get a timeout when your guy is in the process of turning the ball over? Free 3-pointer for Atlanta.

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    All came apart there in the late 2nd quarter.

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    If this series is all about their AS Trae vs. our AS JR then we’re doomed.

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    Got home late from work to Friday Nightmare! ATL on a 22-5 run. Wtf. JR and RJ a no show again I donít know if itís Nateís defensive gameplan or the lights are too bright for RJ/JR. Looks like Drose started but man. We can still win this game. Donít panic, get this lead down to single digits, put the pressure on them. We knew they would come out hard! Letís go baby letís go Knickerbockers!

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    What happen? Well we put RJ Barrett back into the game, and the Hawks go on a 22-5 run, we called two time-outs to try to stop the run, but having Barrett in the lineup it was like 4 Knicks players against 5 Hawks players. Do not put Barrett in the game when Capela's on the court.

    Half-Time .. Knicks 44 - Hawks 58
    Wow .. we scored 44 pts to Hawks 57 pts in our last game at halftime ..
    Hope we win the game like our last game .......

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