Despite an impressive resistance from the Atlanta Hawks, the Boston Celtics prevailed 128-120 to book a spot in the Eastern Conference semi-finals and avoid a Game Seven.
The Celtics held a 3-1 lead in their first round series but the Hawks bounced back in Game Five to get one last chance to level the series in front of their home fans at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.
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It was an inspired effort from the Hawks, with superstar Trae Young at the centre of the Hawks’ comeback.
The 24-year-old scored 38 points in Game Five, including a riveting last-gasp bucket to seal the victory.
And Young was impressive in Game Six, single-handedly dragging the Hawks through the first half where he nailed 25 points as no…