Trae Young scored 32 points and Dejounte Murray added 25 as the hot-shooting Hawks beat the Boston Celtics 130-122 for their first win in their NBA first-round playoff series on Saturday (all times AEST).
The Celtics’ two convincing victories had the Hawks on the ropes and returning home for two games in Atlanta knowing no NBA team has come back from 3-0 down to win a best-of-seven playoff series.
The Hawks made sure they won’t have to as Young shook off two sub-par performances with a stellar display.
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“I just needed to make the right plays,” Young said. “Our whole team was making plays all night and it was up to me to go make the right one. It’s not only to score, sometimes its to get everybody…