The Atlanta Hawks have been the surprise team of the playoffs, and they continued to give the opposition all they could handle in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference finals series against the Milwaukee Bucks as Trae Young recorded a new career-high with 48 points to lead his team to a 116-113 win.
In addition to his 48 points, Young also registered 11 assists and seven rebounds for Atlanta to help them ice away the victory in Game 1. Young didn’t do it all by himself, though, as John Collins turned in a spectacular performance of his own, finishing the game with 23 points and 15 rebounds. On the other side, Giannis Antetokounmpo set the tone for the Bucks, as he typically does, finishing the game with 34 points, 12 rebounds, and nine assists. Jrue Holiday was also fantastic for Milwaukee as he contributed 33 points, 10 assists, and five rebounds to the Bucks’ effort, but, in the end, it wasn’t enough.
With the win, the Hawks take a 1-0 lead in this best-of-seven series. Game 2 is scheduled for Friday night.