In one of the most unexpected ECF ties, the Milwaukee Bucks met the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 at Fiserv Forum. Both sides had to prove their worth in seven games before qualifying for the finals and hence everyone expected a good battle.
The Bucks kicked off the night with a huge dagger from center Brook Lopez. The same 7-ft giant followed that shot with a massive dunk over Clint Capela. The Downtown showed beautiful ball movement in the initial minutes and hence took both the quarters with a marginal lead. After halftime, the score was 59-54 in their clear favor. However, the match ended with an upset as the Hawks won 116-113.
LeBron James and others heaped praise over the Hawks
The proceedings started with baseline dunks from Giannis Antetokounmpo as the Hawks tried to stop the freak. But just as they focused on Giannis, Jrue Holiday took the baton and finished Q1 with a power dunk. It was electrifying how the Bucks did not allow the Hawks stay ahead.
But that was only until the beginning of Q3 because the Hawks took the control after that. Both Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday failed to lock Trae Young as the 22-YO scored 48 points (23 in second half) in the night. Just as that happened, the NBA went crazy as everyone came out praising the youngster for the phenomenal show. Take a look –
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What were some key moments from the game?
With Green Bay Packers’ David Bakhtiari in the crowd gulping his beer, it was a treat for the Milwaukee fans. It was as if Bobby Portis had taken the inspiration from the offensive tackle specialist for his Game 1 show. The 26-YO underdog was all buckets and made his point nine quick dimes.
For the Hawks, Trae Young was phenomenal as he had 25 off the team’s 54 points until halftime. Also, the highlight of the game became his behind-the-back pass towards Kevin Huerter that ended up as a three. Take a look –
Behind the back Nothing but net pic.twitter.com/5pp2GFMVsE
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) June 24, 2021
In the end of the game, Ice Trae and John Collins played like any star duo and completed a beautiful alley-oop. Then, a clutch bucket from Clint Capela took the Hawks to a one-point lead which they maintained and even bettered in the closing seconds. The Bucks, even with massive blocks and a final second pssession, failed to bounce back.
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