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Young, Hunter help lead Hawks to victory over Hornets in play-in game

Young, Hunter help lead Hawks to victory over Hornets in play-in game

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Apr 14
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The Atlanta Hawks brought home the victory against the Charlotte Hornets in the Eastern Conference play-in game on Wednesday night. With a final score of 132-103, the Hawks succeeded in claiming the 8th seed.

The Hawks were already winning by 13 points in the first half, and subsequently secured a 60-52 lead at the break.

The game got as competitive as it could, with the Hornets trying to take over in the last minutes. Unfortunately, they were running out of time and could not turn the table.

Atlanta, on the other hand, was on fire and outplayed the Hornets 42-24 in the closing minutes, hitting 16 of 24 shots and eventually leading 102-76 heading into the final period.

Two key players contributed to the Hawks’ victory, namely star guard Trae Young and forward De’Andre Hunter. Young succeeded in making one out of nine shots in the first quarter and progressed to three out of 13 in the first half.

“It’s great for my team,” said Young, who also had 11 assists. “If you can make two guys guard you, it only opens up the floor for everybody else. I have to embrace it.”

While Young’s performance was good, it was Hunter who scored big and hit some decisive shots. He scored 16 points at the start of the second half, a great improvement from his three points earlier.

“I think I’m a big part of this team,” Hunter said. “We’re definitely confident right now, but we’ve got a lot more work to do. We’re not satisfied yet.”

The Hawks will now fly to Cleveland to play the Cavaliers on Friday.

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