MILWAUKEE (AP) — Trae Younger scored 48 factors, Clint Capela transformed a go-ahead putback with 29.8 seconds left and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 116-113 on Wednesday evening to open the Jap Convention finals.
The Hawks improved to 6-2 in street playoff video games this yr and handed the Bucks their first house lack of the postseason.
Recreation 2 is Friday evening in Milwaukee.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 34 factors, 12 rebounds and 9 assists for the Bucks. Jrue Vacation added 33 factors and 10 assists.
Younger was two factors off his profession excessive.
Khris Middleton missed a possible tying 3-pointer within the closing seconds. Though Middleton scored 15 factors, he shot 6 of 23 and missed all 9 of his 3-point makes an attempt.
Antetokounmpo scored the primary six factors in a 9-0 run that turned a 98-96 deficit right into a 105-98 benefit with 4:18 left. Vacation capped that spurt by sinking a 3-pointer after Antetokounmpo bought the rebound on his personal missed free throw.
However the Hawks scored the subsequent 5 factors, and the sport went forwards and backwards from there.
Middleton missed a pull-up jumper with about 43 seconds left with Milwaukee up 111-110. Younger missed a driving layup try, however Capela grabbed his nineteenth rebound and scored to place the Hawks forward for good.
After Milwaukee’s Pat Connaughton shot an air-ball on a 3-pointer, Younger made two free throws with 17.3 seconds remaining. Antetokounmpo made a pair of free throws with 5.3 seconds left, however Younger introduced the lead again to 3 and closed the scoring by sinking two free throws of his personal with 4.6 seconds remaining.
Hawks: Cam Reddish was obtainable to play for the primary time in 4 months however didn’t play. Reddish hadn’t performed since Feb. 21 as a result of a proper Achilles harm. Hawks coach Nate McMillan had mentioned earlier than the sport the Hawks would cautious with Reddish by conserving him behind Tony Snell and Solomon Hill within the rotation. … Atlanta is the third group since 1984 to make the convention finals regardless of having a dropping file on the All-Star break.
Bucks: Bobby Portis got here off the bench with 4 1/2minutes left within the first quarter. Portis hadn’t performed a single minute within the final three video games of the Nets collection. … Milwaukee fell to 11-3 in playoff video games at Fiserv Discussion board. … That is the fifth time the Bucks and Hawks have confronted off within the playoffs and their first postseason matchup because the Hawks received 4-3 in a 2010 opening-round collection. They’ve cut up the 4 earlier matchups.