Loopy finish to the match in Atlanta the place the Hawks went by means of all of the feelings in opposition to Toronto earlier than successful in additional time on a basket from elsewhere scored on the final second by AJ Griffin.
We’ll particularly bear in mind the missed closing of the Raptors since after having led the race for nearly all the match, Toronto was nonetheless up at +8 lower than three minutes from the top of the match, due to the mixed efforts of the Flynn-VanVleet- Anunoby-Younger to accompany a Scottie Barnes in nice form.
The match appeared to lean quietly in favor of Nick Nurse’s troops (101-109), till the locals managed the unattainable. De’Andre Hunter then reignited the spark with a 3-point shot. Trae Younger imitated him from the emblem, and Atlanta began to imagine it once more, even going again in entrance following 4 throws from the Younger-Hunter tandem to conclude a 10-0 (111-109).
After OG Anunoby’s equalizer, Toronto even had the successful ball. Fred VanVleet completely served Scottie Barnes, who simply missed the blow, forcing the 2 groups to determine in additional time (111-111).
This time, Atlanta took issues into their very own fingers, notably carried by an AJ Griffin in the best locations on the proper instances. And with +4 with 11 seconds left (122-118), the Hawks in flip faltered, conceding a dunk and two throws from OG Anunoby whereas De’Andre Hunter dropped a 0/2 from the penalty line (122-122). Till this final sequence of genius which provided victory to the locals.
After OG Anunoby’s second pitch and with 3.8 seconds on the clock, De’Andre Hunter served Dejounte Murray who instantly handed the ball to Trae Younger thrown at full pace, who discovered AJ Griffin beneath the circle of a lobbed move to permit the rookie to seal the victory on the buzzer!
WHAT YOU MUST REMEMBER
– Raptors shoot themselves within the foot. How did Toronto handle to lose this sport? Within the second half, Atlanta led by simply over a minute and regarded set for a fourth residence loss this season. The revolt of the Younger-Hunter-Griffin trio lastly determined in any other case, however between Scottie Barnes’ final failed motion resulting in additional time and this ultra-fast sequence to win the match on the buzzer, it was very shut, little or no.
– AJ Griffin performed it high quality. One other good shot from the Hawks rookie. Ten days after making himself recognized by signing 24 factors in opposition to the Bucks, the winger was nonetheless priceless with 17 factors however above all 4 baskets in additional time together with this victorious alley-oop with Trae Younger because the spotlight of the present, on the buzzer .
✅ Trae Younger. 33 factors, 12 assists and little waste in the long run for the pocket chief of the Hawks. He was even current on the proper time, on his 3-pointers on the finish of the fourth, his throws and his far-sighted passes, just like the final one which stunned the Raptors protection in report time.
✅ ⛔️Scottie Barnes. A little bit powerful currently, the sophomore has been omnipresent on this sport. Again on the finish after an ankle alert, he misses the successful basket which may have put his individuals in security earlier than additional time. For the remainder, he was spectacular, ending one help from the triple-double.
✅ ⛔️Christian Koloko. He too may have been the hero of the top of the match, between his counters, his presence beneath the circle to attain and take rebounds. An attention-grabbing manufacturing, sadly tarnished by two missed photographs within the money-time which may have modified the result of the assembly.
⛔️Fred VanVleet. A night with out for the rear of the Raptors, confined to 4/18 taking pictures together with a tragic 1/11 behind the arc. He may have made up for it along with his caviar on the final second for Scottie Barnes who didn’t kill the match. We all know the remainder…
Atlanta (10-6): Perilous journey in sight on the Cleveland flooring, tomorrow night (1:00 a.m.)
Toronto (9/8): It is time for somewhat break for the Raptors who is not going to play once more till Wednesday night, in opposition to Brooklyn (01:30).