By DJ Harding –
The Atlanta Hawks suited up against the Boston Celtics for game two of the seven game series. The Hawks are coming off a rough loss in game one where Boston would at one point lead by 30.
Looking to even the series and avoid going down two zero which gives them a better chance in the long run as 92% of teams that go down two games go on to lose.
Dejounte Murray would lead the way for the Atlanta Hawks in the 119-106 loss to Boston as he scored 29 points. Murray would also add six rebounds, six assists, and four steals.
Through three quarters of play, Dejounte Murray has knocked down six triples (6-10 3FGM). His six three-pointers are tied for the fourth-most triples in a single playoff game in franchise history.
With his first steal of the night, Dejounte Murray had his 25th career playoff theft. Murray, who swiped 112 total steals in the regular season, is the only player in the NBA to have at least 100 steals in each of the past four seasons.
Murray has also swiped at least three steals in back-to-back playoff games, becoming the 10th Hawks player in franchise playoff history to have a streak of at least three steals in two straight postseason contests.
Besides Murray’s outburst De’Andre Hunter would also have a great night with 18 points and 12 rebounds.
De’Andre Hunter netted 10 points in tonight’s opening quarter, the fourth time in his playoff career he’s scored 10-or-more points in a single quarter.
Bogdan Bogdanovic has grabbed his 100th career playoff rebound with his second board of tonight’s contest.
Trae Young would have a better performance than Game 1 with 24 points and six assists. He still struggled from three shooting 25% and went four of six from the free throw line.
Young at the free throw line would be met with overrated chants from the Boston crowd.
Atlanta will get a chance to get a win in the series in Game 3 Friday at home.
Tip off at State Farm Arena is scheduled for 7:00 PM EST