Will Atlanta be able to bring the series back to square one at home? With Trae Young (24, 185cm) at the center, the Atlanta Hawks, who are looking for a ‘One Team’ appearance, lost the 4th game and were in a deep loss, but soon won the Boston expedition 119-117 and took the series to the 6th game.
At the center of it, Seon Young led the team to victory with 38 points, 4 rebounds, 13 assists, 2 steals and 5 3-pointers in the 5th game. Young made a perfect comeback with 35 points (FG 45.7%), 4.3 rebounds, 12.3 assists and 1.7 steals in the last 3 games. The deep three, launched from near the half-line with 2.8 seconds left in the game, was the highlight of the game. After making a come-from-behind 3-pointer, Young put the TD Garden Boston home fans into silence as he performed a cold celebration, earning him the nickname “Ice Tray.”크크크벳
In the midst of this, in Game 6, Deyonte Murray (26, 193cm), who was suspended for one game due to unsavory contact with the referee in Game 4, returns to the court.
Atlanta was inferior to Boston in this series under the goal, but Young and Murray showed a good performance and are overwhelming Boston in the previous confrontation. Murray is raising his stock price by recording an average of 24.1 minutes, 25.3 points (FG 45.6%), 7.3 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 2.3 steals in 4 games in this series.
Atlanta had a good record at home this season with 24 wins and 17 losses (58.5% win rate). However, if you look at the home performance of the 6th game of the playoffs, the story is different. Atlanta is on a six-game losing streak at home in Game 6 of the playoffs since 2011. In order for Atlanta to lead the series to Game 7, it must break the ‘playoff game 6 home jinx’.
Conversely, if Boston gives up even the 6th game on the road, the series advantage will disappear. Philadelphia, which will face the winner of Boston-Atlanta in the second round, managed to advance to the second round early and secured enough time to rest. For this reason, Boston will be desperate to confirm their advance to the second round through this victory.
With Atlanta winning, will the series go on to Game 7? Or will Boston beat Atlanta and advance to the second round? Game 6 of the two teams will take place shortly after at 9:30 am at Atlanta’s home stadium, State Farm Arena. [Injury update as of 8:30 am on April 28, Korea time]
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Jaylen Brown – Facial Fracture(Available)
Danilo Gallinali – Left Knee Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury (Season Out)
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