06/21/2021, 8:07 AM
Hauls in 16 rebounds Sunday
Collins certainly had a tangible impact on the game on both ends of the floor, especially during the first half where he scored 10 of his 14 points, while many around him struggled. The Hawks continue to surprise and now advance to the Conference Finals where they will come up against the Bucks in what promises to be another intriguing matchup. Not typically known for his ability to contribute on the defensive end, Collins could find himself matched up with Giannis Antetokounmpo and so he will have to be at his best if they are to continue their fairytale run.
06/21/2021, 8:04 AM
Struggles from the floor in win
Coming into the game with a shoulder injury, Young was unable to find his rhythm on the offensive end of the floor. That is until the final quarter when things started dropping for him, scoring 10 of his total 21 points. The fact the Hawks were able to secure the series on the road and with Young offering little in the way of scoring, certainly bodes well for their chances against the Bucks. That said, it is likely the Bucks put up more resistance than the 76ers did, especially on the defensive end.
06/21/2021, 8:00 AM
Leads Hawks with 27 points in win
Huerter saved his best for last, dropping a playoff career-high 27 points as the Hawks sent the 76ers packing. On a night when Trae Young shot just 5-of-23 from the field, Huerter certainly picked up the slack on the offensive end. Much to the surprise of many, the Hawks will now face the Bucks in the Eastern Conference Playoffs, and while they will be heavy underdogs, who's to say they can't pull off another upset against a more fancied opponent.