With this clear victory (113-96) at Farm Arena Stadium in this game four of the first round of the play-offs, the Atlanta Hawks now lead 3 to 1 against the New York Knicks. After a balanced first quarter (26-25, for the New York Knicks) and a second during which the Hawks remained a little inside while leading (49-53) without really coming off, the third quarter saw the Hawks accelerate, show skill, with a Bogdan Bogdanovic on fire on the last possession, to lead (71-88).
At that moment, the match changed and the Knicks, imprecise and often countered, beaten in the duels, ended up breaking completely, unable to return in the game. The gap was too large and now the Atlanta Hawks can consider the rest with a certain margin, in the wake of Trae Young (27 points, 1 rebound, 9 assists). The Knicks must win in Game Five (Wednesday, 1:30) if they want to avoid going on vacation.
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