Hawks take 1-0 series lead over Milwaukee

A back-and-forth affair tipped in favor of the visitors Wednesday as the Atlanta Hawks took Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, 116-113, over Milwaukee. Trae Young scored 48 points in the win.

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June 24, 2021 - 8:28 AM

The Atlanta Hawks celebrate as time expires in a 116-113 victory against the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals Wednesday. Photo by Curtis Compton / Atlanta Journal-Constitution / TNS

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Trae Young scored 48 points, Clint Capela converted a go-ahead putback with 29.8 seconds left and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 116-113 on Wednesday night to open the Eastern Conference finals.

The Hawks improved to 6-2 in road playoff games this year and handed the Bucks their first home loss of the postseason.

Game 2 is Friday night in Milwaukee.

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