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The Atlanta Hawks pulled off a Game 1 win on the road against the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals opener. Trae Young had a fantastic night on the way to setting playoff career high as the Hawks top the Bucks 116-113.

Young and the Hawks have silenced the non-believers this entire postseason and tonight they made their most convincing case as contenders with narrow victory over the home side.

Young made up a off night in Game 7

It was clear to see from the start Young was looking to make amends after a poor shooting display in Game 7 against the Sixers. The former Oklahoma Sooner got off to a hot start and never cooled down.

Bucks led for most of the first three quarters

The Bucks led going into the halftime break, but Milwaukee was never able to stretch out to a considerable lead. The largest lead all game was a brief nine point advantage for the home side in the second quarter.

Atlanta spent most of the first three quarters trailing, but Young and John Collins lifted the Hawks to as much as an eight point lead right before the fourth quarter.

A 13-2 Milwaukee run in the fourth quarter put Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks up seven with under four minutes to go after a Holiday three off of an offensive rebound.

The Hawks battled back as they have done all postseason, finishing the fourth quarter on an 18-8 run led by Trae Young and Clint Capela.

Young with a career playoff high 48 points

Capela dominated on the interior with 19 rebounds, to go along with his 12 points, but Trae Young will be stealing all the headlines in tomorrows papers. Young exploded for a playoff high 48 points, seven rebounds and eleven assists. Young had 20 of Atlanta’s first 42 points in the first half. It was clear from the start he wanted to have an impact on this game after struggling against Philly in Game 7.

Giannis posted 34 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists while Jrue Holiday had 33, but it wasn’t enough to topple the Hawks in the opener.

The Bucks had a chance to tie the game on the last possession of the game, but Khris Middleton’s three point effort fell short to give the Hawks their sixth road win of the playoffs.

Hawks are road warriors

The Game 1 win marks the third time the Hawks have opened up a series in this postseason with a win away from home. They did it against the Knicks in the first round and did it against the Sixers in the Conference Semifinals.

For the first time since 1969 the Hawks franchise has won a Conference Final game, they had gone 10 straight games without a win. With the opening win they have stripped Milwaukee of their home court advantage and will have a chance to go back to Atlanta with a 2-0 lead.

Game 2 in set for Friday night at 8:30 pm ET from the Fiserv Forum.

Tonight's MVP speaks after a career night.

Draymond Green was watching the show the Hawks put on tonight.

LeBron reacting to Young's night.

Young looked unstoppable for most of the night.

Young taking Atlanta on his back.

Capela was a monster on the boards.

Trae's face says it all

The Atlanta Hawks pulled off a Game 1 win on the road against the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals opener. Trae Young had a fantastic night on the way to setting playoff career high as the Hawks top the Bucks 116-113.

Young and the Hawks have silenced the non-believers this entire postseason and tonight they made their most convincing case as contenders with narrow victory over the home side.

Young made up a off night in Game 7

It was clear to see from the start Young was looking to make amends after a poor shooting display in Game 7 against the Sixers. The former Oklahoma Sooner got off to a hot start and never cooled down.

Bucks led for most of the first three quarters

The Bucks led going into the halftime break, but Milwaukee was never able to stretch out to a considerable lead. The largest lead all game was a brief nine point advantage for the home side in the second quarter.

Atlanta spent most of the first three quarters trailing, but Young and John Collins lifted the Hawks to as much as an eight point lead right before the fourth quarter.

A 13-2 Milwaukee run in the fourth quarter put Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks up seven with under four minutes to go after a Holiday three off of an offensive rebound.

The Hawks battled back as they have done all postseason, finishing the fourth quarter on an 18-8 run led by Trae Young and Clint Capela.

Young with a career playoff high 48 points

Capela dominated on the interior with 19 rebounds, to go along with his 12 points, but Trae Young will be stealing all the headlines in tomorrows papers. Young exploded for a playoff high 48 points, seven rebounds and eleven assists. Young had 20 of Atlanta’s first 42 points in the first half. It was clear from the start he wanted to have an impact on this game after struggling against Philly in Game 7.

Giannis posted 34 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists while Jrue Holiday had 33, but it wasn’t enough to topple the Hawks in the opener.

The Bucks had a chance to tie the game on the last possession of the game, but Khris Middleton’s three point effort fell short to give the Hawks their sixth road win of the playoffs.

Hawks are road warriors

The Game 1 win marks the third time the Hawks have opened up a series in this postseason with a win away from home. They did it against the Knicks in the first round and did it against the Sixers in the Conference Semifinals.

For the first time since 1969 the Hawks franchise has won a Conference Final game, they had gone 10 straight games without a win. With the opening win they have stripped Milwaukee of their home court advantage and will have a chance to go back to Atlanta with a 2-0 lead.

Game 2 in set for Friday night at 8:30 pm ET from the Fiserv Forum.

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The Hawks have won every Game 1 in this postseason. They were on the road for all of them.

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MIddleton's three is no good and the Atlanta Hawks take Game 1 in Milwuakee!!!

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Timeout Bucks 4.6 seconds to go.

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Young fouled by Tucker, goes to the line and hits both. He's got 48 points tonight.

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Timeout Hawks with 5.3 seconds to go.

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Giannis fouled by Hill, the Greek hits two of two.

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Young hits both at the line.

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Young fouled after the missed shot from Milwaukee. 17.3 seconds to go in the fourth.

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Timeout Bucks with 29.8 seconds to go.

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Capela gets the offensive rebound after Young's missed floater. Caplea has 19 rebounds.

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1:00 to go in the fourth.

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Collins in the far corner for three

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Holiday to Giannis on the alley oop again!

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Young ot the line after the Middleton foul, both FTs good.

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2:30 to go in the fourth.

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Connaughton to the line, hits two of two.

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Collins with the lay in on the right side.

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Giannis with the alley oop off the timeout.

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Timeout Bucks with 3:26 to go in the fourth quarter.

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Young gets bumped a step inside the three point line, gets the off balance bucket to go and goes to the line and hits the free throw.

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Collins with a tip slam off the missed three from Huerter.

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13-2 run for Milwaukee

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Giannis misses the FT, but the Bucks get the rebound, Holiday drops the three ball on the second chance points.

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And 1 for Giannis! Long pass up the floor from Holiday, and the Greek gets it to go and will shoot FTs after the timeout break with 4:30 to go in the fourth.

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Giannis gets the fader in the lane to go.

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Under 5 to go in the fourth.

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Giannis gets the easy alley oop out of the timeout, feed from Middleton.

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Timeout Bucks with 5:30 to go in the fourth.

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Young fouled by Giannis on the three point attempt, Young hits two of three at the line.

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Middleton getting back to the iron, tying the game up at 96. 5:30 to go in the fourth.

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Middleton gets a jumper to go from 15 feet.

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Capela provokes the steal, and gets the dunk off the fast break.

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Capela gets the dunk off the feed from Young.

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Holiday off the dribble hits the mid range jumper. He's got 30

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Timeout from the Fiserv Forum. Hawks leading by 2 with 8:23 to go in the fourth.

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Forbes hits a big three from the near side.

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Gallinari spots up and hits over Holiday.

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Holiday pulls up and hits from high off the glass.

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Hill showing some springs on the drive and dunk.

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Back in play as the fourth quarter begins with Young on the bench.

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We are headed to the fourth quarter. Hawks lead by 3.

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Giannis with the drive and score from close range.

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Gallinari with long two after the behind the back dribble.

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Hoiday knocks down the three after the Bucks offensive rebound

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Portis gets a tip in to go. Timeout from Fiserv Forum with 1:50 to go in the third.

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Young shakes his defender out of his shoes and drops the three ball.

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Holiday stops the Hawks run with a three ball

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Collins gets the mid range jumper to go.

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Young back in the paint, gets the floater to go.

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Holiday back to the iron, gets the lay up to go.

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Collins back at it, off the feed from Young.

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Young up high off the glass, and Collins finishes with the slam. Young knew what he was doing serving it up for Collins.

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Holiday finishes with the dunk on the left side.

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Collins with the put back off the Young iss.

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Bogdanovic to the line, hits two of two.

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Young on the baseline drive, he's got 32.

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6 to go in the third quarter.

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Giannis back to the line, hits two of two

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Huerter gets the floater to go in traffic.

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Holiday finds Giannis on the alley oop in transition.

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Young gets the roll off of another drive to the basket. Timeout Bucks with 7:46 to go in the third quarter.

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Lopez puts it on the deck, and gets the runner to go in the lane.

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Collins on the jam in transition! Young with the feed.

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Young strings another three ball. He's got 28 points.

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Capella under the basket with a nice move and finish.

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Giannis to the line where he has struggled all post season, hits two of two.

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Huerter with the floater over Giannis.

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MIddleton to the line, hits two of two and he's now in double digits.

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Tucker with the lay up after the Giannis assist.

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We are back in play in the second half and Bogdanovic gets the runner to go to start the scoring.

Young has 25 points, the rest of the Hawks: 32

Neither team shot well from downtown, but the stats did improve in the second quarter. The Bucks are shooting 22.2% while the Hawks are shooting 27% from long range.

Holiday got off to a hot start in the first few quarters.

Young is taking advantage of lost time after a dissapointng Game 7.

Young has 25 first half points, but have a look at this pass.

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Holiday has 16 points while Giannis has 14 through two quarters.

Trae Young as 25 points on 11-16 from the field. Huerter has 9, but those two will need some help in the second half.

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We are at the halftime break from Milwaukee, Bucks lead by 5.

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Holiday ends the half with another bucket from close range.

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Mddleton with a floater in the lane.

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Gallinaris strings a long three ball.

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Young with another deep two! He's got 25 already.

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Holiday with another three ball! He's got 14

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Young off the cross over and step back hits the long two.

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Holiday in the far corner for three.

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Young fouled by Portis, goes to the line and hits one of two.

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Tucker lays it up after the Giannis dump off below the basket.

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3:30 to go in the second quarter.

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Holiday gets the bucket to go out of the timeout.

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Huerter drops a three from the top of the key after a behind the back pass from Young.

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Under 4:30 to go in the second quarter.

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Huerter on the fade away from the mid range.

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MIddleton with the step back from the baseline.

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Capella wide open after the dump off form Young.

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Middleton gets one of two to drop from the line.

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Young drops a three after coming off the pick and roll.

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Giannis gets the hook shot to go from the paint.

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Young pulls up for a deep three!!!

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Young with another one of those trademark floaters in the paint.

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Giannis back to the rack on a strong drive.

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Collins in traffic down low, he's got 6 early points.

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8:30 to go in the second quarter.

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Middleton gets the lay up to go after the Giannis assist.

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Portis on the offensive rebound, gets the put back to go.

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Huerter gets a couple FTs to drop.

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Gallinari on the pull up from 15 feet.

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Connaghton gets the bucket from outside the lane off the inbound pass.

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Giannis dribbles around the defense and gets another easy slam. Timeout Milwaukee with 11 to go in the second quarter

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MIddleton gets to the iron and finishes off the glass for his first points of the night.

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We are headed to the second quarter with the Bucks leading by three points.

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Williams gets the deep three to drop right before the end of the first quarter.

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Holiday skying to the rack, and slams it down with the left hand.

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Hill gets the put back to go after the offensive rebound.

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Portis spots up from down town.

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Holiday finds Portis open under the bucket for the easy slam.

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Forbes off the bench, hits a pull up jumper from 15 feet.

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Young on the pull up from 12 feet.

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Portis absorbing contact and finishing at the iron.

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2:30 to go in the first quarter.

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Giannis taking it inside again and finishing around the rim.

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Collins with a jump hook outside the paint out of the TO

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Collins on the spot up jumper from 15 feet. Timeout Bucks, with 4:12 to go in the first quarter.

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Giannis in transition on the drive and dunk.

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Young on the steal and score, he's started 5 of his first 8 from the field.

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Huerter with a step back on the baseline out of the timeout.

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Timeout Hawks with 6:33 to go in the first quarter.

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Giannis with his first chance to stretch his legs and gets a dunk in tranisition.

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Young on the baseline fader from 12 feet.

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Giannis goes strong to the rack, gets the lay up and th foul, but misses the FT>

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Young again, this time from the mid range.

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Holiday gets back to the rack, and hits the tear drop in the lane.

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Young following up the miss, and gets the tip.

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Lopez down the lane with a big jam off the terrific ball movement from side to side.

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Holiday stretching to the rack on the drive.

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Capella running the floor, and Young finds the big man for the dunk.

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Young gets going quickly, with a floater in the lane.

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Lopez in the corner for three

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We are underway in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals!!!

Marv Albert on the call with Reggie Miller, Marv is calling his final series before he retires. What a treat it has been and will be listening to him in his final games on the mic.

Both teams are being announced over the loud speaker at Fiserv Forum, we are just minutes away from tip off in Game 1 of the ECF

Young is having a sensational debut to the playoffs, averaging 29 points and 10 assists.

Giannis is averaging over 28 points and 13 rebounds this post season.

The Bucks Starting 5, looking for thier sixth straight playoff win from the Fiserv Forum.

Atlanta's Starting 5 for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

According to Bet365.com the Bucks are 8 point favorites in Game 1. The Over/Under is set at 225.5.

The Hawks have won five of their twelve playoff games on the road this season, including the Game 7 win over the Sixers.

Middleton struggled in the first two games on the road against Brooklyn. He's at home to start this series and Giannis and the Bucks will be looking for a big game from their sharp shooter.

We are about 30 minutes from tip off from Milwaukee.

The Atlanta Hawks have never made the Finals. The last time they were in the Conference Finals was in 2015 when they got swept by the Cavs.

The Bucks are looking for their first trip to the NBA Finals since 1974

Giannis after knocking off the Nets : "The job is not done," he insisted. "So that's the message here. We didn't win the championship. But this is a great step for our organization."

The Hawks dripping into Game 1.

What does Giannis have instore for this series after averaging over 30 and 10 rebounds a game in the Conference Semis

Jrue Holiday showed up in the three games against ATL during the regular season.

The Greek Freak enterning the building

The Suns already lead the Western Conference Finals 2-0 after defending their homecourt.  The Bucks will be hoping to do the same tonigt.

The Bucks won the regular season series 2-1, but the Hawks won the last match up in late April 111-104

The Bucks are yet to lose a game this post season at the Fiserv Forum and will look to keep that streak alive tonight.

Hello everyone and welcome to Milwaukee. We are about an hour away from tip off at the Fiserv Forum for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Atlanta Hawks and the Milwaukee Bucks.

Hello everyone and welcome to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals from Milwaukee. AS English will have live coverage, updates scores and stats from tonight’s opener between the Hawks and the Bucks.

Hawks and Bucks get Game 7 wins on road

Both squads won Game 7 on the road to keep their season alive, and now the two dark horses will to go toe-to-toe for a spot in the NBA Finals.

The Bucks will host the first two games after stunning the favorites in the East by grinding out a Game 7 overtime win against the second seeded Brooklyn Nets.

After sweeping the Heat in four games, Milwaukee forced a the decisive do or die game by holding serve on their home court.

Giannis has been mythological this postseason

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 40 and dragged down 13 rebounds to cap an incredible series in which scored 33 points or more in six of the while snagging almost 13 rebounds a game. seven games. Middleton finished strong after a rough start to the series. Middleton had 23 points and 10 rebounds in Game 7.

Atlanta took down the top seeded Philadelphia 76ers in Philly thanks to a  break out playoff performance from Kevin Huerter. The former Maryland Terrapin scored 27 points to lead the Hawks to the Eastern Conference Finals. Trae Young struggled shooting the ball in the biggest game of his blooming career. He finished with 21 points but went just 5-23 from the field.

ATL star Young getting help from supporting cast

Atlanta’s superstar is averaging 29 points and 10 assists in the playoffs. The Hawks role players have been taking turns stepping up to the plate in this post season. Huerter took the wheel last game, but John Collins, Lou Williams and Bogdan Bogdanovic have all shared the spotlight.

The Bucks lead the season series 2-1, but the Hawks won the last match up between the two teams back in late April.

Game 1 tip off is set for 8:30 pm ET/ 5:30 PT from the Fiserv Forum.

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