(SL) – The Hawks were looking for redemption and a chance to regain the lead in the series when they stepped on the court Tuesday. After a slow 1st quarter, in which the hawks shot just 24% from the field, Kent Bazemore and Mike Scott would hit the boost button and take Atlanta to a 47-39 lead at the half.
It was pretty much over at that point. By the end of the 3rd quarter, 5 Hawks’ players were in double digits and Atlanta was blowing out Boston 89-62. Celtics star guard Isaiah Thomas struggled from the field shooting just 3-12 from the field 0-4 from the arc. He left the game early after rolling his ankle. Post Game I asked Bazemore and Scott what the strategy was for locking down Thomas. (Third Question)
Mike Scott led all players with 17 points while Bazemore had 16. Jeff Teague also had 16 while Kyle Korver chipped in 13 and Paul Millsap was good for just 10 after scoring almost 50 points against the Celtics in game 4. Game 6 is Thursday in Boston!