By TIM REYNOLDS (AP Basketball Author)
MIAMI (AP) — Quin Snyder’s baggage had been packed in February for an overseas journey. He was going to spend time with some household and mates, see some coaches he’s gotten to know over time.
Then the Atlanta Hawks referred to as with a job present, to hold him on as coach.
And now Snyder’s baggage are packed as soon as extra — for the playoffs, starting with a go to to Boston.
Trae Younger scored 25 components, Clint Capela grabbed 21 rebounds and the Hawks earned the No. 7 seed throughout the Japanese Convention playoffs by beating the Miami Warmth 116-105 in a play-in occasion recreation Tuesday night.
“Our guys are attempting to be the most effective model of ourselves on the finish of the 12 months,” Snyder talked about. “The 12 months’s not over. So hopefully we are able to take this and proceed to construct on it. It’s one sport — however it was our sport.”
Dejounte Murray added 18 components for the Hawks, who avenged a five-game Spherical 1 loss to Miami closing season and earned an East first-round matchup with Boston which will start Saturday.
Kyle Lowry scored 33 components — his highest-scoring recreation in his two Miami seasons — for the Warmth, who will host each Toronto or Chicago on Friday to find out the No. 8 seed and a spot in direction of excessive whole seed Milwaukee in Spherical 1. The Raptors and Bulls play Wednesday; the winner of Friday’s recreation opens the gathering in direction of the Bucks on Sunday.
Tyler Herro scored 26 for Miami, and Jimmy Butler accomplished with 21.
“Come Friday, now we have to play the legit actual reverse of how we performed tonight,” Butler talked about.
For the Hawks, 4 reserves — Saddiq Bey, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Onyeka Okongwu and Jalen Johnson — blended for 53 components.
The Hawks improved to 3-0 all-time in play-in occasion video video games; that’s the simplest mark throughout the league, one which New Orleans can match when it performs host to Oklahoma Metropolis on Wednesday night.
They usually earned this one on the boards. Atlanta outrebounded Miami 63-39, along with 22-6 on the offensive glass that keyed a 26-6 edge in second-chance components.
“All of us perceive the second and the time of 12 months it’s,” Younger talked about. “Credit score our guys for being locked in, prepared and targeted on the sport plan.”
The Hawks took two timeouts throughout the first 3:53 of the third quarter, as most of what was a 24-point lead with 2:37 left throughout the first half — 63-39 Atlanta was the margin — obtained whittled away, and fast.
Miami decrease the margin to fifteen by halftime, then opened the third quarter on a 16-6 run. Add all of it up, and it was a 27-8 run in about 7 minutes of play to get the Warmth inside 71-66.
However the Hawks had an answer then, and every completely different time the Warmth made a run. The Atlanta lead was 13 as soon as extra going into the fourth, and when Miami was inside six midway via the final word quarter, the Hawks scored 5 straight to revive a double-digit edge.
And now, a crew that was the East’s No. 1 seed closing spring is one recreation from elimination.
“Nothing about this season has been straightforward,” Warmth coach Erik Spoelstra talked about. “We’re going to do that the arduous approach.”
Hawks: It was the second time this season that Atlanta took an infinite first-half lead and virtually wasted all of it. The Hawks had been up 26 over Miami on Jan. 16, let the Warmth get inside 4 throughout the closing moments and held on to win 121-113. … Capela had one 20-rebound recreation throughout the widespread season.
Warmth: Lowry received right here off the bench in a postseason recreation for the first time since 2009. His closing 94 appearances after the widespread season had been all begins. … The Warmth went 1-6 this season in direction of Friday’s attainable win-or-go-home opponents — 0-3 in direction of Chicago and 1-3 in direction of Toronto.
Boston went 3-0 in direction of Atlanta this season, and virtually the entire rotation players from every teams missed a minimal of a form of contests. Younger averaged 31 components and 11 assists in two video video games in direction of the Celtics; Jayson Tatum averaged 26.5 components, 11 rebounds and seven assists in two video video games in direction of the Hawks.
It’ll be the thirteenth assortment between the Celtics and Hawks franchises, the first since Atlanta’s six-game Spherical 1 win in 2016.
Miami grew to develop into the sixteenth franchise to participate throughout the play-in occasion. Chicago, Toronto and Oklahoma Metropolis will stretch that itemizing out to 19 teams on Wednesday. That leaves solely Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Milwaukee, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Sacramento and Utah as golf tools who’ve however to be part of the play-in event.
Hawks: Go to Boston for Sport 1 of an East first-round assortment Saturday.
Warmth: Host each Toronto or Chicago in an elimination recreation Friday.
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