The Atlanta Hawks (hereinafter referred to as Atlanta) caught the Chicago Bulls (hereinafter referred to as Chicago) after an extended game.
Atlanta beat Chicago 123-122 by 1 point in the regular league game of the 2022-23 NBA season held at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on the morning of the 12th (Korean time). With this, Atlanta escaped a three-game losing streak.
In Atlanta, Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 28 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists, including 5 3-pointers, and Trae Young contributed 19 points and 14 assists. In Chicago, Derma DeRozan scored 34 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists, and Jack Lavin scored 21 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists.
Atlanta finished the first quarter with a 27-22, 5-point lead. However, Atlanta rebounded in the second quarter. At the center of it was ‘rookie’ AJ Griffin’s offense and Young’s leading. Griffin scored 7 points in the quarter alone and Young made 5 assists. Chicago gave up a 50-58, 8-point lead in the first half after Andre Drummond on the bench and Demar DeRozan in the starting lineup failed.
Chicago made the chase in the third quarter as Lavigne started to wake up. However, Atlanta did not give up the lead despite the surprise performance of Onyeka Okongwu and two-way contract Trent Forest, who were evaluated as having no offense. Atlanta entered the fourth quarter with an 85-78, 7-point lead, thanks to Young’s score.
In Chicago, Drummond dominated Atlanta’s paint zone early in the 4th quarter and succeeded in chasing it by 2 points. Atlanta also seemed to 안전놀이터 bring the mood with Bogdanovic’s 3-pointer breaking down Chicago’s perimeter defense, and Ellioop play by Young and DeAndre Hunter. However, Chicago had DeRozan and scored 6 points in a row to tie the score.
Atlanta briefly gave up the lead in the third minute thanks to DeRozan’s performance, but soon took the lead again with Young’s consecutive goals. Afterwards, the two teams continued the one-possession game, and around the 50th second, Young hit a pull-up 3-pointer. DeRozan quickly scored and gave Chicago one last chance. However, in Chicago, Derrick Jones Jr. won a foul with 00.4 seconds left in the game, but missed two free throws to tie the game at 110-110.
Atlanta went into overtime and produced five consecutive points. Besides, Bogdanovic got on the flow perfectly as he landed a jumper thrown from behind the net. Labin quickly put in 2 dunks and scored the chase. As Atlanta broke the game with a 2-2 game between Capella and Young, Chicago tied the game with Kobe White’s 3-pointer.
In the first second of the game, Young scored with a stepback jumper and seemed to take the game completely, but Bogdanovic committed a 3-point foul. Atlanta and Chicago won by 123-122, 1 point, with Griffin scoring an alley-oop with 0.02 seconds remaining when DeRozan made all the free throws.