NBA Play-In Tournament: Hawks rally to oust Cavaliers, 107-101; memorable season saw growth, maturity with young players stepping up

The Wine & Gold fought hard throughout the evening, but fell in the end to the Atlanta Hawks, 107-101, as Atlanta eliminates the Cavs and move on the Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs to take on the Miami Heat. Trae Young finished with a game-best 38 points and most of his damage came in the second half, scoring 32 after half. The Wine & Gold shot 46 percent to Atlanta’s 49 percent. Eleven second half turnovers were committed by the Cavs.

All five Cavs starters were in double-figures, but got just nine points from the bench. Lauri Markkanen was the high man for Cleveland, netting 26 points. Darius Garland followed up with 21 points of his own to go with nine assists. In his first game back in action, Jarrett Allen recorded 11 points on 4-4 shooting in 36 minutes of play. Evan Mobley had 18 and Caris LeVert had 16.

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