Amid picking up the needed Game 3 victory on Friday, Dejounte Murray got some reminding words for his Atlanta Hawks squad as they found themselves back in their first-round series against the Boston Celtics.
“We haven’t done anything,” Murray said following the 130-122 dub, per Gabriel Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “That’s the message I was preaching in the locker room once I got in there. It’s great to have a win in the playoffs but at the same time we haven’t done anything. We have a long way to go. We believe in ourselves and I think that’s all that matters.”
After they got pulverized in the first two games of the series in Beantown, the Hawks entered the Game 3 territory hungered and having that sense of urgency. As such, they sealed their first victory of the postseason in a great collective effort.
Atlanta shot a highly efficient 56 percent shooting marks throughout the game. They also managed to capitalize their towering frontcourt over Boston, crashing 48 total boards to outnumber the opponents’ 29.
Seven different players also scored double-digits. Trae Young had 32 points and nine assists, while Murray churned 25 points and six boards. They got a massive support off the bench, in courtesy of Bogdan Bogdanovic’s 15.
The Hawks will even up the series to two-all with Game 4 set to commence on Sunday in their home floor once again.