Hhere time that heThe Knicks were not in the top eight East in the NBA. A good season and qualification for the Playoffs had raised enormous expectations in the Big Apple for the tie with the Hawks, but the Atlanta team led by Trae Young has punctured, for now, the balloon of the New York team.
The point guard took all the spotlights of the first game, winning the clash with a basket to 9 tenths and indulging in the luxury of silencing the Madison. The way it was produced has raised blisters from even the Knicks’ most influential fans.
The continuous visits of Young to the staff line they have not liked in New York. The Hawks player took nine free throws, seven of them late in the game. Own NY Mayor Bill de Blasio, was critical of the young star of the Georgia team.
Dressed in a Knicks cap during a press conference, De Blasio had a message in store for Young: “Bring, this is a message for you and for the people who want basketball to be played in the right way: stop looking for faults. Even Steve Nash already said that ‘this is not basketball’. Bring it on, the Hawks are not flying in New York City. Come on, play fair and try to win. The Knicks are going to teach you a lesson. “
Obviously, De Blasio’s words have had all kinds of responses on social networks and have filled with controversial series between Knicks and Hawks whose chapter two will be played at dawn next Thursday. It should be remembered that, for this game, the Knicks have already sold 15,000 seats, so Madison will roar, sure, against Trae Young who, for now, has managed to unbalance the series.