The Atlanta Hawks and the New Orleans Pelicans, winners of the Charlotte Hornets (132-103) and the San Antonio Spurs (113-103), still have a chance to play in the play-offs, against the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Clippers.
Atlanta did not elaborate. For their first NBA play-in game, on the night of Wednesday to Thursday, the Hawks clearly beat the Charlotte Hornets (132-103). The locals relied in particular on Trae Young, his franchise’s top scorer but also second best scorer in this meeting, with a double-double in the key and personal statistics of 24 points, 3 rebounds, 11 assists. Like last year, the Hornets stop in play-in. For its part, Atlanta therefore still has a chance to play in the play-offs in the Eastern Conference. For that, the Hawks will have to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) April 14, 2022
New Orleans stays alive. On the night of Wednesday to Thursday, as part of their first NBA play-in game, the Pelicans dismissed the San Antonio Spurs (113-103), in front of an audience that did not let them go. All under the leadership of a duo made up of Brandon Ingram and CJ McCollum. The two men scored a total of 59 points. Apart from the very start of the first quarter, where they led, the visitors never ceased to suffer in this meeting. To join the play-offs, New Orleans will have to get rid of the Los Angeles Clippers.
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) April 14, 2022
NBA / PLAY-IN 2022
Wednesday April 13
Atlanta Hawks (9) – Charlotte Hornets (10): 132-103
>>> Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot (ATL) (8 points (3/5 on shots, 2/2 on 3pts and 0/0 on free throws), 5 rebounds, 0 assists, 1 foul, 0 interceptions, 1 ball lost and 0 against in 16 minutes of play).
New Orleans Pelicans (9) –San Antonio Spurs (10): 113-103
Friday April 15
Cleveland Cavaliers–Atlanta Hawks >>> The winner will face Miami in the first round of the play-offs
Los Angeles Clippers – New Orleans Pelicans >>> The winner will face Phoenix in the first round of the play-offs