How to watch Hawks At Heat Game 1 on Sunday
After back-to-back Play-In tournament wins, the Atlanta Hawks will be looking to rekindle some of their postseason magic from last season in their series against the Miami Heat starting on Easter Sunday.
It’s been a very hectic season for the Atlanta Hawks, but one constant for them has been the production they’ve received from Trae Young.
In only his fourth NBA season, Young not only played his second All-Star Game, but he will most likely be elected to one of the three All-NBA teams and he became the first player in NBA history. to lead the league overall. points and assists since Nate Archibald in 1973.
With Clint Capela out with a knee injury, the Hawks, who are already struggling with height, will be very limited against a physical and strong Miami Heat team.
Throughout the year, Eastern Conference talk focused on teams like the Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks, but the Heat had a terrific regular season and finished with the best outcome of the conference.
Led by Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and Kyle Lowry, Miami have established themselves as one of the best defensive teams in the league this year and their depth has been deadly.
Caleb Martin, Gabe Vincent, Max Strus, Markieff Morris, Dewayne Dedmon and especially Tyler Herro give the Heat one of the best second units in the entire league, which is why they have a chance to reach their second NBA Finals in three seasons.
Can the Hawks give the Heat a hard time in the first round of the playoffs?
Here’s how to watch Sunday’s game, complete with game and TV times, line-ups, bios and other must-see details.
How to watch Hawks vs. Heat
- WHO: Atlanta Hawks (43-39) against Miami Heat (53-29)
- WHAT: Eastern Conference Playoffs First Round – Game 1
- WHEN: 1 p.m. ET, Sunday, April 17
- OR: FTX Arena, Miami, Florida
- TV: DTT
- Flow: Fubo.tv CLICK HERE
Key stats and facts for Hawks vs Heat
- The Hawks and Heat faced each other four times during the regular season, with Miami winning three games by averaging 11.3 points.
- The Heat finished the regular season ranked fifth in defensive rankings and fourth in points allowed per game (105.6), while the Hawks finished the regular season ranked second in offensive rankings and sixth in points. per game (113.9).
- Miami is 29-12 at home this season and Atlanta is 17-25 on the road, including their win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Qualifying Tournament.
- Bogdan Bogdanovic has made the difference on the Atlanta bench, scoring in double figures in nine of his last ten games, including six in a row.
April 8, 2022 – Series 113, Hawks 109
In their last meeting of the regular season, the Heat beat the Hawks 113-109 in Miami. Trae Young scored 35 points and dished out 8 assists, but Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler combined for 44 points and the Heat shot 55.6% from the floor as a team. Miami narrowly edged Atlanta 48-42 in the paint.
Most Recent Hawks-Heat Games:
- The Hawks’ last game: On Friday, the Atlanta Hawks took on the Cleveland Cavaliers in the battle for the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference play-off tournament and came away with a 107-101 victory after trailing by as much as 14 points. The Hawks outscored the Cavaliers 56-40 in the second half and Trae Young led the way offensively with 38 total points.
- Heat the last game: In their last regular season game, the Heat went on the road and lost the Orlando Magic 125-111. Miami was resting its starters in this game and as a result, former All-Star Victor Oladipo started the Heat, scoring 40 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. It was Oladipo’s first 40-point game since 2016.
Latest injury news:
falcons: Clint Capela (knee) – OUT, Lou Williams (back) – OUT, John Collins (foot/finger) – QUESTIONABLE
Heat: Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) – DOUBTFUL, Markieff Morris (hip) – DOUBTFUL, PJ Tucker (calf) – DOUBTFUL, Gabe Vincent (toe) – LIKELY
PROJECTED HAWK STARTERS:
- G-Trae Younggoalie 6-2: 27.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 5.8 assists
- G Kevin Huerterguard 6-2: 15.0 points, 3.6 assists
- F De’André Hunter6-4 guard/forward: 9.0 points, 4.8 rebounds
- F Danilo Gallinari6-10 forward: 29.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, 6.4 assists
- C Onyeka Okongwu6-8 center: 8.2 points, 5.9 rebounds
SPRAYED HEAT STARTERS:
- Kyle Lowrygoalkeeper 6-0: 13.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 7.5 assists
- G/F Max Strus6-5 guard/forward: 10.6 points, 3.0 rebounds
- F Jimmy Butlerforward 6-7: 21.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 5.5 assists
- F PJ Tucker (Q)6-5 forward: 7.6 points, 5.5 rebounds
- C Bam Adebayo6-9 center: 19.1 points, 10.1 rebounds
- The Heat are currently 6.5-point favorites over the Hawks on Sunday morning.
- The over/under for this match is currently set at 218.5 points in total.
To monitor :
- The Miami Heat have made the playoffs for three consecutive seasons now and they recently made the NBA Finals in 2020.
- The Heat had seven different players averaging at least 10.0 points per game during the regular season.
- Miami is 45-11 this season when scoring at least 105 points, Atlanta is 41-23 when scoring at least 105 points.
- The Hawks and Heat have played in a total of 12 playoff games and two playoff games all-time. Atlanta is 7-5 against Miami in the playoffs and has won both playoff series.
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