Gallinari, Bogdanovic lead Hawks previous Path Blazers 123-114

Danilo Gallinari made seven 3-pointers and completed with 28 factors, main the Atlanta Hawks to a 123-114 victory over the Portland Path Blazers in a matchup of groups battling for playoff positioning of their respective conferences

ATLANTA — Danilo Gallinari made seven 3-pointers and completed with 28 factors, main the Atlanta Hawks to a 123-114 victory over the Portland Path Blazers in a matchup Monday evening of groups battling for playoff positioning of their respective conferences.

The Hawks snapped Portland’s four-game successful streak, which had come completely on the highway.

Atlanta got here into the evening tied for fifth within the Jap Convention, with the Path Blazers holding the identical spot within the West. Each groups need to keep away from dropping as little as seventh, which might drive them into the play-in event.

After getting in early Monday from Boston, the place they beat the Celtics the earlier evening, the Path Blazers have been compelled from the resort rooms for a few half-hour by a twister warning in Atlanta.

They ran out of steam within the fourth quarter, ruining a 33-point evening for Damian Lillard.

Bogdan Bogdanovic offered the majority of Atlanta’s offense over the primary two quarters, scoring 23 of his 25 factors for the second highest-scoring half of his profession. He additionally made seven 3s, one shy of his profession finest.

Gallinari took over within the second half, scoring 21 factors and hitting six of seven past the arc.

As a staff, the Hawks have been 20 of 41 from 3-point vary.

TIP-INS

Path Blazers: CJ McCollum had 20 factors. … Norman Powell was capable of play greater than 32 minutes regardless of a sore proper knee. He was listed as questionable however suited up and scored 15 factors after taking part in 39 minutes the evening earlier than at Boston.

Hawks: Have gained six consecutive dwelling video games, one off their excessive for the season, and 14 of 16 at State Farm Enviornment. They gained seven straight at dwelling from Feb. 21 to April 6. … Trae Younger had 21 factors and 11 assists. He went eight of eight on the foul line, transferring previous Walt Bellamy for the twenty fourth spot in franchise historical past with 1,269 free throws made.

UP NEXT

Path Blazers: Wrap up a six-game highway journey in opposition to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday.

Hawks: Host the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, persevering with a stretch the place they’re closing the common season with seven of their final eight video games at dwelling.

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