National Basketball Association
Atlanta 111, Miami 110
When: 7:00 PM ET, Friday, April 22, 2022
Where: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
#46 Ben Taylor, #51 Aaron Smith, #42 Eric Lewis, #62 JB DeRosa
Trae Young made a go-ahead runner in the lane over Jimmy Butler with 4.4 seconds left as the host Atlanta Hawks defeated the Miami Heat 111-110 on Friday to cut their deficit in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series to 2-1.
Atlanta overcame a 21-0, third-quarter run by Miami that gave the Heat a 16-point lead.
The eighth-seeded Hawks, who are 21-3 at home since Jan. 17, will aim to level the series against the top-seeded Heat in Game 4 on Sunday in Atlanta.
Young finished with 24 points and eight assists. He made 6 of 14 shots, including 2 of 6 from 3-point range.
Butler, who scored 45 points in Game 2 on Tuesday, finished with 20 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists on Friday. However, he missed two key shots in the final 13 seconds. The first one led to Young's runner in transition, and the second miss was the game's final shot.
Both of Butler's misses came off the front rim.
Tyler Herro led the Heat with 24 points, including 12 in the second quarter. Max Strus added 20 points for Miami.
Bogdan Bogdanovic was Atlanta's second-leading scorer with 18 points. He also grabbed the rebound that led to Young's winning hoop.
Miami starting point guard Kyle Lowry sat out the fourth quarter due to a lower left leg injury. He had six points and five assists in 23 minutes.
The Heat withstood a scare with 9:47 left in the first quarter as Butler stayed on the deck for a couple of minutes after crashing into Atlanta's John Collins.
Butler, though, got up and did not miss any game time.
A suspicious package found outside Atlanta's State Farm Arena delayed the start of the game by 55 minutes. The contents of the package were found to be nonexplosive.
Miami led 24-22 after the first quarter behind 11 points, five rebounds and two assists from Butler.
With 7:47 left in the second quarter, the Heat called timeout as Atlanta built its biggest lead of the series to that point, 37-31.
By halftime, Atlanta was up 61-54 as Butler was held scoreless in the second quarter.
Miami surged ahead in the third, leading 85-77 by the end of the period.
In the fourth, Atlanta tied the score 101-101 on Young's three-point play with 3:33 left. The Hawks took their first second-half lead, 107-104, on Onyeka Okongwu's three-point play with 1:41 left after the reserve forward grabbed a contested offensive rebound over Herro.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
Tyler Herro 24
Trae Young 24
Jimmy Butler 8
Trae Young 8
Bam Adebayo 11
Bogdan Bogdanovic 8
Bam Adebayo 3
||Free Throws Made
Trae Young 10
Bam Adebayo 3
Kevin Huerter 2
Jimmy Butler 1
Onyeka Okongwu 2
Team Stats Summary
Atlanta will play their next game at home against Miami. The Hawks have a W/L % of .512 after a win and .538 after a loss.
Miami will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Heat have a W/L % of .648 after a win and .643 after a loss.