For New York, the top priority must be finding a way to slow Trae Young, as he has been masterful in this series for Atlanta averaging 31.0 points and 8.5 assists in the Hawks’ first two games. Young isn’t doing it alone, as Bogdan Bogdanovich has been superb for Atlanta averaging 18 points per game in two games. On the other side of the equation, New York needs their balanced offense to continue to perform at a high level on Friday night if they are to steal Game 3 on the road. Derrick Rose leads five Knicks players with a double-digit average in scoring in this series. He, Julius Randle, and the rest of the Knicks core have to bring it if they are to defeat Atlanta on the road.
To learn more about the NBA Playoffs, we’ve got an in-depth look at the Knicks-Hawks Series, the turn-based playoff schedule, an X-factor breakdown of each team, and our expert predictions for them. two opening round and the playoff set. Follow below for all real-time updates throughout Game 3 between New York and Atlanta.