Lou Williams spent a night in Atlanta’s 110-88 win over the Buck on Tuesday.
Williams, who usually comes off the Hawks ’bench, started work in Trae Young’s place after the Atlanta star guard suffered a bone injury in his right leg in Game 3 – and Williams made his first career in the playoffs. spent
After a purchase from Clippers a few months ago – when he thought of retiring – Williams will be in the starting lineup for the Hawks and will approach Game 4 without Young.
Williams scored 21 points in 7 of 9 shots, eight assists – the highest score in a career playoff – five rebounds and one round in 35 minutes.
The three-time sixth man of the year made a big impression on both sides of the floor and covered the Milwaukee drops. Williams dropped a few shots, as well as arranging games and throwing the ball to the adults in Atlanta.
Boxing superstar Jannis Antetokounmpo dropped to 10 in the Hawks when he dropped his left knee at the end of the third quarter.
Atlanta, who controlled most of the pace of the game thanks to Williams, set the pace immediately after Antetocounpo’s injury and even leveled the series in 25-8 runs.
After winning Game 4 in Atlanta, Williams changed his mind to fill Young’s shoes.
“I just had to concentrate my strength, put on a different hat and get ready for the game,” he said.
Williams also spoke of his team’s confidence in winning two NBA finals.
“One thing that has been stable on this team since I was here is that this team has always believed in their abilities,” he told reporters after Game 4.
“We won the right to be here … I looked ahead and said,‘ You know we’re a contender for the championship one day? “Did I say? Probably not. But we’ll win like everyone else, and we’re happy about that.”
Williams too told reporters he knew it would start in Yang’s absence when he sat at the training table for a few moments before the game. Age 4 was included in the list of questionable hours before the game.
The youngster’s position is in the air for Game 5 in Milwaukee on Thursday. If he can’t go, the Hawks will take a confident position at Williams.