Trae Young started the game picking up right where he left off last game by making his first three of the night in step back form.
Things really did not go well for the Hawks tonight in any aspects of the game in the first half. The defense was pretty terrible, allowing 32 points in the first quarter and the offense was equally as bad, as the Summer Hawks only scored 16 in the first.
Omari Spellman had a good-looking three-point jumper early on in the second quarter that had the Hawks back within ten, but things went downhill after this.
Later in the quarter, after the Pacers made another big run, Tyler Dorsey flashed his shooting prowess by hitting back-to-back threes.
Taurean Prince and DeAndre’ Bembry were again sitting court side for tonight’s game and ‘Pierre’ was sporting a rocking new hairstyle.
The third quarter went much better for the young Hawks who turned the tables on the Pacers with an offensive outburst by Tyler Dorsey and Jaylen Adams. The Hawks scored 32 in the third while holding the Pacers to 23 in the quarter to draw back within reach going into the final quarter down 85-72.
Here is a great effort play by Jaylen Morris to take the contact and finish at the rim during the Hawks 11-0 run late in the third.
The Hawks kept that momentum rolling in the fourth quarter thanks to more plays like this from new two-way guard Jaylen Adams.
Then, after being down by 27 points earlier in the game, the Hawks came all the way back to tie the game and then take a lead on the shoulders of Trae Young and Tyler Dorsey.
Here is a clip of Tyler Dorsey bathed in flames as he absolutely went off in the fourth quarter.
Trae Young had a dynamite fourth quarter both in passing and scoring as he finished the Hawks comeback attempt with a floater in the lane to seal the deal late in the game. The Hawks finished an insane comeback from being down nearly 30 points and will continue into the Summer League tournament thanks to 24 points and five assists from Tyler Dorsey and 23 points to go along with a game-high eight assists from Trae Young leading the way down the stretch.
Omari Spellman added 13 points and nine rebounds and Zach Smith posted an absurd +27 during his 21 minutes tonight pulling down six boards to go along with his seven points scored.
This was indeed the most Summer League game ever as the Hawks live to see tomorrow. Next up will be the Blazers (who are very good) tomorrow night at 10:30 PM EST. Stay tuned.