Rookie AJ ​​Griffin beat the Raptors at the buzzer!

Crazy ending to the game in Atlanta where the Hawks went through all the emotions against Toronto before winning in overtime on a basket from somewhere else scored in the last second by AJ Griffin.

We will especially remember the Raptors’ missed final because after leading the race for most of the match, Toronto was still up +8 less than three minutes from the end of the match, thanks to the combined efforts of Flynn-VanVleet – Anunoby-Young to accompany a Scottie Barnes in good shape.

The match seemed to be quietly leaning in favor of Nick Nurse’s troops (101-109), until the locals overcame the impossible. De’Andre Hunter ignited again with a 3-point shot. Trae Young imitated him from the logo, and Atlanta began to believe again, even going back in front following four throws from the Young-Hunter tandem to finish a 10-0 (111-109).

After OG Anunoby’s equalizer, Toronto even got the winning ball. Fred VanVleet served perfectly to Scottie Barnes, who just missed the shot, so the two teams were forced to decide in overtime (111-111).

This time, Atlanta took matters into their own hands, notably carried by an AJ Griffin in the right places at the right time. And at +4 with 11 seconds left (122-118), the Hawks faltered, allowing a dunk and two throws from OG Anunoby while De’Andre Hunter went 0/2 from the penalty line (122- 122). It was not until this last sequence of genius that offered victory to the locals.

After OG Anunoby’s second pitch and with 3.8 seconds on the clock, De’Andre Hunter fed Dejounte Murray who immediately passed the ball to Trae Young who threw at full speed, finding AJ Griffin under the circle for a lobbed pass to allow the rookie to seal. the winner at the buzzer!

WHAT YOU SHOULD REMEMBER

The Raptors shot themselves in the foot. How did Toronto manage to lose this game? In the second half, Atlanta led for just over a minute and looked set for its fourth home loss of the season. The uprising of the Young-Hunter-Griffin trio finally decided otherwise, but between Scottie Barnes’ last failed action leading to overtime and this very quick sequence to win the game at the buzzer, it was a long way , very little.

AJ Griffin played it well. Another great shot from the Hawks rookie. Ten days after making himself known by scoring 24 points against the Bucks, the winger was still important with 17 points but more importantly four baskets in overtime with this successful alley-oop with Trae Young as highlight of the show, at the buzzer .

TOPS/FLOPS

Trae Young. 33 points, 12 assists and a little garbage in the end for the pocket leader of the Hawks. He was even there at the right time, with his 3-pointers at the end of the fourth, his throws and his long passes, like the latter surprising the Raptors defense in record time.

✅ ⛔️Scottie Barnes. It’s been a little rough lately, the sophomore is omnipresent in this game. Back in the end after the ankle alert, he missed the winning basket that could have put his men in safety before extra time. For the rest, he was impressive, finishing one assist from the triple-double.

✅ ⛔️Christian Fool. He can also be the hero at the end of the match, between his counters, his presence under the circle to score and grab rebounds. An interesting production, unfortunately marred by two missed shots in money-time that could have changed the outcome of the meeting.

⛔️Fred VanVleet. An off night for the Raptors, who were limited to 4/18 shooting along with a dismal 1/11 behind the arc. He could have done it with his caviar at the last second for Scottie Barnes who failed to kill the match. We know the rest…

THE FOLLOWING

Atlanta (10-6): Dangerous trip to Cleveland floor, tomorrow night (01:00)

Toronto (9/8): It’s time for a little rest for the Raptors who won’t play again until Wednesday night, against Brooklyn (01:30).

Atlanta / 124 Shots Bounces
Players minimum Shots 3 points LF Or D T p.d party Int bp CT +/- Points Score
J. Collins 34 2/4 1/3 4/5 0 11 11 4 6 1 4 0 +10 9 18
D.Hunter 45 5/14 1/3 11/14 1 4 5 1 3 0 3 0 +3 22 13
C. Chapel 34 9/13 0/0 0/0 6 8 14 1 4 0 0 3 +10 18 32
Q. Child 42 12/21 2/4 7/9 1 2 3 12 3 1 2 1 +11 33 37
D. Murray 40 7/18 1/6 2/2 0 7 7 4 0 2 2 0 +13 17 17
O. Okongwu 19 1/2 0/0 1/2 0 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 -8 3 5
A. Griffin 30 8/15 1/6 0/0 3 2 5 1 2 1 0 1 -6 17 18
J. Celebration 7 2/5 1/3 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -6 5 1
J. Johnson 5 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 -8 0 -1
Vacation 8 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 -9 0 0
46/92 7/25 25/32 11 39 50 23 20 5 14 5 124 140
Toronto / 122 Shots Bounces
Players minimum Shots 3 points LF Or D T p.d party Int bp CT +/- Points Score
Q. Child 35 9/12 0/2 0/0 3 6 9 4 3 4 1 0 -6 18 31
J. Hernangomez 32 5/9 0/3 0/1 2 7 9 0 1 2 1 0 0 10 15
OG Anunoby 42 10/24 0/6 7/7 0 3 3 5 4 2 5 0 -11 27 18
S. Barnes 46 11/29 4/8 2/2 3 8 11 9 3 1 3 2 -1 28 30
F. VanVleet 44 4/18 1/11 6/6 1 1 2 5 3 0 2 0 -16 15 6
C. Stupid 30 2/4 0/1 3/6 7 4 11 1 5 0 0 4 +5 7 18
K. Birch 4 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 +1 0 1
Mr. Flynn 28 7/12 3/6 0/0 1 4 5 3 6 2 1 0 +9 17 21
J. Dowtin Jr. 4 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +9 0 0
48/108 8/37 18/22 17 34 51 27 25 11 13 6 122 140

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