Murray gave the team status.
The Atlanta Hawks won 139-124 in a match against the New York Knicks in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season held at State Farm Arena in the United States on the 21st (hereinafter Korean time). With the victory on the day, he succeeded in winning 5 in a row. The gap with 7th place was narrowed to 0.5 games. 안전놀이터
The first contributor to the victory was Dizonte Murray (196cm, G). Murray showed an amazing performance with 29 points, 12 assists, 6 rebounds and 3 steals. Trae Young (185cm, G) also did his part with 27 points and 6 assists. Besides that, 4 players succeeded in scoring double digits and boasted hot attack power.
Atlanta took a long time to set the tone. In the first half, Murray and Young combined for 28 points to lead the team’s offense, but allowed the opponent 71 points and gave them a slight advantage.
However, they counterattacked in the second half. The defense was still not good, but Young alone scored 14 points and raised the mood. In particular, he was responsible for all of the team’s first 7 points at the beginning of the quarter and turned around with Young’s performance. There was a crisis at the end of the 3rd quarter, but it was successful with 20-4 runs in the beginning of the 4th quarter. Made 122-105. Afterwards, Atlanta, who kept well the remaining time, won the game.
After the game, Murray said in an interview with ‘ESPN’, “We trust each other. Even though there were bad things, now I am working hard to overcome them all and become the best.”
“We have to be consistent,” Murray said. We have to do our best for each other and help each other grow.”
As Murray said, there were rumors of a feud with Atlanta early in the season. At the time, the team’s performance was not good, and there were various trade rumors. However, in the last 10 matches, they recorded 7 wins and 3 losses. At the same time, the atmosphere of the team changed by recording up to five consecutive wins.
In the process, Murray’s role was also very large. He led the team’s rebound by averaging 28.5 points, 7.3 assists, 6.3 rebounds and 2 steals over the last 4 games. Thanks to Murray’s performance, Atlanta narrowed the gap with other top teams.