Tyler Dorsey and 2018 first-round pick Trae Young combined for 47 points to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 107-101 win over the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the Las Vegas Summer League playoffs Wednesday evening.
The final score was in no way indicative of how the game started, as the Pacers (1-3) doubled up the overmatched Hawks (2-2) by a 32-16 margin in the first quarter. Although Atlanta was much more competitive in the second, they still headed to the halftime locker room facing a 62-40 deficit.
Alex Poythress led the Pacers with 21 points on 10-for-17 shooting, and also posted seven rebounds and two steals. Aaron Holiday contributed 13 points, nine assists, three rebounds, three steals and one block. Alize Johnson generated a 12-point, 14-rebound double-double that also included three assists and one steal.
Travis Leslie managed 12 points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal. Edmond Sumner led the second unit with 12 points as well, while also dishing out three assists, hauling in two rebounds, recording one steal and posting one block.
The Hawks advance to face the Portland Trail Blazers, while the Pacers await their consolation matchup.
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