This was the second time the Atlanta Hawks and Portland Trail Blazers squared off in Summer League play in Las Vegas, and the first time was not pretty as the Blazers blew out the Hawks by 15 points on Tuesday.
However, the second meeting between these two teams would be a completely different story.
Atlanta SMACKED Portland this time around, winning in blowout fashion 88-65.
First-round draft pick Adreian Payne led the Hawks with 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting, while the team also got a huge boost from guards Stephen Holt, who had 15 points, and Trevor Releford, who chipped in with 13.
Mike Muscala also contributed with 14 points and a team-high seven rebounds.
Portland’s two-headed monster of C.J. McCollum and Will Barton killed Atlanta in the first meeting as they combined for 45 points, but couldn’t duplicate their stellar performance in the second meeting and combined for 32 points.
Bobby Brown led the Trail Blazers with 20 points. The rest of the team combined for just 13 points.
The victory sends the Hawks to the Summer League tournament Semifinals where they will play the Houston Rockets on Saturday.
Check out the video highlights from the Hawks vs. Trail Blazers game below: