Who Would Win an Atlanta Hawks 1v1 Bracket?

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Final Four Results:

  • #1 Trae Young: 16  #4 Clint Capela: 21

In the battle between the two highest rated Atlanta Hawks in 2K, Capela was pretty dominant, backing Trae down on offense with ease and towering over him on D. Young provided absolutely no defensive resistance and the 6’10 Capela missed just six shots on his way to 21 points. He added 11 blocks and four dunks, with Trae Young staying alive by hitting two two-pointers. Although he hasn’t yet played for the Atlanta Hawks, Capela is moving on to the championship to play either De’Andre Hunter or John Collins

  • #2 John Collins: 21  #6 De’Andre Hunter: 18

This was by far one of the most exciting games to watch, and featured a huge comeback from De’Andre Hunter. After a neck-and-neck start to the match, John Collins went on a 7-1 run to take a 16-10 lead, looking like he was going to easily pull away. Hunter came back roaring, playing good defense and making Collins go cold. Hunter hit a two to pull back within one, 16-15.

From there both Hunter and Collins played good D, and both went long stretches without a bucket. John Collins was finally able to break away, and after Hunter tied it at 17, scored four of the game’s final five points. The two combined for 140 shots, and for some reason John Collins took five two-pointers, making none. Hunter’s five turnovers were costly, and were a big reason Collins took the big lead. JC moves on to play Clint Capela in the Finals.

Championship Results:

  • #2 John Collins: 22  #4 Clint Capela: 20

The championship game did not disappoint, and the future of the Atlanta Hawks’ frontcourt battled it out in a tight contest. Incredibly, neither player led by more than two points. The game was tied at 19-19 and perhaps because of the lack of basketball recently,  I was on the edge of my seat down the stretch.

After a stalemate at 19-19 for at least five possessions, John Collins hit a fadeaway from the free throw line, answered quickly by a Capela drive-to-dunk. Collins scored on his next two touches, blocking Capela’s shot in between to win in win-by-two OT.

Both big men took 84 shots, and they combined for 28 blocks. Collins’ 17 offensive rebounds and nine second chance points were needle-movers.

John Collins is your Atlanta Hawks’ 1v1 champion.

Overall it was a fun thing to watch, and while 2K is hardly realistic, I think similar results would happen if the Hawks did this in real life.

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As I filled out and completed this bracket, I got an idea to do the same thing but for the all-time greatest Atlanta Hawks. Stay tuned for that one.