The Atlanta Hawks defied all expectations by making it to the Eastern Conference Finals. Even still, not many have given them much of a chance against a bigger, stronger, and more experienced Bucks team.
But after Game 1, people around the league are finally starting to take the Hawks seriously -- and it's well overdue.
On a wild and surprising night, are some of the best reactions we saw, which includes Tweets from players, the media, and fans.
Trae Young was the star of the night, dropping a playoff career-high 48 points and 11 assists in the 116-113 victory.
Of the four teams remaining, the Bucks might be in the best position to win the title. They're healthy, have a 2x MVP, and have previous playoff experience.
They're going against a young Hawks team that doesn't have a single All-Star on the roster.
Yet, somehow, the Hawks seem to be giving them some trouble. Trae Young has proven to be unstoppable, and the supporting cast around him has stepped up in miraculous ways.
Despite the doubters and, this team continues to shock the world and prove themselves as legitimate contenders. It's time we start to respect and recognize who they are.