“You better be on edge,” said Spoelstra. “You have to be on edge. That team can really score in bunches. Obviously Trae Young can just ignite at any point. So if you relax at any point, all of the sudden he hits a couple, that can turn into a lot more. You have to respect that.

“And our guys have that respect, but even with respect, even with being on edge, he’s still capable. That’s why we’ll just have to be ready for Game 2 and somehow erase this memory and keep that edge.”

Trae Young, who led Atlanta to a surprise conference finals appearance as the No. 5 seed last year when the Hawks went up 1-0 on the eventual champion Milwaukee Bucks before losing the series in six, said that experience is a reminder of how momentum can swing.

“You have to win four games to win a series, you don’t win one and win it all,” Young said. “If that was the case, we would have been in the Finals last year.”