Trae Young scores 42 to lead the Hawks past the Bucks

Trae Young scores 42 to lead the Hawks past the Bucks

Trae Young scored a season-high 42 points to help the Atlanta Hawks end their six-game losing streak with a 120-100 victory over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday night.

Young was 16-for-26 from the field and 8-for-13 on 3 throws – matching his career high level of successful triples – and had 10 assists and eight rebounds. This was his second consecutive game with over 30 points.

John Collins scored 16 of his 19 points in the second half, and Clint Capella added 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Hawks.

Milwaukee was led by Giannis Antikonmo, who returned from Friday’s game with a right ankle sprain and scored 26 points, six assists and five rebounds. Junior Holiday added 19 points and eight assists, and Grayson Allen scored 18. The Bucks lost their second game in a row.

Atlanta improved to 4-1 at home and won 11 consecutive home games against Eastern District rivals, tied for second place in franchise history, and the longest active streak in the NBA, according to Elias Sports.

The Hawks led up to 11 in the first quarter, making 7 of 10 on 3 throws – five of them by Young – and driving 32-24.

Atlanta’s Cam Reddish was taken to the locker room just before 7:21 from the end of the second quarter after hitting his knees with Bobby Portez, but he came back in the second half.

Young continued his run with 12 points in the second quarter, giving him 27 points at the end of the first half. Atlanta made 11 three-pointers and passed Milwaukee 28-16 to lead 58-44 at the break.

The Bucks scored the first eight points of the third quarter to cut the lead down to six, but the Hawks hit back with a 6-0 lead over Dunk Capella to hold the run and maintained an 89-77 lead to enter the fourth quarter.

Milwaukee played without Brooke Lopez (back injury), George Hill (back) and Khris Middleton (COVID protocol), and Atlanta was without DeAndre Hunter (wrist ache).

Atlanta will complete a back-to-back game by hosting Orlando on Monday. Milwaukee returns home on Wednesday against the Los Angeles Lakers to begin its five-game campaign.

–Field Media Level

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