Young, Collins each score 23 points as Hawks beat Magic 129-111

Young, Collins each score 23 points as Hawks beat Magic 129-111

Atlanta Tra Young and John Collins each scored 23 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Orlando Magic 129-111 on Monday night for their second straight win.

Clint Kabila finished with 20 points and 16 rebounds, and Bogdan Bogdanovic added 20 points for Atlanta, who cut six games with a 20-point win over defending champion Milwaukee on Sunday.

Young said: “Obviously we got a little gassy early in the game, and they were taking shots. I don’t think there was a dead ball in the first six and a half minutes. We were tired, but then we were able to catch the wind and get back into play. We played hard. And quickly.”

Cole Anthony scored 27 points and 11 assists for the magic who lost three consecutive points and five of six.

Lou Williams hit the layup to push the lead back into two numbers with 9:26 remaining in the game, and the magic, trailing by 11, is called the timeout. Did not help. Capella immediately stole the ball from Franz Wagner, and the Hawks rose 14 on 3 for Delon Wright.

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Magic did not pull the remaining two numbers.

Orlando coach Jamal Mosley said: “We talk about shots that will be made and missed, but we have to hang our hat on the defensive side – 129 is not what we’re looking for. We want to make sure we sit down and save, keep them away from the cup physically. They had some 50-50 balls. Again, that cost us some 3 open seconds, so we just have to come up with those balls.”

Orlando led through most of the first inning, but Atlanta led midway through the ninth with Leung’s third from 28 feet, and Bogdanovic’s right-hand corner 3 made it 74-62.

Collins fed Clint Capella for a dunk that gave the Hawks a 78-66 lead, but Atlanta called the timeout after the Magic cut it to seven at Terrence Ross 3. Runner.

Wendell Carter Jr. scored 10 points in the first seven minutes of the game as the Magic took a 31-30 lead at the end of the first half with 10 second chance points. Carter’s 3 straight hit early in the second made Orlando 39-34, but Bogdanovic answered with 3 making it 39-all.

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Orlando entered with the worst record in the Eastern Conference at 3-10, but the Magic played a heart-pounding first inning, rising 50-46 on Anthony’s runner in the fairway and 56-54 on a jump back from Anthony with 1:22 remaining.

Bogdanovic hit the left corner 3 and smiled big in the last minute to help the Hawks go 60-56 into the break. Atlanta was not late in the second half.

Hawks coach Nate McMillan said: “Coming from a trip to the West Coast like we did, we only had 24 hours and played a game and not just a game but a game in a row, this was a tough game. We played. With a lot of energy last night against Milwaukee and he played against a team Stumbled Orlando It was an internal examination.

“I thought our guys stayed with him. We can tell they were running with really heavy legs in that first half.”

Hint

Magic: Rookie G Jalen Suggs, fifth draftee overall, missed the game with a right ankle sprain. Suggs was injured in the final quarter of Saturday’s home loss to Washington. “Just be careful,” Mosley said. “He went through a (morning) shoot. We’ll tackle it day in and day out.” …Gary Harris started at Suggs Center and scored eight points in 30 minutes. …the magic is 2-5 on the road this season, 12-31 back to the start of 2020-21.

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The Hawks: Bogdanovic was listed as a suspect with soreness in the right ankle but played 29 minutes. … Kevin Huerter started in DeAndre Hunter’s place but left with a tight left hamstring in the first half and never came back. … Atlanta outperformed magic by 10 in paint. …the Hawks 41-21 all-time against the Magic in Atlanta. …against Milwaukee, Young became the fourth player in NBA history with 40 points, 10 more assists, more than eight rebounds and eight plus 3 in one game. James Harden (three times), Paul George and Russell Westbrook are others.

down but not out

Macmillan spoke with Hunter after the Year 3 striker learned he would undergo surgery on his right wrist that would keep him out for eight weeks.

“I spoke to him yesterday and it was just a big blow last season after he had injuries last season for something like this to happen again,” Macmillan said. “He was frustrated about that, but the good thing is that it is early. He will have time to recover and get back to playing the ball.”

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the following

Magic: In New York on Wednesday.

Hawks: Host Boston on Wednesday.

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