Trae Young's 36 points help streaking Hawks drop Lakers

Young had 36 punti e 12 assiste, and the Hawks earned their seventh straight win by rallying to beat the Lakers 129-121 di domenica.

The Hawks outscored Los Angeles 38-20 nel periodo finale, when Young scored 13 punti.

If our mindset is right we get stops on the defensive endI think we have a good chance of winning any night,” Young ha detto.

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Trae Young, guardia degli Atlanta Hawks (11) and forward John Collins react after a 3-point basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Domenica, Jan. 30, 2022, ad Atlanta.

Trae Young, guardia degli Atlanta Hawks (11) and forward John Collins react after a 3-point basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Domenica, Jan. 30, 2022, ad Atlanta. (AP Photo/Hakim Wright Sr.)

Onyeka Okongwu scored 12 del suo 16 points in the final period, when he helped hold Anthony Davis to five of his 27 punti.

Malik Monk led Los Angeles with 33 points in the Lakers’ third consecutive loss, all without LeBron James.

James was not with the team due to continued swelling in his left knee. He returned to Los Angeles for treatment.

The Hawks (24-25) matched their longest win streak of the season by charging back after trailing 101-91 entering the fourth quarter. The Lakers scored a season-high 71 points in the first half while making 71.4% of their shots from the field, but they couldn’t continue the hot shooting in the final period.

Davis helped power the Lakersstrong start with 18 first-half points in his return after missing one game with a sore right wrist.

Monk’s eighth 3-pointer tied it at 121. De’Andre Hunter made one of two free throws for Atlanta before Young rattled in a 3-pointer for a four-point lead.

Young stretched the lead by making two free throws with 25 secondi rimanenti.

Entering Sunday’s games, the Hawks were 10th in the Eastern Conference. Atlanta, which lost to Milwaukee in last season’s Eastern Conference final, was 12th before the winning streak.

The Lakers (24-27), who were ninth in the Western Conference, fell a season-low three games below .500.

We’re not in the position we want to be right now but that’s OK,” said Russell Westbrook, chi ha avuto 20 punti e 12 assiste. “We know what we need to do as a team. Just find a way to get over the hump and close games out.

Monk was on target in his return after missing one game with soreness in his left groin. Monk went 4 per 5 from 3-point range in the first half and 8 per 14 from deep for the game. His last-second 3 capped a 10-2 run to close the half, sending the Lakers into the break with a 71-62 condurre.

Monk set a season high by scoring 29 points in the Lakers’ 134-118 home win over the Hawks on Jan. 7. Monk again feasted on Atlanta’s defense to set a new high mark for the season.

SUGGERIMENTO

Lakers: Il 71 first-half points set a season high for either half. The Lakers made 30 di 42 shots from the field (71.4%) in the half. They finished at 54% (48 di 87) after making only 7 di 22 shots in the final period.

Falchi: John Collins had 20 punti e 11 rimbalzi, and Clint Capela scored 15 punti. … Atlanta also won seven consecutive games from Nov. 14-26.

OKONGWU THE CLOSER

Okongwu continues to emerge as a key backup on Atlanta’s front line. He played the full 12 minutes in the final period, almost doubling his first-half time on the court. Capela, the starting center, did not play the final period.

He was doing a good job of keeping his body between (Davis) and the basket,” Hawks coach Nate McMillan said. “I decided to just stay with him and finish the game.

Okongwu had four dunks in the final period.

NO LEBRON

Lakers coach Frank Vogel said before the game that an MRI on James’ knee revealedgeneral swelling.

As the long as the swelling is there he’s going to be out,” Disse Vogel.

LOSING ROAD TRIP

The Lakers capped a 2-4 road trip with losses to Philadelphia, Charlotte and Atlanta.

We were close but just have fallen short in the last couple,” Disse Vogel. “We played well the last two games. We fell short in the end. We’ve just got to get home and put this trip behind usand get ready for the next game, whether LeBron is in or out.

AVANTI IL PROSSIMO

Lakers: Host Portland on Wednesday night.

Falchi: Host Toronto on Monday night.

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