Atlanta Hawks: 3 Takeaways from a Thrilling Road Victory in Miami

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John Collins is Back

Coming off one of his best career nights in Sunday’s win over Charlotte, John Collins once again showed the potential he so often flashed last season.

Not only was his clutch, late-game finger roll a big reason the Hawks won tonight, he filled out the box score as well.

He had 16 points on 6-10 shooting, and was a favorite receiver of Trae Young’s 10 assists on the night. Collins returned the favor to Young, making room for the sniper from deep:

JC added 4 rebounds, which were nice, as was the 1 block and 2 assists he logged. Collins has been overshadowed a bit because of his injury and the solid play of Young, Prince, Huerter and Bazemore, but Atlanta Hawks fans haven’t forgotten last season, when the Second Team All-Rookie honoree averaged 10.5 points and just under 8 boards as a rookie.

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The injury looks to be well in the rear-view mirror for Collins, and we’re ready to see what he can let loose as a sophomore.