Atlanta Hawks: Knee-Jerk Reactions to Exciting 130-122 Win over 76ers

Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Statistical Standouts

Trae headlined the young guns’ performances with 33 points on 12-of-18 shooting. Even with the high bar that Young has set this season, tonight’s showing was one of the gems of his campaign–it’s his seventh 30+ point, 10+ assist game of the season.

STAT OF THE NIGHT ALERT: 12 assists and just TWO turnovers. For a rookie point guard, that’s bonkers.

If we’ve said it before, we’ll say it again, this kid is crafty with the rock in his hands and is making the ROY race tight as can be.

John Collins‘s stellar 25 helped too, as did Kevin Huerter‘s 15-5-4 outing.

But it wasn’t just the young fellas.

Mr. Taurean Prince, who this year has been about as consistent as an internet connection in rural Montana, posted 13 points.

DeAndre’ Bembry is one of my favorite Hawks, and every once in a while he’ll have a game like tonight that rewards all the sweet-talking I do about him to other basketball junkies. Dude’s got it all–the hair, the handle, and the harmonic jumpshot (to the tune of 17 efficient points).

Oh, and he likes to do laundry too.

Atlanta takes the season series with Philly 3-1. Not a bad mark at all for a team that currently sits 3rd in the Eastern Conference.

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