Atlanta Hawks: Rapid Reactions to Win Over Hornets

Recapping and highlighting some key takeaways from the Atlanta Hawks victory over the Charlotte Hornets.

The Atlanta Hawks went to Charlotte on Sunday to secure their 6th win of the season, beating the Hornets 122-107.

They were trailing at the half, but were able to outscore the home 71-54 in the final two quarters to secure the win.

Trae Young led the Hawks in scoring, dropping 30 to go along with 9 assists and 6 rebounds. He left with just about 2 minutes left in the game after taking a knee to the mouth.

Five other Hawks reached double-digits in scoring on the night, notably with Jabari Parker scoring 19 and 42-year-old Vince Carter scoring 17 in 17 minutes of play.

Vince was playing more towards the “half-amazing” side of his nickname, turning back the clock with a couple highlight moves.

The 17 tonight notched a new season-high, and just the 3rd time he scored 10 or more this year. He can still play in his 22nd season.

Atlanta had the three-point shot falling all night long, making 40% of their 45 attempts, the latter being their 2nd most on the year. They also looked noticeably better on defense, including the usually stiff Trae young and Jabari Parker.

Box Score Notes:

  • Cam Reddish managed just 5 shots after his career-best night on Wednesday. He played 25 minutes as the starting SF.
  • Alex Len had a 11-point 3rd quarter, ending the night with 13 points,10 boards, and a block.
  • Damian Jones contributed his usual highly physical defense, blocking 3 shoots while picking up 5 personals.
  • Kevin Huerter, in his return to the starting lineup, posted a plus/minus of +16, making 3 of six shots for 9 points.

The win moves Atlanta to 6-17, and they’ve now won 2 of their last 3.

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They’ll look to make it 3 of 4 when they travel to Miami Tuesday night to take on the surging Heat.

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