This double-overtime thriller will almost certainly make the Hawks’ best games of the season list, and Collins did his part in securing the win.
He clocked a ridiculous 50 minutes in the game, setting a new career-high for minutes played. He put those minutes to good use, filling up the stat sheet and providing a few highlight plays.
20 of Collins’ 33 points came in the first half, and he was a huge reason Atlanta was able to score 41 points in the second quarter. He was quiet on offense in the second half, but did nice work on the boards and came back to life in OT.
Although his final numbers were shadowed by Trae Young‘s 48 points, Collins sill finished with a very good night with 32 points, 16 rebounds, 3 assists, and a block. He was efficient as ever as a scorer, making 12 of his 19 attempts.
Looking at the advanced stats for the game, Collins recorded an offensive rating of 153, a number he’s beat just four times this season. It was also just one of eight games on the year in which he did not record a turnover. For playing 50 minutes, that’s very impressive.