3 Best John Collins’ Performances This Season For the Atlanta Hawks

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#2 – January 22nd v Clippers

In a weird matchup between two injured teams, the Paul George and Kawhi Leonard-less Clips squared off with the Trae Young-less Hawks. Someone was going to have to step up for their team, and it ended up being John Collins.

The Hawks erased a deficit and came back to defeat L.A thanks to a great performance by Brandon Goodwin and Collins, the latter of which scored 33 points, just two off his career-high.

He attempted 22 shots without Trae, the second-most in his career. His usage rate in the game was 25 percent, much higher than his 22 percent season average. Collins recorded a team-best plus/minus of +24, adding 16 rebounds to go along with the points.

Collins was a difference-maker on the boards and came away with seven offensive rebounds which still holds as his season-best. Lovers of advanced stats would likely declare this as Collins’ best game, and with a box plus/minus of 22.5, you can’t blame them.