Atlanta Hawks Player Grades From Win Over Grizzlies

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Recapping the Atlanta Hawks’ win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Atlanta Hawks played their second contest of the 2020-21 season and once again wound up in the win column. It wasn’t as easy this time around, as the Memphis Grizzlies put up a good fight.

The Hawks rebounded from a rough start to the contest and a handful of injuries to secure the 122-112 victory, sending them to 2-0 and the Grizzlies to 0-2.

Undrafted rookie Nathan Knight had himself a night (intended) in just his second career game. The two-way forward put up 14 points, playing with confidence throughout. More on him later.

Trae Young once again lit up the scoreboard, albeit far less efficient than his first game of the season. He finished with a team-high 34 points on 10-of-24 shooting, just 1-of-7 from 3.

Kevin Huerter was the other notable standout, coming off the bench to post 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting. His hot hand in the first quarter helped undo an early double-digit deficit.

Overall the Hawks hung tough, battling back from a few deficits and holding onto their own when it matters most. It’s the kind of game they need to win if they’re serious about making the playoffs.

Let’s take a look at the team on a player-by-player basis, giving each player who checked in a grade for their performance.