Trae Young leads Hawks to thrilling overtime win over Nets

Trae Young leads Hawks to thrilling overtime win over Nets

Trae Young and Onyeka Okungu played key roles late in the game as the Atlanta Hawks beat the Brooklyn Nets in a thrilling overtime thriller. Young hit the game tying mid-range jumper with 17.3 seconds left to help put the Atlanta Hawks up by a point, while Okungu’s timely cover of Mikal Bridges’ layup sealed the win for the Hawks.

Young’s explosiveness was the driving force behind Atlanta’s victory, as he poured in a season-high 43 points. While Okungu’s defense struggled throughout the game, he made up for it with a hat trick in overtime.

Hawks vs Bucks recap: Trae Young scores season high 43 points

Trae Young’s performance helped the Atlanta Hawks snap a three-game losing streak with a 147-145 overtime victory over the Brooklyn Nets. Young was particularly impressive in overtime, scoring 14 of his season-high 43 points. Atlanta took a 144-143 lead on a game-tying layup with 18 seconds left, then extended the lead to three on a pair of free throws with 6.7 seconds left.

A game-tying layup by Cameron Johnson in regulation gave Brooklyn a slim lead with 3.3 seconds left in the game. However, Young hit two free throws with one second left to tie the game at 131-131 and send the game into overtime.

Trae Young leads Hawks to thrilling overtime win over Nets

DeAndre Hunter complemented Young’s heroics with a solid performance, finishing with 25 points and 11 rebounds, while Dejounte Murray contributed 20 points for the Hawks. Clint Capela contributed 14 points, 15 rebounds and three caps.

Mikal Bridges scored 45 points, tying a personal high, and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Nets. Brooklyn’s Spencer Dinwiddie had 26 points and 12 assists, Cameron Johnson scored 23 points and Nick Claxton had 22 points and 11 rebounds.

Atlanta jumped out to a 45-33 lead in the first quarter, helped by 19 points and six consecutive 3-pointers from Young. Despite a weak third quarter, Atlanta regained control with an 8-2 spurt and took a 100-95 lead into the fourth.


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