Trae Young led seven Atlanta players in double figures with 26 points to help the Hawks to a 118-111 win over visiting Washington on Monday and snap the Wizards’ three-game winning streak.
Young, who was 7-for-16 from the field and 11-for-11 from the line, added six assists. Bogdan Bogdanovic had a season-high 16 points and made four 3-pointers, and Clint Capela also scored 16 points and chipped in with 13 rebounds.
Cam Reddish scored 15 points, Danilo Gallinari and John Collins each scored 12, and De’Andre Hunter added 11 for the Hawks, who ended a two-game losing streak.
The win avenged Atlanta’s 122-111 loss in Washington on Thursday and evened the season series at a game apiece. The teams don’t play again until March 4 in Washington. Atlanta improved to 3-0 at home.
Neither team missed a free throw. The Hawks were 29-for-29 and the Wizards were 16-for-16.
Washington’s Bradley Beal scored 24 points, but made only 3 of 11 from long range. Kyle Kuzma scored 18 points, and Spencer Dinwiddie added 14 points and 10 assists.
Daniel Gafford returned to the Washington lineup after missing two games with a bruised right quad. However, he was limited to 15 minutes because of early foul trouble and finished with four points. Davis Bertans left the game in the second quarter with a left ankle sprain and did not return.
The Hawks led by as many as 13 points in the first half when Gorgui Dieng made a pair of free throws to make it 36-23 with 11:40 left in the second quarter. Atlanta led 63-60 at intermission behind 14 from Young. Beal had 19 in the half.
Atlanta stretched its lead to 17 points when Young converted a three-point play to make it 80-63 with 5:25 remaining in the third quarter, but the Wizards’ second unit outplayed Atlanta’s second group in the final two minutes, and Washington was able to cut the margin to 84-77 going into the fourth quarter.
Washington opens a three-game homestand on Wednesday against Toronto. Atlanta is on the road Wednesday to play Brooklyn.
–Field Level Media