Young scores 31, Hawks beat Spurs for sixth straight win

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Trae Young scored 31 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the San Antonio Spurs 124-106 on …

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Trae Young scored 31 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the San Antonio Spurs 124-106 Wednesday night for their sixth straight win.

Bogdan Bogdanovic had 18 points and John Collins added 15 to help Atlanta to just its second road victory this season. Clint Capela finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds.

Bryn Forbes had a season-high 23 points and Dejounte Murray added 22 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds for San Antonio.

Spurs faced their second opponent in a row on an extended winning streak. Phoenix beat San Antonio on Monday for its 13th straight win.

Atlanta (10-9) rose above .500 for the first time since November 1st. The Hawks lost six just after beating Washington for a 4-3 record.

San Antonio (4-13) lost its sixth move and is in the process of its worst season since a franchise low of 20-62 in 1997.

Atlanta opened the second half on a 12-5 run to take a 75-63 lead. San Antonio went 1 of 4 and had two turnovers to boost the race.

The Hawks extended the lead to 89-69 on consecutive 3-pointers by Young and Kevin Huerter, and a 21-foot by Bogdanovic.

Huerter was one of eight double-digit players for Atlanta, finishing with 10 points.

After matching a season low with five 3-pointers against Phoenix, San Antonio had eight 3-pointers alone in the first half.

The Spurs finished 12 for 33 on 3-points.

Murray was 9 for 18 from the field, including a career-high four 3-pointers.

TIP-INS

Hawks: Atlanta is the fourth team to build a 20-point lead against San Antonio this season. The Hawks came in third in the league with a 3-point percentage, shooting 36.7% as a team. Atlanta shot 46% (12 for 26) on 3s against Spurs. The Hawks are 2-8 on the road, which is the worst record in the East. Only New Orleans (1-9) has a worse road record in the league.

Spurs: Murray averaged 18.3 points, 8.1 rebounds, 7.5 assists and two steals in his previous last 10 games. … F Doug McDermott sat out in his second match with an inflamed right knee. McDermott missed three games earlier in the season with a sore right knee. … F Keita Bates-Diop started her second start in a row instead of McDermott. Bates-Diop has five starts in 116 games over a four-year career. His only previous starter came in his rookie season with Minnesota in 2019.… Jock Landale returned after missing six games due to the league’s health and safety protocols. He played the last five minutes and finished with two points.

NEXT

Hawks: At the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday.

Spurs: Host the Boston Celtics on Friday.

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