ATLANTA — Dejounte Murray had 24 factors and the Atlanta Hawks buried the Washington Wizards 130-121 on Wednesday evening for his or her third straight win.
Murray, who was coming off a career-high tying 41-point effort in opposition to the Timberwolves, shot 10-for-15 from the sector, together with 3-for-5 from 3-point vary.
Six different Hawks (3-2) scored in double figures. Trae Younger completed with 23 factors and 10 assists after connecting on 7 of 18 pictures. He entered the sport capturing simply 31% from the sector by means of 4 video games.
“My shot nonetheless isn’t falling and we’re profitable ballgames, in order that’s good for me,” Younger stated.
De’Andre Hunter had 23 factors and 7 rebounds, Onyeka Okongwu had 16 and 11 rebounds, Saddiq Bey 14, Bogdan Bogdanovic had 12 and Clint Capela had 10.
“That’s indicative of our unselfishness,” stated Hawks coach Quin Snyder. “It’s a byproduct of us being keen to maneuver the ball.”
Kyle Kuzma led the Wizards (1-3) with 25 factors and Deni Avdija had 22.
The Hawks led by 17 with simply over three minutes left, however had a number of sloppy turnovers and the Wizards finally obtained the lead beneath 10 within the closing minute.
“We began somewhat flat, however I appreciated how we picked it up,” Snyder stated. “We didn’t execute how we wished to on the finish of the fourth quarter. We have to work on enjoying the complete 48 minutes.”
The Hawks opened the sport up with a decisive 14-2 run early within the third quarter that elevated a 9-point result in 21. 5 completely different gamers scored throughout the blitz for the Hawks, who had all 5 starters in double figures by the center of the third quarter.
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Murray was a part of two highlight-worthy performs on the evening. Within the third quarter, he picked off a Washington move and went in for an uncontested roundhouse dunk. Within the second quarter, Murray knocked down a 3 after a superb help from Younger, who drove into the lane and kicked a move out whereas falling down. That hoop gave Atlanta a 57-48 lead.
“I’ve numerous belief in my teammates to throw that move, as a result of I’ve to throw it blind,” Younger stated. “I work on that to have the ability to make these performs.”
The Wizards got here into the sport coming off a one-sided loss to the Celtics the place they fell behind by 23 factors within the first quarter. In opposition to the Hawks, Washington confirmed the urgency coach Wes Unseld hoped for early and constructed a 30-25 lead after one. Jordan Poole had 10 factors and Kuzma 9 within the opening stanza.
Snyder stated he’s happy his workforce has some momentum heading right into a street journey, however he confused the common season is a protracted haul.
“The sky was not falling after we misplaced our first two, and we don’t have to congratulate ourselves for profitable three,” he stated.
Wizards beginning middle Daniel Gafford missed his second straight recreation with an ankle harm. He was changed by Mike Muscala, who had seven factors in 22 minutes.
Washington ahead Corey Kispert sprained his left ankle after 14 minutes and didn’t return.
Wizards: At Miami on Friday evening for the second recreation of a four-game journey.
Hawks: At New Orleans on Saturday evening.