Ebene News – United States – Nets outlast Hawks in high scoring affair, 145-141

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The Atlanta Hawks faced the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night in the first of two clashes between the teams over the next three days Danilo Gallinari returned to the roster, making him, Clint Capela and Rajon Rondo all available for Atlanta for the first time in the regular season.

The Nets eventually outlasted the Hawks 145-141 in what was, as you might expect, a high scoring game Atlanta started the game on 15-6 points, rushing for a lead The offense clicked all cylinders again early, with the Hawks scoring 41 points in the opening period

The Nets, however, managed to keep pace, resuming the course of the competition Atlanta led 41-38 before the second quarter

The Hawks shot just 9-for-26 in the second period after a scorching first quarter, but still held the lead at the break Atlanta and Brooklyn both shot 9-for-21 of three in what s turned out to be a quick first half Bogdan Bogdanovic was driving for Atlanta from the depths of the night

On the injury front, Gallinari left the game with an ankle injury in the second quarter and did not return

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John Collins led the way for Atlanta with 16 points and six rebounds in two quarters, as the Hawks led 68-67 at halftime,

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The third quarter was also fast and tight, with the Hawks edging Brooklyn 36-35 in the period Collins led all scorers with 22 points in the three quarters, with Young not far behind with 20 points to accompany nine assists

After letting the lead slip away for a while, a 9-1 run from the Hawks at the end of the third led them 103-95, but the Nets were able to respond with a run of their own for close the quarter, and have trailed just 104-102 for the last period

The fourth quarter was about the same out of the gate, lots of points and not so much defense With just under seven minutes to go, the two teams were tied at 120 points per play Kyrie Irving , who was just 3 for 16 to start the game, caught fire in the fourth and hit a three to put the Nets ahead 130-126 with less than five minutes to go

The Nets managed to maintain the slim lead for the rest, grinding out a 145-141 victory in the dying minutes The Hawks wrapped up late with a three from De’Andre Hunter, pulling it down to 141-139 with 63 seconds remaining , but couldn’t come close after Durant’s pair of free throws

Collins and Young lead Atlanta scorers with 30 points each Young has shot another 16 free throws, making 14, continuing his scorching pace to make it to the charity strip to start the season He now has 62 attempts to Free throws in four games The All-Star also had 11 assists and six rebounds in the loss

Cam Reddish had 20 points on just 11 field goal attempts, going 8 for 10 from the free throw line Bogdanovic had 22 points, going 6 for 11 from three points

Durant led Brooklyn with 32 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists in the victory Irving came in late, finishing with 25 points, six assists and two steals

The Hawks and Nets will face off again on Friday night in Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m. ET

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Ebene News – US – Nets outlast Hawks in high scoring affair, 145 -141

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