The Atlanta Hawks are having fun with their longest successful streak of the season simply two weeks after enduring their longest skid.

Trae Young had 31 factors, 11 assists and 7 rebounds, and the Hawks beat the San Antonio Spurs 124-106 on Wednesday night time for their sixth straight victory.

Bogdan Bogdanovic had 18 factors and John Collins added 15 in serving to Atlanta to simply its second street win this season. Clint Capela completed with 11 factors and 13 rebounds.

“We were just playing fast and just having fun,” Young mentioned. “The whole bench was engaged the whole time, whether it was the starters in or the second unit in. We were just all engaged, and we all wanted to win. The main focus coming in tonight was just breaking that streak of losing on the road.”

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

The Spurs had been dealing with their second straight opponent on an prolonged successful streak. Phoenix beat San Antonio on Monday for its thirteenth straight win.

“Our defense let us down,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich mentioned. “We were pretty poor defensively, and Trae Young was super. The Hawks executed. They got everything they wanted. They deserve credit for that.”

Atlanta (10-9) rose above .500 for the primary time since Nov. 1. The Hawks misplaced six straight after beating Washington for a 4-3 document.

San Antonio (4-13) misplaced its sixth straight and is on tempo for its worst season since a franchise-low 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 gas the run.

“They were doing a little bit of switching,” Young mentioned. “We were just trying to find the mismatch. Really just attack and get to the rim.”

The Hawks prolonged the result in 89-69 on consecutive 3-pointers by Young and Kevin Huerter, and a 21-footer by Bogdanovic.

Huerter was one among eight gamers in double figures for Atlanta, ending with 10 factors.

“I like our execution, I like our patience (and our) ball movement tonight,” Hawks coach Nate McMillan mentioned. “Had 26 assists. We feel like when we get that type of ball movement, we’ve got guys that can shoot the ball. They’ll put the ball in the hole.”

After matching a season low with 5 3-pointers in opposition to Phoenix, San Antonio had eight 3-pointers within the first half alone.

The Spurs completed 12 for 33 on 3-pointers.

Murray was 9 for 18 from the sector, together with a career-high 4 3-pointers.


Hawks: Atlanta is the fourth staff to construct a 20-point lead in opposition to San Antonio this season. … The Hawks entered the sport third within the league in 3-point share, capturing 36.7% as a staff. Atlanta shot 46% (12 for 26) on 3s in opposition to the Spurs.

Spurs: San Antonio G Devin Vassell exited the sport with 1:31 remaining within the third quarter after struggling a bruised proper quadricep. … F Doug McDermott sat out his second recreation with an infected proper knee. McDermott missed three video games earlier this season with a sore proper knee. … F Keita Bates-Diop made his second consecutive begin instead of McDermott. Bates-Diop has 5 begins in 116 video games throughout a four-year profession. His solely earlier begins got here in his rookie season with Minnesota in 2019. … Jock Landale returned after lacking six video games because of the league’s well being and security protocols. He performed the ultimate 5 minutes, ending with two factors.


Spurs ahead Zach Collins has begun on-court work as he rehabilitates from surgical procedure in June to restore a stress fracture in his left foot, his third left ankle surgical procedure in 10 months.

“He started to go on court and shoot a little bit,” Popovich mentioned.

Formerly with Portland, Collins signed a three-year take care of the Spurs within the offseason.

He averaged 5.7 factors and 4.0 rebounds in 4 seasons with the Trail Blazers, sitting out all however 11 video games in 2020 and lacking all final season after present process ankle surgical procedure.

“It’s still going to take a while,” Popovich mentioned. “After Christmas for sure.”


Hawks: At the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday.

Spurs: Host the Boston Celtics on Friday.