NBA: Young drops 39 to lead Hawks past Magic

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Posted at Oct 27 2019 11:03 AM

Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks dribbles up the court in front of defender Aaron Gordon #00 of the Orlando Magic during the second quarter at State Farm Arena on October 26, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Carmen Mandato, Getty Images/AFP

Trae Young had 39 points, seven rebounds and nine assists to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 103-99 win against the visiting Orlando Magic on Saturday night.

Kevin Huerter and Jabari Parker scored 10 points each off the bench, and John Collins finished with nine points and 12 rebounds for Atlanta.

Evan Fournier scored 23 points, Nikola Vucevic had 16 points and 10 rebounds, D.J. Augustin scored 14 and Markelle Fultz had 12 off the bench for the Magic.

Orlando scored six straight points to take its biggest lead at 90-85 with 6:43 left, but Young would twice pull the Hawks even with baskets before giving them the lead for good with a layup with 1:02 left.

He followed with a dagger 3-pointer with 26.2 seconds remaining to make it 102-97.

Young scored 10 points in the first 3:45 of the game.

Fultz was the first player off the bench for Orlando when he checked in with 7:15 left in the first quarter.

He watched the Hawks take their biggest lead of the opening quarter at 21-15 with 5:07 left, but the Magic clamped down on defense. Fultz hit a 3-pointer that capped an 11-2 run to give Orlando a 26-23 lead heading into the second quarter.

The Hawks moved back ahead and extended their lead to as many as seven points in the second quarter before the Magic again closed strong and pulled within 52-50 at the break.

Atlanta scored nine of the first 11 points to start the second half and took its biggest lead at 61-52, but the Magic again rallied to pull within two points heading into the fourth.

Hawks backup power forward Bruno Fernando sustained a sprained right ankle late in third quarter and did not return. The rookie was a second-round pick out of Maryland.

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