Thu, 09 Apr 2020

Collins ties career high (35 points) as Hawks sink Mavs

Field Level Media
23 Feb 2020, 13:40 GMT+10

John Collins tied his career high with 35 points and Trae Young scored 13 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter to help the host Atlanta Hawks overcome an 11-point deficit in the period to defeat the short-handed Dallas Mavericks 111-107 on Saturday.

Young, who scored 50 points on Thursday, was quiet until making some noise in the final quarter. His driving layup with 57.5 seconds left gave Atlanta a 109-107 lead en route to the win.

After Dallas' Tim Hardaway missed a 3-pointer with 36 seconds left, Atlanta took a four-point lead when Collins scored on an offensive rebound after Young's drive was blocked by Delon Wright with 8.4 seconds left. Wright was whistled for goaltending, but the call was reversed after a video review. However, the Collins basket was allowed to stand since he was shooting when the whistle blew.

Dallas opted to rest Luca Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis on the second end of a back-to-back. The Mavericks also lost Jalen Brunson, who started in place of Doncic, with a right shoulder sprain early in the first quarter.

Collins was 13-for-18 from the floor, including 3-for-3 on 3-pointers, and added 17 rebounds. Cam Reddish scored 20 for the Hawks, who won their second straight.

The Mavericks' Hardaway matched his season high with 33 points, including six 3-pointers. Seth Curry scored 22 points and made four 3s.

Atlanta won its seventh straight home game against Dallas and earned a split of the two-game season series. Atlanta has won six of its last seven home games.

The Mavericks took advantage of a hot start from Hardaway, who scored 11 in the first quarter, and some cold Atlanta shooting (25 percent from the floor and 1-for-11 on 3s) to take a 35-21 lead.

Dallas stretched the lead to 16 points, but Atlanta trimmed it to five points before allowing Dallas to take a 66-58 advantage into halftime.

The Hawks were playing short-handed, too. DeAndre Bembry missed the game with abdominal pain and De'Andre Hunter was out for personal reasons.

Both teams play again Monday. Dallas returns home to host the Minnesota Timberwolves while Atlanta travels to play the Philadelphia 76ers.

--Field Level Media

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