Hawks 116, Magic 93 (box score)
3. With four 3-pointers each, Bogdan Bogdanovic and John Collins continued their good shooting streaks. Bogdanovic finished with a game-high 27 points (9-for-12 FG, 4-for-7 from 3, 5-for-5 FT), to go with five assists and two steals, on his career-best streak of making at least two 3′s in 16 consecutive games. Collins added 12 points (4-for-9 FG, 4-for-6 from 3) and six rebounds and is shooting 52.9% from 3-point range over the past four games.
Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) celebrates a score with teammate guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (13) in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic Thursday, May 13, 2021 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Tami Chappel)
4. The Hawks have won 10 games in a row at home, the league’s longest active home winning streak. They’re 18-2 in their past 20 home games.
5. Forward De’Andre Hunter didn’t play in Wednesday’s win vs. the Wizards, since he recently returned from injury and the Hawks didn’t want him to overdo it on a back-to-back. But, he was back Thursday, finishing with four points (1-for-7 FG, 0-for-3 from 3, 2-for-2 FT), three rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal in 15 minutes. Toward the end of the third quarter and in the fourth, Hunter ran with the second unit. Even if he’s on a minute restriction and working to get back in a shooting rhythm, it’s valuable for the Hawks to get Hunter back in the regular season, so he can ease back into things before the playoffs.
Stat of the game
-17 (every Magic starter finished as a -17 or worse)
Star of the game
Bogdanovic (led the Hawks with 27 points, sinking four 3′s)
“I thought our guys came out with a business mindset, take care of business right from the start.” (McMillan on the Hawks jumping out to a big lead early, knowing they needed to put away this win)