3. Collins led the Hawks with 25 points (11-19 field goals, 2-6 from 3, 1-2 free throws), adding eight rebounds. With a size advantage, the Hawks won the rebounding battle, 60-48. Clint Capela added 17 points (8-11 FG, 1-4 FT) and 21 rebounds, the second time this season he reached the 20-rebound mark.
4. In his 172nd NBA game, Young (22 years, 160 days) became the fourth-youngest player in NBA history to reach 1,500 assists (behind LeBron James, Stephon Marbury and Russell Westbrook) and the sixth-fastest to do so (behind Oscar Robertson, Mark Jackson, Tim Hardaway, Damon Stoudamire and Kevin Johnson).
5. Young, who is still hunting for his first win in his home state of Oklahoma, finished with 17 points, eight assists and six rebounds. He played fewer minutes (31) than he usually does, having tweaked his foot in the first quarter and pulled his groin later in the game. His injury also explains him not getting to the free-throw line at all, which is one of his specialties. After the game, Young said he would be starting treatment soon, and that he was going to try and heal up and get ready for the next game.
Stat of the game
31-21 (the assist discrepancy, in favor of the Thunder)
Star of the game
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (led Oklahoma City in scoring with 24 points, adding three 3′s)
“I think the more we’re in this situation the more guys are realizing how hard it is to win in the NBA. You have a great game the other night, it doesn’t carry over unless you bring the same type of effort.” (Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce on following up Wednesday’s big win in Boston with a letdown)