3. John Collins sunk a career-high five 3-pointers and recorded his seventh career 30-point game, finishing with 30 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal. Collins, who has been a disruptive defender so far this season, registered one block, and has had at least one block through each of the Hawks’ first four games. “I thought he was great,” Pierce said. “It’s been tough trying to get him in the pick-and-rolls, and we were able to get him in pick-and-pop situations tonight. So he gets going from 3 early, and he stayed hot, I think he had three or four in the first quarter alone, but he just got a rhythm.”
4. The Hawks were able to force 28 turnovers (that’s a season-high for Miami, with 11 of those coming in the fourth quarter), generating 14 steals. But undisciplined defense defending the Heat from 3-point range hurt the Hawks as they played from behind (Miami shot 41.9 percent from 3 compared to the Hawks’ 28.2%).
5. Young being out exacerbated this, but the Hawks made 16 of 24 free throws (66.7%) while the Heat went to the line much more as the Hawks fouled 3-point shooters, making 33 of 45 free throws (73.3%).
By the numbers
49 (the amount of rebounds the Heat tallied, compared to the Hawks’ 33)
“I definitely want to see that guy back out there. He’s had a hell of a start to his year. My guy off the court in general. I just want to see him happy, healthy. You hate to see him go down like that but you’re just hoping it’s a speedy recovery and get him back on the floor when he’s ready and just go from there.” (John Collins on Trae Young)