3. In his second game back this season, the Hawks had a hard time containing Paul George, who had 25 points (and four 3-pointers) by halftime. He finished with 37 points, four rebounds, two steals and three assists in just 20 minutes, shooting 58.8% from the field, going 6-for-11 from 3-point range (54.5%) and getting to the line, making 11 of 11 free throws. George checked out with 9:58 left in the fourth quarter, with the Clippers leading 119-83.
4. With John Collins suspended, Kevin Huerter hurt and Vince Carter out for personal reasons, the Hawks could use every single body they can get. Evan Turner, playing in his first game since Oct. 28 (he had been sidelined with left Achilles pain), didn’t show much rust, and had 11 points, five rebounds and two steals. Allen Crabbe, who underwent right knee arthroscopy April 4, had five points and two rebounds in the loss. Crabbe had played 15 minutes in the loss to Phoenix Thursday, his first appearance of the season, adding two points and four rebounds. Chandler Parsons was active but did not play.
5. The Hawks were out-rebounded 53-38, losing the battle of the boards in a big way. Ivica Zubac and JaMychal Green each had nine rebounds for the Clippers. Jabari Parker led the Hawks in rebounding with eight, and is averaging 6.4 rebounds per game this season.
By the numbers
37.8% (the percentage the Hawks shot from the field, their season low so far)
“He’s one of the toughest dudes to guard in the league. He’s tough. Both rookies had the task of guarding him, and it’s hard guarding him one-on-one. And so you’ve just got to hope he has an off night sometimes.” (Young on the tough task of trying to contain George)