Update: The Hawks will play the Trail Blazers with a depleted lineup. Trae Young and John Collins were held out. Young has appeared in all six summer league games after being the No. 5 overall pick in the draft. Collins has sat out the past two games after last year’s first-round pick had solid outings in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas. The Hawks were also without Tyler Dorsey (right groin tightness) and Jaylen Adams (left ankle sprain). The Hawks started a lineup of Robert Johnson, Jaylen Morris, Antonius Cleveland, Omari Spellman and Jock Landale.
Thanks to Trae Young and Tyler Dorsey, the Hawks will play at least two more games in the Las Vegas Summer League. The guards played big roles as the Hawks overcame a 27-point deficit in a 107-101 win over the Pacers on Wednesday.
The Hawks advance in the tournament portion of the event. They will play the Trail Blazers on Thursday at 10:30 p.m. on ESPN2. If the Hawks win, they will play on Sunday at 8 p.m. against a to be determined opponent. If the Hawks lose, they will play the loser of the Clippers-Lakers game in their tournament finale on Friday at 10:30 p.m. on NBA TV.
The Hawks (2-3) entered the tournament portion of the event as the No. 18 seed. They lost to the Trail Blazers, 86-68, on Sunday in the preliminary round of the event.
Dorsey finished with 24 points and eight rebounds. Young, the No. 5 overall pick, had 23 points and eight assists. He was 7 of 14 from the field, including 2 of 7 from 3-point range. In seven summer league games, between Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, Young is 30 of 99 (.303) from the field, including 15 of 56 (.268) from 3-point range. Fellow first-round pick Omari Spellman added 13 points and nine assists.
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