4. The Hawks are a different team when the trio of Young, Collins and Huerter is healthy and thriving together on the court (before Tuesday’s win, they had only played 123 minutes together, due to injuries to Young and Huerter and Collins’ suspension). Add in that Cam Reddish and De’Andre Hunter played good defense (with Hunter adding 15 points) and it was a solid showing from the Hawks’ young core. “I thought John set the table for us early. ... To see Kevin shoot the ball the way he shot it tonight, to see him rebound, to see De’Andre make plays, to see Cam defend and then Trae close it out is kind of how it’s been designed,” Pierce said. “We’re trying to get these guys to all jell together and tonight was an example of that.”
5. The Hawks haven’t been a good rebounding team all season, but won the battle of the boards Tuesday, 46-40. Their 10 offensive rebounds (12 total) in the first half tied their most in a half this season, and helped lead to 21 second-chance points.
By the Numbers
39 (what the Hawks scored in the fourth quarter, thanks to an onslaught of points by Young)
“Always good to come together and get a nice team win, have some of our young core pieces get going like we did tonight, see everybody flowing, get everybody in the flow of the offense.” (John Collins on what went right for the Hawks)