Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, right, guards Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Photo: Rick Bowmer/AP
Photo: Rick Bowmer/AP

Trae Young scores 28 but Hawks lose to Jazz

Hawks rookie Trae Young had another big game with 28 points and nine assists but his team lost to the Jazz 128-112 late Friday night in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Young made five 3-pointers to overtake Salim Stoudamire for the Hawks' rookie 3-point shooting record. Young has made 84 3-pointers this season. Stoudamire made 82 in the 2005-06 season. 

John Collins scored 19 points, Dewayne Dedmon added 15 and Kevin Huerter finished with 14 as the Hawks lost for the third time in four games.

Rudy Gobert had 25 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Jazz. Ricky Rubio added 22 points and 11 assists, and Joe Ingles chipped in 19 points, seven rebounds, and five assists. Former Hawks standout Kyle Korver scored 14. Seven Utah players scored in double figures as the Jazz won their third straight at home.

Utah made 10 of its first 14 shots to open the first quarter. Ingles had a pair of layups and a pair of 3-pointers to fuel the strong start and help the Jazz race to a 25-20 lead.

The Hawks kept pace behind the hot shooting of Young. He had four baskets in the first six minutes, the last of which sparked a 12-0 run that gave the Hawks a 32-25 lead.

The Jazz rallied late in the first quarter and took a 40-39 lead early in the second on back-to-back layups by Ingles and Kyle Korver. Atlanta surged back in front with a 14-2 run. Huerter dished to Collins for a layup to spark the run and ended it with a jumper that gave the Hawks their largest lead at 53-42.

Utah made it a one-possession game at 60-58 on back-to-back baskets by Mitchell and Crowder in the final minute before halftime.

The Jazz outscored Atlanta 23-9 in the first eight minutes of the second half. Mitchell and Korver scored back-to-back baskets to cap off the lengthy run and give Utah an 81-69 lead. Gobert made the biggest impact during that stretch, scoring nine points, collecting four rebounds and blocking two shots.

Utah maintained a double-digit lead through much of the fourth quarter. The Hawks closed within eight at 113-105 on a dunk by Collins. The Jazz answered with a 15-5 run, punctuated by back-to-back baskets from Mitchell and Ingles, that gave them a 128-110 lead with 1:35 left.

The Hawks’ Alex Len went 0 for 4 and finished with zero points and four rebounds in nine minutes. Len averaged 13.8 points and 6.8 rebounds over his previous four games.

The Hawks (16-35) play the Suns in Phoenix on Saturday at 9 p.m.

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