National Basketball Association
Atlanta 127, Philadelphia 117
When: 7:30 PM ET, Thursday, January 30, 2020
Where: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
#36 Brent Barnaky, #64 Justin Van Duyne, #26 Pat Fraher
Trae Young exploded for 39 points and a career-high 18 assists and the Atlanta Hawks stunned the visiting Philadelphia 76ers with a 39-point first quarter en route to a front-running 127-117 victory Thursday night.
John Collins accumulated 17 points and a season-high 20 rebounds for the Hawks, who avenged an earlier 105-103 home loss to the 76ers.
Ben Simmons paced the 76ers with 31 points.
Young had 14 points and 10 assists while De'Andre Hunter 10 of his 15 points in the first quarter, as the Hawks took a lead they never relinquished in winning their third straight at home. Young finished the first half with 29 points and 11 assists, becoming the first player since Kobe Bryant in 2013 with 25 points and more than 10 assists in a half.
The 76ers rallied within 119-114 on a Joel Embiid free throw with still 1:41 to go.
But Collins turned a Cam Reddish assist into a dunk, and the Hawks closed out the 76ers on a pair of free throws each by Vince Carter, Reddish and Young.
Young's 30-point night was his 24th of the season. He made almost half of his points by going 18-for-20 at the free throw line.
Both teams made 32 free throws, and they combined to shoot 82 in the foul-marred contest.
The 20-rebound game was the second of Collins' career. He grabbed a career-best 25 against Indiana last April.
Carter and Damian Jones added 14 points apiece, while Reddish and Kevin Huerter had 12 each for the Hawks, who outshot the 76ers 48.3 percent to 46.3 and outscored them 33-27 on 3-pointers.
Young led the Hawks with three 3-pointers in nine tries.
Simmons used 11-for-13 accuracy at the free-throw line for the 76ers, who lost for just the second time in their last eight games.
He missed his season-high of 34 points, set twice previously, by just three.
Shake Milton went for a career-high 27 points, Embiid grabbed a team-high 14 rebounds to go with 21 points, Tobias Harris also had 21 points and Mike Scott added 11 for Philadelphia, which was opening a four-game trip.
Milton's previous career-best point total was just 13, set last March at Orlando.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
Ben Simmons 31
Trae Young 39
Shake Milton 6
Trae Young 18
Joel Embiid 14
John Collins 20
Ben Simmons 11
||Free Throws Made
Trae Young 18
Ben Simmons 4
Trae Young 2
Joel Embiid 1
Vince Carter 2
Team Stats Summary
Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Dallas. The Hawks have a W/L % of .167 after a win and .297 after a loss.
Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Boston. The 76ers have a W/L % of .710 after a win and .500 after a loss.