National Basketball Association
Atlanta 129, Miami 124
When: 7:30 PM ET, Thursday, February 20, 2020
Where: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
#63 Derek Richardson, #61 Courtney Kirkland, #19 James Capers
Trae Young scored a career-high 50 points to help the host Atlanta Hawks to a 129-124 win over the Miami Heat on Thursday.
Young made three of four free throws inside the final 12.2 seconds to complete a 10-0 run and help the Hawks defeat the Heat for the first time in four tries this season.
Young was 8-for-15 on 3-pointers, matching his career high, and 18-for-19 from the free-throw line. It was the 10th time this season he's scored 40-plus points.
Atlanta tied the game 124-124 on a 3-pointer from DeAndre Hunter, who was questionable for the game with a right ankle sprain. Cam Reddish then put the Hawks ahead by stealing the ball from Goran Dragic and racing for the layup.
Atlanta got 17 points from Kevin Huerter and Hunter and 16 from Reddish and broke a two-game losing streak.
Miami's Bam Adebayo had 28 points, 19 rebounds and seven assists for his 32nd double-double. Dragic scored 19 and Jimmy Butler added 17 points, eight rebounds and nine assists. The Heat have lost five of their last six.
Miami led 34-26 in the first quarter when Dragic made a pair of free throws with 2:01 left. The Heat carried a four-point lead into the second quarter.
Sparked by reserve Jeff Teague, the Hawks outscored the Heat 28-9 and took an 11-point lead when Hunter drove for a dunk to make it 54-43 with about five minutes left in the second quarter. Miami was able to regain the momentum, however, and led 64-63 at halftime.
The Heat pushed their lead to 11 when Adebayo converted a three-point play with 2:56 left in the third quarter for an 89-78 lead. The Heat led 97-90 after three quarters.
Derrick Jones Jr. was taken to the locker room with a bruised shin, but was able to return late in the third quarter.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
Bam Adebayo 28
Trae Young 50
Jimmy Butler 9
Trae Young 8
Bam Adebayo 19
Dewayne Dedmon 8
Bam Adebayo 10
||Free Throws Made
Trae Young 18
Bam Adebayo 3
John Collins 2
Jae Crowder 2
John Collins 3
Team Stats Summary
Atlanta will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Hawks have a W/L % of .133 after a win and .333 after a loss.
Miami will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Heat have a W/L % of .543 after a win and .800 after a loss.