National Basketball Association
Atlanta 113, Dallas 87
When: 7:30 PM ET, Thursday, October 21, 2021
Where: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
#52 Scott Twardoski, #21 Dedric Taylor, #19 James Capers
Guard Trae Young, who had 28 double-doubles last year, picked up where he left off by recording 19 points and 14 assists to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 113-87 win over the visiting Dallas Mavericks on Thursday.
The outcome ruined the debut of Dallas head coach Jason Kidd, who replaced Rick Carlisle this summer.
The win ended Atlanta's two-game losing streak to the Mavericks. The Hawks are now 24-6 at home since Feb. 21.
Young was 6-for-16 from the floor, two of them 3-pointers, in 33 minutes and scored a near statistical draw with Dallas rival Luka Doncic, who had 18 points on 6-for-17 shooting, with 11 rebounds and seven assists. Doncic, guarded most of the night by Atlanta's De'Andre Hunter, was only 2-for-7 on 3-pointers.
Cam Reddish came off the bench to lead the Hawks with 20 points on 7-for-15 shooting and three 3-pointers. All five Atlanta starters scored in double figures. John Collins tallied 16 points and nine rebounds; Clint Capela had 12 points, 13 rebounds and two blocks; Bogdan Bogdanovic and Hunter each scored 11. The Hawks shot 47.9 percent from the floor.
The Mavericks shot just 33.3 percent. Jalen Brunson came off the bench to score 17 points. Tim Hardaway Jr. added 14 points and Kristaps Porzingis scored 11.
Dallas jumped out to a 10-2 lead to start the game, but Atlanta found its shooting and built a 51-44 lead at halftime. The Hawks put the game away in the third quarter by outscoring the Mavs 35-20. The Hawks took a 21-point lead with 4:51 left in the third quarter on a 3-pointer by Hunter.
The Hawks played without Danilo Gallinari (left shoulder soreness) and Lou Williams (left hip soreness).
Both teams return to action on Saturday. Dallas plays at the Toronto Raptors, while Atlanta visits the Cleveland Cavaliers.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
Luka Doncic 18
Cam Reddish 20
Luka Doncic 7
Trae Young 14
Luka Doncic 11
Clint Capela 13
Luka Doncic 4
||Free Throws Made
Trae Young 5
Dorian Finney-Smith 2
Bogdan Bogdanovic 2
Kristaps Porzingis 2
Clint Capela 2
Team Stats Summary
Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Hawks have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
Dallas will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.