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Hawks’ Trae Young, John Collins, Kevin Huerter make NBA first in win vs. Suns


The Atlanta Hawks haven’t had a very good season — there’s no denying that. At 9-32, Atlanta is tied with the Golden State Warriors for the worst record in the NBA. Despite that, the Hawks do have something to gloat about. In their last game, a 123-110 win against the Phoenix Suns, a trio of Hawks teammates did something that had never been done before. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Trae Young, John Collins and Kevin Huerter became the youngest trio of teammates, each under the age of 22, to all have 20-point double-doubles in the same game.

In the win, Young recorded 36 points, four rebounds, and 10 assists, Collins had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Huerter dropped 23 points, 15 rebounds, and eight assists. Huerter’s 15 rebounds marked a career-high for the 6-foot-7 second-year pro.

The Hawks’ win on Tuesday marked the team’s first in five games and puts them two games behind the New York Knicks for 14th place in the Eastern Conference.

And although it hasn’t translated to wins yet, the Hawks possess a tantalizing young core of Young, Collins and Huerter as well as promising young prospects such as De’Andre Hunter and Cam Reddish. Atlanta’s list of assets will likely grow come next season as the team will be in the running for the first pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. They are also rumored to be in the running for the Detroit Pistons’ Andre Drummond.

Coming up for the Hawks is an away game against the San Antonio Spurs before returning to Atlanta for a three-game home stretch against the Pistons, Toronto Raptors, and Los Angeles Clippers.