The Atlanta Hawks came very close to walking away with a win on Wednesday night, but a late Trae Young shot failed to count, and the Hawks wound up losing to the New Jersey Nets by one point, 113-114.
The game was competitive throughout, with 43 lead changes and 11 ties. The Hawks would lead by 7 in the first and third quarters, but they could not shake the close-tracking Nets, who never lead by more than four points. They did lead when it mattered: the final buzzer.
The shot that got the most scrutiny was a last-second shot by Young in the final seconds of the game. Young thought he was fouled when he went up for a bucket that got blocked but did not get a call from the referees.
Young was the team’s point leader, with 30 points. Mikal Bridges led for the Nets with 32 points. Clint Capela got the most rebounds, at 12, while Dejounte Murray led the Hawks in assists at 9 points. The Nets led slightly in field goals (45.7 to the Hawks 44.7%) but led even more in successful three-point shots 40.7% to 34.3% for the Hawks.
The Hawks will play the Philadelphia 76ers this Friday.