Trae Young scores 22 points, Hawks beat Magic 130-109 | Basketball

By DICK SCANLON – Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — All-Star starter Trae Young had 22 points and six assists and the Atlanta Hawks routed the Orlando Magic 130-109 Wednesday night in the final game before the break for both teams.

Young played just 25 minutes after scoring 41 points in Atlanta’s home win over Cleveland on Tuesday night. The Hawks made 18 of 32 3-pointers and shot 50 percent overall.

Bogan Bogdanovic led Atlanta with 23 points.

Cole Anthony led Orlando with 23 points and seven rebounds. Rookie Jalen Suggs added 19 points in the Magic’s fourth straight loss.

Young’s 3-pointer with 6:26 left in the first quarter broke a 15-15 tie and started a 13-2 run that put the Hawks in place for good.

Atlanta led 72-53 after shooting 13-19 from behind the arc in the first half. Young and Bogdanovic each made their first three 3-point attempts.

Lou Williams set an NBA record when he entered the game for the Hawks with 2:38 left in the first quarter. It was the 985th game in which the 16-year-old veteran came off the bench, breaking a tie with Dell Curry.

Williams, a three-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year winner, made two free throws with 1:31 left in the third quarter to give the Hawks 100 points.

Hawks: Atlanta won three of four series this season. . . . Danillo Gallinari, whose playing status was in doubt due to an ankle injury, started the game with a noticeable limp but played 26 minutes. . .De’Andre Hunter went to the locker room to tend to a cut on his face late in the third quarter and never returned to the game.

Magic: David Steele, in his 24th year as Magic’s play-by-play TV announcer, was named Florida Sportscaster of the Year for the second time. . . . Anthony, questionable with an ankle injury, played 25 minutes. . … Wendell Carter Jr. had 10 points, 10 rebounds and six assists.

Hawks: In Chicago on Thursday, February 24.

Magic: Host Houston on Friday, February 25.

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