Back to Back L’s-Atl Hawks unable to overthrow Sacramento Kings

It was another tough loss on Friday at State Farm Arena when the Hawks matchup against the Sacramento Kings.

What started off as a rough first half, early in the fourth the Hawks managed to narrow the gap and trail the Kings by 1 point 93-94 after a layup from Cam Reddish.

Even with the Hawks aggressive efforts, the Kings slipped away with a 121-109 victory.

It was another career milestone for Trae Young. Young finished with a double-double, posting a game-high 30 points and 12 assists, in addition to a career-high 5 steals and 2 rebounds. Young collected his second double-double of the season and it marked the third time he has totaled 30 points or more.

Jabari Parker scored a season-high 25 points and adding 8 rebounds.

Kevin Huerter finished with a season-high 17 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds.

At the post game presser, Head Coach Lloyd Pierce said, “We didn’t have it in the first half for some reason, but it was good to see the fight in the third quarter and most of the fourth quarter. It takes a lot to come back when you’re down 18. It takes a lot of energy and a lot of effort.

After the game, Trae Young said, “I think the positive is that we fought. I think we had to fight too much to get back in the game. That’s something that we’ve got to be better at is coming out with a better energy and playing the way we did the third quarter.”

Up next: The Hawks are heading to the west coast to face the Portland Trailblazers on Sunday.