The Atlanta Hawks was unable to stop the Houston Rockets from snatching the 115-112 win on Wednesday night at State Farm Arena. Hawks Trae Young wins by making NBA history.
Young captured his second triple-double of the season with 42 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists, marking the first 40-point triple-double in Hawks history. Young leads the Eastern conference with six 40-point performances and has compiled the most 40-point games for a Hawk in one season since Dominique Wilkins’ eight such performances in the 1992-93 season.
— NBA TV (@NBATV) January 9, 2020
Rockets James Harden also had a historical night. Harden picked up his 15th 40-point triple-double (2nd-most in NBA history), marking the first time in NBA history two different players compiled a 40-point triple double in the same game.
James Harden picked up his 15th 40-point triple-double (2nd-most in NBA history) and Trae Young had the first 40-point triple-double in Hawks history.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 9, 2020
Alex Len notched his sixth double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds, to go along with one block in 23 minutes. Len has scored in double-figures in six out of his last seven contests.
Checkout Camille Paul’s post game recap here.
Next up: The Atlanta Hawks now (8-30) are on a 2 game road trip. The team will match-up against the Washington Wizards on tomorrow Jan 10, Brooklyn Nets Sun Jan 12., before returning home to face the Phoenix Suns on Tues Jan 14. Tip is at 7:30.