Trae Young and Hawks Over Take The Wolves

After defeating the Bucs on Monday. The Atlanta Hawks gained their second consecutive win with a 134-122 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday at State Farm Arena .

Minnesota went into halftime with a 73-61 lead.

In the second half Atlanta outscored Minnesota, 73‐49. The Hawks +24‐point differential in the second half is its largest positive point differential in either half this season and the largest since May 5, 2021 against Phoenix (+30, second half).

In the third quarter, the Hawks outscored the Timberwolves, 45‐20 and recorded nine blocks, with six of those nine blocks coming in the third quarter.

With a injured Patrick Beverley early in the first and midway in the third shooting guard Anthony Edwards picked up two technicals, and was ejected; Minnesota loss their fight in the battle. A energized Trae Young erupted in the third, causing the Wolves to struggle on the defensive end and their offense could not stop Ice Trae.

The Hawks had six players score in double digits for the second straight game:

Trae Young led the team with 37 points and 14 assists along with five rebounds and one steal in 36 minutes, notching his NBA‐leading 11th 30+ point, 10+ assist outing (42nd career).

Per Elias Sports, Young became the first player in NBA history to tally 35+ points, 14+ assists and 5+ rebounds while shooting at least .500‐or‐better from the floor, .600‐or‐better from deep and a perfect 1.000 clip from the charity stripe.

De’Andre Hunter finished with 22 points, John Collins recorded his 12th double‐double, with 17 points, a game‐high 12 rebounds, and three assists.

Onyeka Okongwu chipped in 17 points. Danilo Gallinari collected 15 points and 6 rebounds. Kevin Huerter rounded of the scoring effort with 12 points, and 6 assists.

Hawks Head Coach Nate McMillan secured his 707th career victory, tying John MacLeod for the 18th‐most regular season wins as a head coach in NBA history.

Next Up: The Hawks will continue their four-game homestand when they face the Miami Heat on Friday. Tip off is at 7:30 PM.