NBA Game Recap - Atlanta at Washington
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:00 PM EST

ATL
101
WAS
111
F
NO
123
NY
111
F
MIA
113
BKN
117
F
SA
121
MEM
134
F
IND
116
CHI
105
F
CHA
92
UTA
109
F
ORL
94
PHO
98
F
LAL
129
DAL
114
F
MIL
127
SAC
106
F
GS
100
LAC
109
F

Washington 111, Atlanta 101

Jan 10, 2020, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Atlanta (8-31)

21

30

28

22

101

Washington (13-25)

30

26

25

30

111

Wizards shut down Young, beat Hawks 111-101
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:39 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) Trae Young entered Friday night's game against the Washington Wizards as the NBA's fourth leading scorer, averaging 29.2 points per game. In the Atlanta Hawks' last game, Young had a triple-double with 42 points in a loss to the Houston Rockets.

The Wizards knew they had to contain Young, and they pulled it off, limiting him to 19 points. Young missed all seven of his 3-point attempts in Washington's 111-101 win over Atlanta.

Gary Payton II drew the assignment to guard Young, and he watched plenty of tape of Young's terrific game Wednesday night. Payton signed with the injury-riddled Wizards on Dec. 23 and has started eight of his 10 games.

“Most of his shots come from 3s,�� Payton said. “That's how he gets going. We just tried to limit his 3s and make him take deep 3s. That's what we did.”

Young has to carry much of the offensive burden for the Hawks (8-31), who have the worst record in the NBA, and lost for the 14th time in 16 games.

“Gary's a really good defender,” Young said. “He's obviously known for his defense. A lot of shots were self-inflicted. I couldn't knock down shots. There were some shots that I had, and I had wide open layups that I just didn't make.”

While Washington shot just 37.5%, they did some other things right. They grabbed 57 rebounds, including a season-high 19 offensive boards, and committed just nine turnovers, with only one in the final quarter.

The Wizards trailed 93-90 midway in the fourth quarter and outscored the Hawks 21-8 to secure the win.

Jordan McRae scored 29 points but shot just 10 for 26 and had a career-high eight rebounds and six assists. Troy Brown Jr. added 18 and 10 rebounds.

Atlanta (8-31), which has the worst record in the NBA, lost for the 14th time in 16 games. Trae Young, who had 42 points in a defeat to Houston on Wednesday, led the Hawks with 19 points.

John Collins had his second straight double-double with 15 points and 15 rebounds for Atlanta, and Alex Len had 10 points and 14 rebounds.

TIP-INS

Hawks: F/C Bruno Fernando missed his second straight game due to personal reasons. Coach Lloyd Pierce said there's no timetable for his return. ... F Jabari Parker was out for the fourth consecutive game with a right shoulder injury. Pierce said Parker began treatment on the shoulder Friday. “He'll be evaluated, I think, in another 10-12 days as to where he is, and what we can do from there," Pierce said.

Wizards: G Bradley Beal (right leg) was out for the seventh time in the last eight games. “Getting better. I know I've been saying that for a while,” coach Scott Brooks said. “We're going to be very cautious. We're not going to put him out there until he's 100%. He's not ready yet." ... F Davis Bertans returned after missing nine games with a right quad strain. Bertans played 21 minutes and scored 14 points. ... C Thomas Bryant, who hasn't played since Dec. 3 with a stress reaction in his right foot is nearing a return, Brooks said. ... G John Wall, who hasn't played this season in his rehab from Achilles tendon surgery, played 3-on-3 on Thursday. “I thought he looked great,” Brooks said.

ROUGH GUARDS

Isaiah Thomas is in a rough stretch for Washington. He shot just 2 for 16 and in his last two games is just 4 for 24.

“He's going to have to bounce back,” Brooks said. “We're going to need better scoring from Isaiah and Ish.”

Ish Smith, who had been on a tear, was only 4 for 15 from the field, and in his two last games, is 8 for 28.

HAWKS DISAPPOINTED

Pierce thought this was a game his team should have won.

“They shot 36%,” he said. “Those are the games you're supposed to win except for the effort department.”

UP NEXT

Hawks: Visit Brooklyn Nets on Sunday

Wizards: Host the Utah Jazz on Sunday afternoon

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Leaders

Atlanta PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
V. Carter 0 -12 0 0 1 1
A. Crabbe 0 0 1 2 0 0
Washington PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. McRae 29 3 6 8 1 0
T. Brown Jr. 18 13 1 10 2 0

Team Comparison

ATL WAS
Points For 101 111
Field Goals 41/89-46% 42/112-38%
Three Pointers 7/29-24% 10/29-34%
Free Throws 12/24-50% 17/28-61%
Offensive Rebounds 9 19
Defensive Rebounds 47 38
Rebounds 69 72
Blocks 9 1
Steals 5 11
Turnovers 18 9
Points Scored Off Turnovers 7 25
Points in the Paint 62 56
Fast Break Points 13 14
Personal Fouls 26 22
Technical Fouls 1 0
Flagrant Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - WAS Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Fri Jan 10 ATL 101 @ WAS 111 D. Bembry 5 A. Schofield 3

Game Information

Stadium: Capital One Arena, Washington, District of Columbia
Attendance: 16,360
Game Time: 2:13