NBA Game Recap - Charlotte at Atlanta
Mon Mar 9, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

CHA
138
ATL
143
F(2OT)
TOR
101
UTA
92
F
MIL
95
DEN
109
F

Atlanta 143, Charlotte 138

Mar 9, 2020, 7:30 PM EDT

Final (2OT)

1

2

3

4

OT

2OT

T

Charlotte (22-42)

32

31

31

28

9

7

138

Atlanta (20-46)

32

34

32

24

9

12

143

Young has 31 as Hawks outlast Hornets 143-138 in double-OT
Mon Mar 9, 2020 11:34 PM

ATLANTA (AP) De'Andre Hunter broke a tie by sinking three free throws with 13.3 seconds remaining in the second overtime, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Charlotte Hornets 143-138 on Monday night following a controversial finish to the first extra period.

Trae Young had 31 points and 16 assists for Atlanta, and Hunter finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

"I wanted to give the fans a little extra," Young said, adding he felt he owed the fans more in the extra periods after making only one of two free throws at the end of regulation.

Terry Rozier led the Hornets with a career-high 40 points.

After Hunter's clutch trip to the line, Rozier missed a 3-pointer. Two free throws by Cam Reddish, who had 22 points, iced the win.

Young's pass set up a jam by Reddish for a 138-135 lead. Rozier answered with a tying 3-pointer.

Two reviews by the officials at the end of the first overtime produced different results. Following the first review, officials said Rozier was fouled by Atlanta's Treveon Graham with 0.8 seconds remaining.

Before Rozier had a chance to attempt two free throws with the score tied, Atlanta's Lloyd Pierce registered a coach's challenge. This time, the officials ruled Rozier was not fouled.

"Very unfortunate. I'm very disappointed with the way the game ended," Hornets coach James Borrego said.

"Every big call went in their direction. Every big call."

Added Rozier: "It doesn't really matter what I think. I've got to watch what I say a little bit. Obviously I don't agree with it. I thought I was going to shoot two free throws."

Young missed a last-gasp jumper for Atlanta to force the second overtime.

John Collins had 28 points and 11 rebounds for the Hawks. He made 12 of 13 shots from the field.

"I just feel like experience is coming in a little extra for me," Collins said. "It's my third year."

Young made only one of two free throws with 1.8 seconds remaining in regulation to force the overtime.

Devonte' Graham scored 27 points and made two free throws that gave Charlotte a 122-121 lead with 5.5 seconds remaining in regulation.

Rozier's 3-pointer with 1:13 remaining in regulation gave Charlotte its first lead of the second half.

Caleb Martin scored a career-high 23 points for Charlotte before fouling out in the second overtime.

Atlanta led 66-63 at halftime despite Martin's 11 second-period points.

Devonte' Graham limped off the court with soreness in his left ankle with 4:52 remaining in the third quarter. He returned early in the final period.

TIP-INS

Hornets: Cody Zeller was the starter and Bismack Biyombo was the backup in a newly announced center rotation that Borrego says is the plan "for a few games." Willy Hernangomez is left out of the rotation for now. Borrego says Hernangomez must be ready for each game but soon will take his turn in the rotation for a few games until a winning combination is found. ... F Dwayne Bacon was recalled from G-League Greensboro.

Hawks: Young had his long-range shot working, including a second-quarter 3-pointer from the bottom edge of the Hawks' center-court logo. He made 6 of 13 3s. ... Even mascot Harry the Hawk joined in the fun, making a behind-the-back half-court shot during a timeout. ... G Jeff Teague (flu-like symptoms) was available. Young missed a game last week with similar symptoms before returning for Saturday's loss at Memphis.

ONE DIVISION WIN

Charlotte, coming off a 108-99 win over Houston on Saturday night, fell to 1-7 against Southeast Division opponents. No other team in the league has played so few games against division opponents. Atlanta is 6-7 in the Southeast Division.

ROZIER'S NIGHT

The Hornets tried to take advantage of Rozier's career-best performance.

"The plays we were drawing up, they were for Terry," Borrego said.

Rozier couldn't celebrate his first 40-point game.

"It was kind of draining that we didn't come out on top," Rozier said.

UP NEXT

Hornets: Visit Miami on Wednesday night

Hawks: Host Knicks on Wednesday night.

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Leaders

Charlotte PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Rozier 40 -2 3 4 1 0
D. Graham 27 -5 10 4 4 0
Atlanta PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Young 31 9 16 4 0 0
J. Collins 28 -1 0 11 0 2

Team Comparison

CHA ATL
Points For 138 143
Field Goals 49/104-47% 53/96-55%
Three Pointers 19/48-40% 21/43-49%
Free Throws 21/23-91% 16/27-59%
Offensive Rebounds 8 12
Defensive Rebounds 27 41
Rebounds 43 68
Blocks 6 5
Steals 9 1
Turnovers 3 15
Points Scored Off Turnovers 19 6
Points in the Paint 52 56
Fast Break Points 10 8
Personal Fouls 22 26
Technical Fouls 0 0
Flagrant Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - ATL Leads Series 2-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sun Dec 8 ATL 122 @ CHA 107 B. Fernando 2 C. Martin 2
Mon Mar 9 CHA 138 @ ATL 143 P. Washington 2 B. Fernando 2

Game Information

Stadium: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Attendance: 14,399
Game Time: 2:55