Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young brings the ball up the court during the fourth quarter of an NBA game against the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday, January 21, 2023. (Photo: Itoro N. Umontuen/The Atlanta Voice)

Atlanta Hawks head coach Nate McMillan explains why Trae Young inbounded the ball on the final play of Saturday night’s 122-118 loss to the Charlotte Hornets. The Hawks blew a 19-point lead as the Hornets outscored Atlanta 73-53 in the second half.

Hornets star LaMelo Ball did not play due left ankle soreness for the third time this season, and he also has right knee soreness. Hawks sharpshooter Bogdan Bogdanovic did not play due to pain management with his right knee injury.

Itoro Umontuen currently serves as Managing Editor of The Atlanta Voice. Upon his arrival to the historic publication, he served as their Director of Photography. As a mixed-media journalist, Umontuen...