Atlanta Hawks rookie Cam Reddish had 25 points and point guard Trae Young had 39 points but it wasn’t enough as the Brooklyn Nets beat the Hawks 130-118 at State Farm Arena Wednesday night. The game was also marked by Taurean Prince’s return to Atlanta for the first time since he was traded to Brooklyn this summer. He had 23 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the field. Jarrett Allen had 20 points and Spencer Dinwiddie had 24. Journeyman Garrett Temple led Brooklyn in scoring with 27 points.
Young’s 39 points and ten assists, led the Hawks in both categories. Damian Jones set a career-mark for points, scoring 20 tonight in 28 minutes of action.
The Atlanta Hawks were out-rebounded 53 to 35 and the Nets dominated the offensive glass with 18 offensive rebounds compared to the Hawks nine.
Kyrie Irving did not make the trip to Atlanta due to a right shoulder impingement, missing his 10th straight game. Meanwhile, the Hawks Kevin Huerter, returning after missing 11 games with a left rotator cuff strain, was on a 15-minute limit and was held scoreless.
Chandler Parsons (flu), DeAndre Hunter (dislocated finger) and Allen Crabbe (knee) did not suit up for Atlanta tonight.
Atlanta will have a three game road trip as they head to Charlotte to take on the Hornets this Sunday, then a back to back in Miami next Tuesday and at the Chicago Bulls next Wednesday. The Hawks will return home Friday, Dec. 13th to take on the Indiana Pacers.