Trae Young scored 33 points while Clint Capela and John Collins each recorded double-doubles to lead the host Atlanta Hawks to a 108-97 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night.

The Hawks (35-30) snapped a three-game losing streak and took sole possession of fifth place in the Eastern Conference a half-game ahead of the idle Boston Celtics. Atlanta also pulled to within one game of the idle fourth-place New York Knicks.

The Hawks swept the season series and beat the Bulls for the second time in 22 days as Young shot 9-for-14 from the field including 11-for-12 from the free throw line. Young also had seven assists.

Capela scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds while Collins finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Chicago's Thaddeus Young, who started in place of injured forward Nikola Vucevic (right abductor tightness), finished with 20 points, seven rebounds and nine assists. Patrick Williams also had 19 points.

Coby White and Tomas Satoransky each had 12 points.

But the Bulls (26-38) were dealt another blow to their fading postseason hopes, losing their third in a row and fourth in their past five games.

The Bulls led 63-54 at halftime despite Trae Young's 22 points on 6-of-8 shooting in the first half.

After a Thaddeus Young layup to open the scoring in the third quarter, Capela and Collins sparked a 17-0 Hawks run and did not trail again. Atlanta outscored Chicago 28-12 in the period.

Zach LaVine missed his 10th consecutive game for the Bulls as he remains in the NBA's health and safety protocols.

Bogdan Bogdanovic (sore left hamstring) and Kevin Huerter (left shoulder sprain) both returned to action for the Hawks after missing their previous game. Bogdanovic finished with 15 points, six rebounds and five assists while Huerter had six points.

De'Andre Hunter (sore right knee) and Cam Reddish (sore right Achilles) were out.

Troy Brown Jr. (left ankle sprain), Cristiano Felicio (illness) were out for Chicago.

--Field Level Media

Support Local Journalism

Now, more than ever, residents need trustworthy reporting—but good journalism isn’t free. Please support us by purchasing a digital subscription. Your subscription will allow you unlimited access to important local news stories. Our mission is to keep our community informed and we appreciate your support.

0
0
0
0
0

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.